Ryan Murphy's dreams of snagging Sir Elton John for his hit TV series Glee have taken a knock as the musician's busy schedule won't allow him time to shoot an upcoming episode.
Show creator Murphy admits he wanted the Rocket Man to play one of Rachel Berry's gay adoptive dads - but Elton is unavailable.
Murphy tells TV Guide magazine, "I'm currently meeting and talking to (actors). So many people are interested in playing them, but (Elton) is, unfortunately, touring."