Adele laughed off all the chatter about her incredible weight loss on Saturday Night Live this weekend, taking the light approach when addressing her new look for the first time.
The Hello singer made her debut hosting the hit NBC sketch show alongside musical guest H.E.R. and SNL regular Kate McKinnon.
In her opening monologue, Adele – who looked stunning in a black off-the-shoulder peplum top and figure-hugging trousers – tackled the elephant in the room with her trademark wit.
She told the audience: ‘And I know I look really, really different since you last saw me but actually, because of all the Covid restrictions and the travel bans, I had to travel light and only bring half of me – and this is the half I chose.’
Adele revealed her weight loss in an Instagram photo celebrating her 32nd birthday in May.
It sparked a huge conversation about her transformation, forcing her personal trainer to jump in and defend her, explaining that she ‘made better food choices’ after extensive touring and giving birth to her son Angelo.
The trainer, Pete Geracimo, stated at the time: ‘She is doing it for herself and for Angelo.’
Elsewhere during her three-minute monologue, Adele thanked Sarah Palin for launching her career in the US after she appeared on SNL in the same episode as the then-vice presidential nominee, who millions tuned in to see.
The singer explained: ‘It’s me, Adele, and my God, I’m absolutely thrilled to finally be hosting this show.
‘A show that not only do I genuinely love, but the show that broke my career here in America 12 very long years ago.
‘See, I was a musical guest back in 2008 when Sarah Palin came on with Ms Tina Fey. So obviously a few million people tuned in to watch it and the rest is history.’
She then quipped: ‘Now, I don’t know anything about American politics. I’m British, you know? And I don’t want to say anything too political, so I’ll just say this: Sarah Palin, babes, thanks for everything, yeah?’
Adele also gave a shout-out to special members of the audience, saying: ‘Before I start the show, I genuinely would like to say a sincere thank you to all the frontline workers who are all here down in the audience.
‘They say that once you’ve been to New York, you keep a little piece of it in your heart forever so I give it up to you.’
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