The musician and his husband David Furnish want their sons - five-year-old Zachary and three-year-old Elijah - to work for their cash, and to have a "sense of value".

During an appearance on BBC Radio 6 show The First Time With..., which is due to air on Sunday (24Jan16), Elton insists his children will take care of chores around the house and in the garden to earn their pocket money, so they don't grow up spoilt.

"They (Zachary and Elijah) live a very, very lucky life in the fact that we live in a very nice way. But I want them to work for their money," he said. "I came from a council house and a working class background and I earned my money and I earned it with very hard work and I loved it.

"And I'd think a silver spoon is no good to anybody, and they are in a very difficult position because they're sons of someone very famous."

Explaining that the boys will have to "work in the house for it and they have to work in the garden", he also declared he and David don't plan to buy their sons expensive cars when they're old enough - they'll have to settle for a second-hand one.

"I mean they're spoilt enough as it is by living the way they do; but if they want a new car they're going to have to pay for it, and they're going to have the second hand car to start with - that's what I had. They have to have a sense of value," he added.

The Rocket Man hitmaker also gave a glimpse into the private life he shares with his two sons, who were both born via surrogate, by revealing they know both exactly what they want to be when they grow up.

"At the moment one wants to be a policeman and the other one wants to be an astronaut - which of course is probably not going to happen," he said. "But you know let them be whoever they are and just guide them and love them and tell them what's right from wrong and don't spoil them."