Sir Elton John and Sir Michael Caine are the faces of a hilarious new advert encouraging people to get the COVID-19 jab.

The rock star and actor, both in their 70s and 80s, have been vaccinated by the NHS, appear to audition for the role of reassuring the public that it’s safe and effective.

More than 12 million people in the UK have had at least one dose of a vaccine so far.

Sir Elton, 73, said he wanted to take part in the film “to help show people the benefits of getting vaccinated and how it helps protect ourselves and the people we love.”

“So, I hope we can all come together and do our bit in the fight against this wretched disease,” he added.

The film shows the pair supposedly auditioning for an advert promoting the jab.

Sir Elton is asked by the director to deliver his lines in a less (and then more) “showbiz” manner, before being encouraged to show off his impression of Sir Michael – which he pretty much nails.

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