Adele slates ex-boyfriends ‘who can’t do anything’ during TV special

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Adele poked fun at her ex-partners on ITV’s An Audience With Adele, which was recorded in front of celebrity friends at the London Palladium and aired on Sunday evening. 

The singer performed a range of old hits and new tracks from her latest album 30 at the special event, interspersed with a light-hearted Q&A. 

And she pulled no punches while referring to her ex-boyfriends while replying to a question from her close friend, TV presenter Alan Carr. 

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He said:  ‘Famously you write songs about your exes. If your exes wrote a song about you, what would it be called, and what would it sound like?’ 

The 33-year-old star then quipped that ‘most of them’ wouldn’t have the talent to pen a song because they aren’t very good at the simplest of ‘normal daily’ life tasks.

Hilarious: Adele poked fun at her ex-partners on ITV's An Audience With Adele which was recorded in front of celebrity friends at the London Palladium on Sunday

Hilarious: Adele poked fun at her ex-partners on ITV’s An Audience With Adele which was recorded in front of celebrity friends at the London Palladium on Sunday

The star-who has nine-year-old son Angelo with ex-husband Simon Konecki – joked: ‘Probably called ‘No One Like You’, I would imagine.’ 

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She laughed: ‘I can’t imagine any of them would really be able to do it, because most of them, like, couldn’t even do a normal daily task. 

‘Most of them. Not all of them. So I don’t think they’d get away with it.’ 

Adele’s latest LP, ’30’, details her heartbreaking split from Simon, and the Grammy-winner – who is now dating sports agent Rich Paul – recently spilled that she had a secret romance before meeting her latest partner. 

The Hello singer was asked by her close pal, comedian Alan Carr, 45: 'Famously you write songs about your exes. If your exes wrote a song about you, what would it be called, and what would it sound like?'

The Hello singer was asked by her close pal, comedian Alan Carr, 45: ‘Famously you write songs about your exes. If your exes wrote a song about you, what would it be called, and what would it sound like?’

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Funny: The 33-year-old star then quipped that 'most of them' wouldn't have the talent to pen a song because they aren't very good at the simplest of 'normal daily' life tasks

Funny: The 33-year-old star then quipped that ‘most of them’ wouldn’t have the talent to pen a song because they aren’t very good at the simplest of ‘normal daily’ life tasks

She shared: ‘I wasn’t dating anyone. There was someone that I have loved – not been in love with, but been so fond of, and have been for years – but I was unable to pretend that I wasn’t in my own storm. 

‘I couldn’t give myself properly. I couldn’t be consistent, and neither could he. It wasn’t right, leaving a marriage and then dating a year after. 

‘Even if you feel ready, it’s a gaping, open wound whether you leave or you’re left. 

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‘So it was more that this person was asking for me to throw myself into it. And I couldn’t because I was still recovering from the breakdown of my marriage.

The star-who has nine-year-old son Angelo with ex-husband Simon Konecki - joked: 'Probably called 'No One Like You', I would imagine'

The star-who has nine-year-old son Angelo with ex-husband Simon Konecki – joked: ‘Probably called ‘No One Like You’, I would imagine’

Adele explained that she came to associate the mystery male with the collapse of her marriage. 

She added: ‘I associate him with the breakdown of my marriage. So, therefore, he is part of the storm. 

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‘And I was just, you know, really honest with him about it, thank God. Otherwise, I could’ve found myself in a situation being in a relationship I didn’t want to be in after coming out of one.’

She laughed: 'I can't imagine any of them would really be able to do it, because most of them, like, couldn't even do a normal daily task

She laughed: ‘I can’t imagine any of them would really be able to do it, because most of them, like, couldn’t even do a normal daily task

'I'm sh***ing myself': Adele was forced to restart hit single Easy On Me after nerves get the better of her

‘I’m sh***ing myself’: Adele was forced to restart hit single Easy On Me after nerves get the better of her

Adele was forced to restart hit single Easy On Me after nerves got the better of her. 

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However, she admitted she was ‘sh***ing’ herself when it came to performing her latest number one single, with the singer forced to restart her vocals after an uncharacteristic stumble. 

Viewers watched as the backing band abruptly stopped and she grabbed a drink before restarting the track, much to the delight of her audience.

Elsewhere, she joked that Send My Love (To Your New Lover) was the only opportunity to have a dance, what with her discography comprising of mainly sad songs.

Actress Emma Watson had a ball, taking the chance to have a boogie to Adele’s third album classic. 

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Star: She paused her dulcet tones before telling the crowd 'I'm sh**ing myself.' The backing stopped and she grabbed a drink before restarting the lead single, continuing to delight the impressed star-studded audience

Star: She paused her dulcet tones before telling the crowd ‘I’m sh**ing myself.’ The backing stopped and she grabbed a drink before restarting the lead single, continuing to delight the impressed star-studded audience

Singing sensation: Elsewhere, she joked that Send My Love (To Your New Lover) was the only opportunity to have a dance, what with her discography comprising of mainly sad songs

Singing sensation: Elsewhere, she joked that Send My Love (To Your New Lover) was the only opportunity to have a dance, what with her discography comprising of mainly sad songs

Having fun: Actress Emma Watson had a ball, taking the chance to have a boogie to Adele's third album classic

Having fun: Actress Emma Watson had a ball, taking the chance to have a boogie to Adele’s third album classic

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Response: Adele fanatics flooded Twitter with their reactions to the big night

Response: Adele fanatics flooded Twitter with their reactions to the big night 

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Adele – and Emma – fanatics went wild for the moment, with one writing: ‘The fact Emma Watson is such an Adele stan is actually giving me life.’ 

Other thrilled tweets read: ‘Adele is the true Queen of England’ and ‘the next 30 minutes will consist of the entire nation wishing they were, were with, or were best friends with Adele. World class!’  

Adele also broke down in tears as she was surprised by her old school teacher while on stage during the recording.

The Skyfall hitmaker cried tears of joy in front of the stellar crowd when she was reunited with the teacher, who taught her at Chestnut Grove School in Balham.

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Tears: Adele also broke down in tears as she was surprised by her old school teacher while on stage

Tears: Adele also broke down in tears as she was surprised by her old school teacher while on stage

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 previously 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.’.     

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

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

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. 

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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 were among those to watch the Someone Like You star live while pal Alan Carr, 45, got on stage to ask questions.

Adele revealed 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.  

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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 

Taking to the stage, Adele admitted: ‘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. 

Yaya! Adele took to Twitter on Friday to thank her fans for their support in the wake of the release of her new album 3

Yaya! Adele took to Twitter on Friday to thank her fans for their support in the wake of the release of her new album 3

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