ADELE burst into tears while recording her musical comeback – after being surprised by her former teacher.
The singer cried while filming ITV’s An Audience With Adele, when she reunited with the woman who taught her at Chestnut Grove School in Balham, south London.
Fans of the London Palladium show earlier this month recounted how actress Emma Thompson asked the star who inspired her when she was young.
And after the singer opened up about the impact the grade eight teacher had on her, the smiling Emma revealed that she was, in fact, in the audience.
An audience member said: âIt was a really emotional moment.
âAdele spoke fondly of how her teacher was her inspiration as a teenager. When she realized that she was actually in the audience, she immediately brought her on stage and burst into tears. It was the big surprise of the evening.
Adele, who aspired to be a cardiac surgeon early on, studied biology at Chestnut Grove before leaving for Brit School at age 13.
She admitted in 2015 that her medical dreams were derailed after discovering “the fun and the boys”.
After her reunion, members of the audience shared how Adele asked her comedian pal Alan Carr to entertain the crowd while she got her makeup fixed. And they said he was impressed with a comedic version of his Bob Dylan cover, Make You Feel My Love.
They said: âAlan jumped on stage to take over while Adele – whose makeup had leaked – went to have it touched up.
âHe did a brilliant job, he was super entertaining. At one point, he sang Make You Feel My Love, but made up his own words. It was hilarious. “
Guests on the star-studded comeback show – which airs tonight at 7:25 p.m. on ITV – included Stormzy, Mel B, Naomi Campbell and Gareth Southgate.
“Everyone is attacking her”
And speaking on the red carpet, Alan called the atmosphere âelectric,â laughing: âEveryone is choking for a bit of Adele.
Adele – who admitted earlier in the evening that she was “doing it” – opened the show with Hometown Glory before launching into Hello.
And afterwards, she confessed: âI got very emotional. I haven’t been home for so long and haven’t played a show here for so long. I am very, very nervous. Of course I am.
âI’m a huge fan of An Audience With – it was the highlight of my life every time it passed. I’m so excited to do it tonight, very, very excited.
Tompkins gets Bieber’s support
FORMER busker Sam Tompkins caught the eye of pop superstar Justin Bieber.
The British singer was with the Peaches star at an LA studio this week where the duo got together to find new sounds.
Their collaboration comes as Sam Bloodlines’ moving single – about his grandfather who passed away last year – receives huge support from radio stations.
Sam, who is from Brighton, said: âJustin is very down to earth and I’m so grateful he has given me so much support. He really understands my music. In a recent live Instagram conversation between the two, Justin told her, “You are so talented. You bring so much joy to people and already have such an impact.
We would love to hear a duet of these two.
Meg puts him to the party
MEGAN BARTON-HANSON doesn’t mind the cold – as she steps out in this miniskirt.
The Love Islander was attending the Gay Times Honors party at Magazine London, but let the handsome James Lock enjoy the party so she could get ready.
At least she’s had her restful sleep.
BRIT EYES GAGA GUY
BRITNEY SPEARS is in talks with Lady Gaga’s manager Bobby Campbell as she revamps her squad, sources said last night.
The pop icon’s long-term manager Larry Rudolph stepped down in July, and she has reportedly sought a replacement.
Britney spoke to Bobby about her help as she plans an album of her greatest hits and a farewell tour.
A source said: “She has a lot of respect for Bobby’s working relationship with Lady Gaga. Britney thinks they could make a good team. It’s the start, but she feels there is potential. Ideas discussed include a hit album with new bonus tracks and live dates which are considered her farewell tour.
Manager Larry began working with Britney in the mid-1990s. Earlier this month, she regained control of her life and a fortune of Â£ 45million, after 13 years under an orderly tutelage by the tribunal.
Hope freedom brings a lot of success and happiness.
FORMER EastEnder Maisie Smith is set to rake in thousands by offering to promote businesses online.
The TV favorite, who filmed her last scenes on the BBC soap opera last month after 13 years playing with Tiffany Butcher, now charges companies Â£ 694 to film content on celebrity video-sharing service Cameo .
In an intro clip, Maisie says, âLet me know if you want a video. I am your girlfriend. “
The Strictly star is also offering fans the option to purchase greeting messages for Â£ 95 a piece.
This week, who we …
SNOG: Actor Rafferty Law for not being afraid to date a modest reality star.
MARRY: RUPERT Grint, who made the Harry Potter reunion during a video call in the United States.
TO AVOID: Roving Jack Grealish – it looks like he’s had enough on his plate, so you better step aside.
GARY BARLOW clashed with fellow judge Alesha Dixon over a contender for the upcoming Walk The Line series.
After a candidate waitress sang her song on the talent show – which has a winning jackpot of Â£ 500,000 – Alesha called it ‘gimmicky’.
The TV star said: âI think your line-up still needs to be developed. The song was cute, but it was a little whimsical at times and looking at the acts we’ve had before I’m not sure you’re strong enough to make it through.
But Gary was unimpressed and jumped in to the contender’s defense.
He said, âLet’s just remember this is prime time television. Do not underestimate the confidence and courage it takes to come here.
The shocked candidate then said: “I feel like I have a career as a songwriter and I have so much more to offer.” With half a million at stake, we’re not surprised the claws have emerged.
MAURA’S NEW MAJOR CAREER
UST days after it was revealed that Love Island’s Maura Higgins had left her reality TV agency, we can reveal that she landed a major international modeling contract aimed at making her a fashion star .
The Irish beauty has signed with London fashion giant Elite Model Management and sister agency EWG Management in New York and LA.
Maura said: âI am so excited. Working on television alongside modeling has always been one of my greatest passions.
An Elite spokesperson added: “We are delighted to sign Maura.”
The star, who rose to fame on the ITV2 reality show in 2019, will debut with the catwalk crowd at the British Fashion Awards next week in London.
After two years of roller coasters featuring romances with fellow love islanders Chris Taylor and Curtis Pritchard, and Strictly dancer Giovanni Pernice, check out this space for what’s to come.
Who have you spotted?
- ASHLEY ROBERTS on the rides with friends at the launch of Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park in London.
- Music legends THE CHIEFTAINs are back on the air with the new record Chronicles: 60 Years Of The Chieftains.
- Made In Chelsea star RUBY ADLER visits favorite celebrity DR MOTOX for skin treatment.
- PHILLIP SCHOFIELD and his family at GINO D’ACAMPO’s Luciano restaurant at the ME Hotel in central London.
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