The John Lewis Christmas advert 2018 has finally arrived - see it here!

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This year's advert features British superstar, singer and songwriter Sir Elton John, and shows him in present day playing his piano and tracks back through his life to the moment he first received his piano as a gift.

Sir Elton is played by actors throughout the advert, except for the opening and closing scenes.

The almost two-and-a-half minute ad tells the story of Elton's first piano and how it was "more than just a gift" and helped him become the musical icon he is today.

The John Lewis Christmas advert will be broadcast on television for the first time on ITV tonight at 9.15pm.

"It's been a lovely opportunity for me to reflect on my life in music and the incredible journey I have been on, and how first playing my grandmother's piano marks the moment when music came into my life".

Speculation has been rife over the past few months as to not only the soundtrack but to the idea of the advert too, with many correctly guessing that Elton John was the chosen one.


The firm said reports Sir Elton had been paid £5m were "wildly inaccurate" and said some of his fee went to his charitable trust.

The department store's festive advert is arguably the most highly-anticipated of them all, and you're guaranteed to need tissues to dry those tears.

Another complained that the song had been used before, referencing the 2010 creation.

The storefront of John Lewis" Oxford Street flagship has been changed to "John'.

"We've been doing John Lewis Christmas ads for some time now and what's on my mind is how we move it on creatively but hold on to the heart of what makes them special", said Craig Inglis, the customer director at John Lewis & Partners.

But there will be no plush versions of Sir Elton.

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