By David Renshaw , August 19, 2014 12:53

Elton John distances himself from UKIP after Nigel Farage claims he 'got on well' with singer

"Elton will not be favouring any party," says spokesman

Elton John distances himself from UKIP after Nigel Farage claims he 'got on well' with singer

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Elton John has denied supporting any political party following claims by UKIP leader Nigel Farage that the singer could back his party.

Farage said that he had a "big announcement" to make after spending time with John and his partner, David Furnish, at a dinner party earlier this year.

Elton John's spokesman, Gary Farrow, told The Guardian that his client is not assosciated with Farage or UKIP. "Elton will not be favouring any party," he said.

The denial came after Farage spoke to Fubar Radio and revealed that he had attended a function at which the singer was also a guest. "Maybe I've got a big announcement to make, you never know," Farage said. "Like a lot of things I get invited to, a lot of private lunches and dinners and I never ever say a word about them."

He continued, "I was invited by Elton John and David Furnish to their house for a dinner which was held six or seven weeks ago. There were 15 or 20 people there. It was a private dinner but, yeah, we talked about politics and current affairs and all of these things and, yes, actually the press reports were right: I got on very well with Elton John indeed."

However, John's spokesman said that Farage was a guest of former media baron Lord Black, not Elton John, but that the pair got on very well.

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