Adele ’emotional’ as she returns to the stage to perform for star-studded audience in TV special

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Adele admits she is ‘so emotional’ ahead her first UK performance in four years as she takes to the stage for An Audience with Adele – after earning rave reviews for her new album 30

  • Just days after releasing her fourth studio album, 30, Adele will be back on our TV screens in a one off special filmed at the London Palladium earlier this month
  • The singer, aged 33, said she felt ’emotional’ to be back on stage as she performed for the likes of Emma Thompson and Andrew Lloyd Webber
  • The singer has been celebrating this week after rave reviews flooded in at the release of her new album on Friday
  • An Audience With Adele airs on Sunday at 7.25pm on ITV and ITV Hub


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

Just days after releasing her fourth studio album, 30, Adele will be back on our TV screens in a one off special filmed at the London Palladium earlier this month (November 6). 

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The singer, aged 33, 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 Emma Thompson, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Emma Watson, David Tennant, Naomi Campbell, Daniel Kaluuya and Catherine O’Hara. 

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

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

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

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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.  

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

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

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.

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‘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.’ 

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 

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

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 

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

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.   

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

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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

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

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

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.   

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#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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