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Sir Elton Hercules John (born Reginald Kenneth Dwight; 25 March 1947) is an English singer, songwriter, pianist, and composer. Collaborating with lyricist Bernie Taupin since 1967 on more than 30 albums, John has sold more than 300 million records, making him one of the best-selling music artists. He has more than fifty Top 40 hits in the UK Singles Chart and US Billboard Hot 100, including seven number ones in the UK and nine in the US, as well as seven consecutive number-one albums in the US. His tribute single "Candle in the Wind 1997", rewritten in dedication to Diana, Princess of Wales, sold over 33 million copies worldwide and is the best-selling single in the history of the UK and US singles charts. He has also produced records and occasionally acted in films. John owned Watford F.C. from 1976 to 1987 and from 1997 to 2002. He is an honorary life president of the club.

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‘I wish I Kissed A Boy was on TV when I was a teen, being gay was seen as shameful'

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I Kissed a Boy, which is set in Italy and hosted by Dannii Minogue, has a similar premise to Love Island, but the twist is that the men who are coupled up have to kiss before they’ve even said hello to each other.

Unsurprisingly, viewers have been hooked since the first episode aired and adorable contestants such as Jake from Swansea and Ollie from Brighton already have a firm place in our hearts.

But apart from the fact that it’s hugely entertaining, the show is being hailed as a game-changer due to the fact that it’s the UK’s first all-male gay dating show.

Someone who couldn’t be happier about this is community manager Jack Murphy from Caerphill. He tells us that having a programme like this on our screens - where a diverse and relatable group of gay men are front and centre - is a “huge” deal.

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