The Rolling In The Deep singer hosted the concert special at the London Palladium with ITV airing the show on Sunday.

At one point during the night, Adele, 33, took a question from celebrity audience member Dame Emma Thompson about who had inspired her when she was younger.

"I gave him my British driver's licence, which might as well have been like a blockbuster card, he'd never seen it before, also it looks nothing like me, it's me when I was like 17," she said, as she desperately tried to prove her identity.

Dame Emma then surprised Adele by inviting Ms McDonald on stage and the pair embraced.

The singer was so emotional and tearful that she had to get her make-up reapplied and enlisted her pal Alan Carr to briefly entertain the audience.

Adele's right – you never forget a great teacher and they can change your life. ’ However, his other commentary of the concert veered on the critical side as he had earlier told his followers : 'If I was at this # AnAudienceWithAdele, I'd ask her two questions : 1 ) Does the unctuous sycophancy from your celebrity fans make you want to vomit?

Just a shame she ’ s a Spurs fan. ’ A-list guests among the star-studded audience included Dua Lipa, David Tennant, Idris Elba, Samuel L Jackson, and Harry Potter actress Emma Watson.

She couldn’t believe Ms McDonald looked the same as all those years ago (Picture: ITV)

Adele performed tracks including Hometown Glory, Send My Love ( To Your New Lover ) and songs from her new album 30, such as Easy On Me and Hold On.

Only a great cultural event could be worthy of the show ’ s resurrection – and obviously, a new Adele album qualifies.

We get insight into who she is from the way she navigates proceedings, not the granular details of her private life.

In the US version, the showstopper moment came from a man surprising his girlfriend with a proposal.

Adele performed her hometown concert earlier this month (Picture: ITV)

Yet there's little doubt Adele surpassed whatever expectations anyone might have had of her hosting skills : it ’ s hard to imagine anybody doing this better.

Hopefully, this multi-million-selling pop superstar will be back to present in another ITV teatime slot very soon.

The actress even left Adele in tears after surprising the star with her secondary school English teacher.

The actress looked stunning in a loose blue patterned top, with her blonde tresses falling across her face.

Emma made sure all eyes were on her (Image: ITV)

"Being in lockdown and then finally getting out.

DO N'T MISS ... Jeremy Clarkson 'rows' with girlfriend over moving house [ INSIGHT ] 'She wants to end it' Strictly's Ore Oduba opens up on divorce fear [ STRICTLY ] Piers Morgan slammed for querying Adele's singing in fresh swipe [ TWITTER ] She continued : "Showing us how it's done as ever # Adele 30."

The singer, 33, recalled the hilarious moment during her ITV special An Audience With Adele, which was filmed at the Palladium in London in front of a star-studded audience including Emma Thompson, Jodie Comer, David Tennant, Alan Carr and Jodie Comer.

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