Watch: Adele jokes about weigh

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Watch: Adele jokes about weight loss as she hosts ‘Saturday Night Live’ [video]

Adele recently made headlines after appearing as a host on ‘Saturday Night Live’ and joking about her weight loss.

Watch: Adele jokes about weigh

Photo: Twittter/NBC

The popular British singer, Adele, recently joked about her recent weight loss and told fans “my album’s not finished” as she hosted the US comedy show Saturday Night Live.

Adele on Saturday Night Live

“I know I look really, really different since you last saw me,” said the 32-year-old, as she took to the stage. “But actually, because of all the COVID restrictions…I had to travel light and I could only bring half of me,” she joked. “And this is the half I chose.”

The singer added she was “too scared” to sing and host SNL at the same time.

“I’d rather just put on some wigs, have a glass of wine or six and see what happens.”

However, the star did break into song during one of the night’s sketches, reports the BBC. A spoof of the reality show The Bachelor, it saw Adele enter the competition as a female contestant looking for a date.

“I’m here because I’ve had a lot of heartbreak in my life – first at 19 and then, sort of famously, at 21 and then, even more famously, at 25,” she said, referencing the titles of her first three albums.

Making her career

It’s said that it has been five years since Adele last released an album, and three since she last appeared on US TV – at the 2017 Grammy Awards. In her opening monologue, Adele said she was “absolutely thrilled” to be part of the show that “broke my career in America, 12 long years ago”.

“You see I was the musical guest back in 2008 when Sarah Palin came on with Tina Fey,” she explained, “so obviously a few million people tuned in to watch it. And well, the rest is now history.”

That episode was the highest-rated edition of SNL in 14 years, and Adele’s performance of Chasing Pavements and Cold Shoulder made her an overnight star. Other sketches during the 90-minute show saw the star playing a ghost haunting a mansion, and an English woman who is secretly obsessed with colouring books, having her fortune told.

“I wonder if you see anything work-related in the next year,” she asked Madame Vivelda, played by comedian Kate McKinnon. “I see no concerts in 2020,” she was told. “Only colouring.”

A third scene saw her playing a middle-aged divorcee escaping to Africa. As she and McKinnon repeatedly emphasized the wonder of “the bamboo” and dreamily referenced “the tribesmen”, Adele kept breaking character and stifling giggles.