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Ben Kingsley transforms into Elton John

Who knew English actor Sir Ben Kingsley could do such a good impression of colourful musician Sir Elton John?

Kingsley, 72, donned a flamboyant red, blue and silver suit in a preview for TV show Lip Sync Battle, and mimed a performance of John's 1972 hit song Rocket Man.

He even sat at a sparkly piano, wearing huge glasses.

He will compete against US actor John Cho in a lip sync showdown, which airs today on Spike TV.