Exclusive: Sir Elton John's husband reveals his fitness regime and more about lockdown life
Filmmaker David Furnish spoke exclusively to Good Morning Britain about life in lockdown with music legend husband Sir Elton John.
Speaking to GMB’s Richard Arnold he said: “We’ve had the most amazing year doing stuff together, watching lots and lots of movies, lots and lots of television. Elton is continuing to just devour new music, he listens to everything new that comes out all the time. And he’s embarked on a fitness regime and a diet, he’s been losing weight, he’s been looking after himself really, really well. We’ve been really busy, happy and fulfilled and also, more important than anything, spending more time together as a family and loving it.
“We work together at home, we produce his radio show, we get on really well, we just enjoy each other’s company and we’re happy as a family. I want my kids to go back to school…”
Asked if their children have experienced any negativity for having two dads, he said: “We’ve been very fortunate within their school and within their community everybody’s been really warm, really welcoming to us, treated us the same as any other family, so they’ve not witnessed any of that.
“When I was talking about Rocketman when certain scenes were cut when it was screened in Russia, which was really upsetting, my older son was like, ‘Why would they cut the film Papa, I don’t understand?’ I said, ‘Some parts of the world they don’t believe it’s right for two men to be in a relationship and be in love’ and his immediate response was, ‘Well they’re wrong aren’t they? They’re completely wrong.’”
Noting Sir Elton’s recent Covid vaccine he said: “It’s a big load off my mind obviously.”
David also discussed Channel 4 series It’s A Sin, having appeared in the spin-off After Hours he said: “The series came out during national testing week and we got a record number of requests this year for people wanting HIV tests, which is brilliant. Take the medication you live a full healthy life and you don’t pass the virus on to someone else. All you have to do is know your status.”