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Sir Elton John and David Furnish to marry in May

Sir Elton John and David Furnish have revealed plans to wed in May.

As previously reported, the showbiz couple - who entered into a civil partnership in 2008 - confirmed they would be tying the knot after same-sex marriages were recently made legal in England and Wales.

Furnish said: “Elton and I will marry – as a high-profile couple, we feel it is our duty to do it, to make sure that everyone knows that this is something that many gay men living in this country never dreamed would happen.”

The 51-year-old has now confirmed to the Las Vegas Review that they will wed in May. He added:

"We don't feel the need to take an extra step legally. But since we're committed for life, we feel it's really important to take that step, and take advantage of that amazing change in legislation. We all live by example."

Their two children - Elijah, 3, and Zachary, 16 months - are expected to attend the ceremony.

However, it is reported that same-sex couples who have a civil parternship cannot currently marry, with those interested in doing so possibly having to wait until later this year.

Watch Elton John perform live below: