Rocketman star Taron Egerton belts out Elton John hit in James Corden's Carpool Karaoke

Publish Date
Wednesday, 20 March 2019, 2:45PM
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Actor Taron Egerton is not only set to star as Elton John in the upcoming Rocketman movie, but he is also hitting the road for an episode of Carpool Karaoke.

Appearing on The Late Late Show With James Cordon, the 29-year-old revealed how he and his Rocketman co-star Richard Madden prepared for the music-filled ride, which sees the pair driving around London, singing Elton’s hit song Bennie and the Jets.

"We went out the night before and got blind drunk," he explained, before reassuring the audience that he made sure he had sobered up before getting behind the wheel. "But yeah, we went out and had a good time."

Their full Carpool Karaoke episode is set to debut later this week exclusively for free on Apple TV App.

While on the late-night show, James Corden also put Taron’s Elton John music knowledge to the test, but playing the tune on a keyboard and seeing if he could guess which track it was.

The catch? James had no idea how to play the piano.

Watch the hilarious clip below and see which songs Taron got right!