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Reg Dwight confirms he is quitting Elton John role

Reg Dwight, famous for playing the role of outrageous rock star Elton John for the last 42 years, has confirmed this morning that he is to give up and pursue other avenues. Dwight, who first invented the role of John as a comedy vehicle, has decided that the time is right to hang up his wig and move on. ‘It’s been a blast,’ he said, ‘but I need to have a rest and then decide what’s next for me.’

Several actors are thought to be in the running to replace Dwight, among them Mickey Rourke, Johnny Depp and Ross Kemp.

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Posted: May 16th, 2009 by Jay Gee

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