Adele ‘breaks down in tears’ as she is surprised by old school teacher during An Audience with Adele

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She will delight fans in the UK on Sunday, with an ITV special recorded earlier this month, where the hit singer performed her biggest songs.

And, Adele reportedly broke down in tears as she was surprised by her old school teacher while on stage during the recording of An Audience with Adele at the London Palladium on November 6.

The Skyfall hitmaker, 33, is said to have cried tears of joy in front of the star-studded crowd when she was reunited with the teacher, who taught her at Chestnut Grove School in Balham.

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Tears: Adele, 33, reportedly broke down in tears as she was surprised by her old school teacher while on stage during the recording of An Audience with Adele

Tears: Adele, 33, reportedly broke down in tears as she was surprised by her old school teacher while on stage during the recording of An Audience with Adele

Fans at the London Palladium show earlier this month reportedly told how actress Emma Thompson asked the superstar who had inspired her when she was young.

Adele opened up about the impact the year eight teacher had on her, after which Emma revealed that she was actually in the audience. 

An audience member told The Sun: ‘It was a really emotional moment. Adele spoke movingly about how her teacher was her inspiration as a teenager.

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‘When she realised she was actually in the audience, she brought her up on stage immediately, and broke down in tears. It was the big surprise of the night.’

MailOnline has contacted ITV and Adele’s representatives for comment.     

Surprise! The Skyfall hitmaker is said to have cried in front of the star-studded crowd when she was reunited with the teacher, who taught her at Chestnut Grove School in Balham

Surprise! The Skyfall hitmaker is said to have cried in front of the star-studded crowd when she was reunited with the teacher, who taught her at Chestnut Grove School in Balham

Just days after releasing her fourth studio album, 30, Adele will be back on our TV screens in a one off ITV special.

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The singer said she felt ’emotional’ to be back on stage in the UK for the first time in four years as she performed for the likes of Andrew Lloyd Webber, Emma Watson, David Tennant, Naomi Campbell, Daniel Kaluuya and Catherine O’Hara. 

Her sports agent boyfriend Rich Paul also joined the crowd of A-listers and the singer’s family and friends. 

Amazing: Adele is back to delight her fans in the UK with an ITV special where the hit singer will perform her biggest songs for a star-studded audience in London

Amazing: Adele is back to delight her fans in the UK with an ITV special where the hit singer will perform her biggest songs for a star-studded audience in London

Superstar: She performed for the likes of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Emma Watson

Superstar: She performed for the likes of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Emma Watson

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Dawn French, Stormzy, Gareth Southgate and Samuel L Jackson are among those to watch the Someone Like You star live while pal Alan Carr, 45, gets on stage to ask questions.

Adele is set to reveal who her idols are, ‘wild stories’ about relationship issues from fans and answers to burning questions like why she doesn’t perform in heels anymore. 

Chatty man Alan and Adele are close, with the Make You Feel My Love singer marrying him and his partner Paul Drayton in 2018.  

Gorgeous: Adele admitted that she was 'very nervous' to be back on the stage

Gorgeous: Adele admitted that she was ‘very nervous’ to be back on the stage 

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Best pals: Chatty man Alan, 45, and Adele are close, with the Make You Feel My Love singer marrying him and his partner Paul Drayton in 2018

Best pals: Chatty man Alan, 45, and Adele are close, with the Make You Feel My Love singer marrying him and his partner Paul Drayton in 2018

Taking to the stage, Adele admits: ‘I got really emotional. I haven’t been home for so long and I haven’t played a show here for so long.

‘I’m very, very nervous! Course I b****y am.

‘I’m a big fan of An Audience With – it used to be the highlight of my life whenever it was on- I’m so thrilled to be doing it tonight, very very excited.’ 

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Adele hasn’t performed a concert in the UK since her Wembley Stadium shows in June 2017. 

Supported: Samuel L Jackson was among the crowd of A list celebrities at the special filmed in London

Supported: Samuel L Jackson was among the crowd of A list celebrities at the special filmed in London 

But, she is set to make a comeback next year, having recently announced live shows in London in 2022. 

The lucky celebrities who got to see her live once again shared their excitement ahead of filming for the show.   

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‘I’m just so excited to see one of the greatest singers of all time.’ Emma Thompson said, who attended with husband Greg Wise. 

Andrew Lloyd Webber added he thinks Adele is ‘one of the great originals.’ 

Iconic: Adele hasn¿t performed a concert in the UK since her Wembley Stadium shows in June 2017

Iconic: Adele hasn’t performed a concert in the UK since her Wembley Stadium shows in June 2017

The singer has been celebrating this week after rave reviews flooded in at the release of her new album on Friday. 

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Inspired by her divorce from ex-husband Simon Konecki, the record received a score of 89 out of 100 on Metacritic, indicating ‘universal acclaim’ from reviewers while fans took to social media in droves to praise the release and share crying memes to react to the stars powerful lyrics.   

#Adele30 became a trending topic on Twitter immediately after the album was released with fans the world over praising the record.

An Audience With Adele airs on Sunday at 7.25pm on ITV and ITV Hub  

Yaya! Adele took to Twitter on Friday to thank her fans for their support in the wake of the release of her new album 30

Yaya! Adele took to Twitter on Friday to thank her fans for their support in the wake of the release of her new album 30

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