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16 October 2020, 15:25
It's one of the greatest TV interviews, featuring two of entertainment's biggest stars.
It's amazing seeing two British entertainment icons come together in such a humourous way, with Rowan giving the then-44-year-old singer a difficult time.
Watch the interview below:
Rowan Atkinson - Interview with Elton John
The interview sees Rowan ask Elton a series of unusual questions, with Elton clearly doing everything he can not to giggle.
This interview is arguably the original Between Two Ferns, a show where comedian Zach Galifianakis speaks to high-profile stars with deadpan humour, along with the occasional insulting quip.
“Funny name. ‘Elton,’” Rowan asks the singer. “Did you ever consider ‘John Elton’?”
How Elton kept a straight face is anyone's guess.