Alan Carr wanted Elton John role in Rocketman
2 May 2019 - 4:00 PM

Alan Carr wanted Elton John role in Rocketman

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Alan Carr thought he was "a shoo-in" to play Sir Elton John.

The former "Chatty Man" host has said he "even did piano lessons" in a bid to land the lead role in the "Rocketman" biopic, but even after missing out on the part he's still looking forward to the movie.

Speaking to Digital Spy, he said: "As you may or may not know, I was seagull number one in the "SpongeBob SquarePants" movie, just in the UK and Ireland.

"Hollywood knows I exist so if they call, then Hollywood calls. People joke about this, but speaking genuinely, I thought I would get the Elton John biopic.

"I genuinely did, I even did piano lessons. I thought I was a shoo-in. I thought, "I'm fat, gay, camp, dubious hair". I thought I'd get it but Taron Egerton, well I'm looking forward to that."

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Meanwhile Alan, 42, will be teaming up with fellow comedian Micky Flanagan and actor Michael Sheen for upcoming new Sky show "There's Something About Movies", and he's excited for the project.

He added: "It is like a panel show, but not really. It's a unique panel show, we have actual Hollywood actors so it's not just comedians giving their best jokes.

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"It's a good mix, we've had Rupert Everett, Jason Isaacs, Matthew Broderick. We've filmed half of them already so I can hold my head up high because sometimes you can promote shows and you haven't filmed them yet, and you go, "Oh please don't be s**t".

"It's got so much energy but there never really is a dull moment, I know everyone says that but it really is good."

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