Elton John has become the latest celebrity to guest edit The Independent in the name of charity, following in the footsteps of fellow pop star Bono. The ivory-tinkling Rocket Man has edited a special edition of the paper for one day only on Wednesday 1 December to mark World Aids Day.
All circulation proceeds from sales of Wednesday's Independent will go to the Elton John Aids Foundation. Among the content planned by the guest editor will be an interview with none other than music legend Sir Elton John and pieces penned by Bill Clinton and Stephen Fry.
Sir Elton is said to be "thrilled" and thanked The Independent for supporting his charity and the work of World Aids Day.
Evgeny Lebedev, owner of The Independent, said: "We are proud to have Elton editing the paper for a day. His Aids foundation has done a lot of important work around the world which I have witnessed first-hand, and we are pleased to be able to help the cause. I'm sure his paper will make people sit up and take notice."
Hopefully The Independent's subs have been on top of their game while editing Sir Elton's copy, lest we forget this is a man who has admitted that even 'sorry' seems to be the hardest word.