Eltons festive ad staring Charlotte Tilbury and Kate Moss

The legendary singer, 76, is celebrating the 50th anniversary of his holiday anthem with an appearance in a beauty campaign from make-up brand Charlotte Tilbury.

Elton dons an electric blue suit for the video, where he is joined by models Kate and Jourdan Dunn, actress Michaela Jae Rodriguez and musician Rina Sawayama, all dancing to Step Into Christmas.

Charlotte Tilbury is the founding beauty partner of The Rocket Fund – the Elton John Aids Foundation’s £100million drive to fight the disease – and the new campaign aims to shine a light on this work.

Elton said: “I had so much fun stepping into beauty magic and working with Charlotte and her muses to bring this fabulous campaign to life.

“We have the tools to end HIV and Aids – it’s the stigma that’s holding us back.”

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He established the foundation in 1992, inspired to take action after his friend Ryan White died of Aids.

Kate, 49, is pictured alongside Elton in a shimmering red sequinned gown with an open back. She said: “I’ve always been so inspired by Elton’s incredible work with the Elton John Aids Foundation, it has made such a difference to reducing the stigma around HIV and Aids.”

Charlotte, 50, said: “Elton has been a huge inspiration to me my entire life.

“He is a national treasure, the ultimate renaissance man, a polymath, a musical genius adored by generations, a true creative, champion of the arts and, of course, a ­fashion icon.”

Hold The Girl singer Rina, 33, also appears in the campaign, wearing a black feathered column gown with ­spaghetti straps. The Japanese-British singer joined Elton on stage during his headlining show at the Glastonbury festival this year to perform Don’t Go Breaking My Heart.

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She said: “Elton has been the most incredible mentor.

“We met a few years ago and I’ve been so lucky to work on so many exciting projects with him.

“I’ve always been inspired by Elton’s unwavering commitment to the fight against HIV and Aids.”

The brand was announced as the official founding beauty partner of The Rocket Fund in June.

It says its contribution will help more than 40,000 young people most at risk of HIV and Aids access life-saving services and support.

Step Into Christmas was released as a stand-alone single in November 1973, and went on to become one of the nation’s favourite festive tunes.

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