ELTON John impersonator Graham Nash’s latest Colchester gig has been cancelled – to make way for the genuine article.

As well as performing across the globe as the Elton Experience, Graham has sold out the function room at Colchester United’s Weston Homes Community Stadium on successive visits in 2012 and 2013.

The Colchester musician said: “I was hoping to make it a hat-trick this year.

“My agent got in touch and asked if I’d like to go back and I said yes – I was looking forward to it.

“But to cut a long story short, when I spoke to the agent later, he said they’d decided to go with another artist instead.

“I was really upset – until they told me it was Elton John himself.”

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