Adele swats up for Saturday Night Live hosting debut with masked up behind-the-scenes snap

Harriet Brewis
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Adele has been eagerly studying for her Saturday Night Live hosting debut, as she revealed in an intimate Instagram post.

The 32-year-old singer gave fans a sneak-peak at her preparations to take the reins on the US sketch comedy show, with the mask-clad star shown carefully studying her script.

She captioned the image, shared on Thursday morning, simply: “Three days to go”.

Within two hours it had garnered more than 1.2 million likes.

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3 days to go ♥️

A post shared by Adele (@adele) on Oct 21, 2020 at 8:42pm PDT

This weekend’s show will mark London-born star’s first major televised appearance since her last tour in 2016.

She revealed the big news on Sunday night by sharing an image of three post-it-notes reading "Oct 2" "Adele and "H.E.R.”

Alongside the colourful triptych she wrote: “Bloooooody hellllll I’m so excited about this!! And also absolutely terrified!

“My first ever hosting gig and for SNL of all things!!!!”

“I’ve always wanted to do it as a stand alone moment, so that I could roll up my sleeves and fully throw myself into it, but the time has never been right

“But if there was ever a time for any of us to jump head first into the deep end with our eyes closed and hope for the best it’s 2020 right?”

She explained that it will mark more than a decade since she first performed on the internationally acclaimed show, with her return feeling like a “full circle” moment.

"It'll be almost 12 years to the day that I first appeared on the show, during an election...which went on to break my career in America, so it feels full circle and I just couldn't possibly say no,” she wrote.

"I am besides myself that H.E.R will be the musical guest!!

"I love her SO much I can't wait to melt into a flaming hot mess when she performs, then confuse myself while I laugh my a*** off in between it all.

"See you next week."

Adele told guests at a wedding in February to expect a new album in September.

However, asked for an update in June she told fans to “be patient”.

Her most recent album was 25, which won album of the year at the Grammys in 2015.

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