For me, and I’m sure many of you, Adele is a singer whose image is that of a strong role model type (apart from the odd drunk text message), a relatively private person known first and foremost for her music. But during a recent BBC special that aired in the UK, she showed off her jokester side by appearing in a hilarious sketch for Graham Norton, as a soft-spoken lady named Jenny: full time nanny and part time Adele impersonator. Yes, this is a thing that happened.
In the video, Jenny explains that she’s been performing as Adele for four years, and that bookings “have been a bit slow recently” due to “not much demand.” Norton seems sympathetic, and both of them are fantastic in their deceitful performances. For this unique transformation, Adele adorned a wig, prosthetic chin and nose, and spoke in a deeper register. She managed to fool the genuine Adele impersonators, who were auditioning for a fictitious pilot program at the Wimbledon Theater, so the prank was a success. However, the moment she started to sing “Make You Feel My Love”, following a hilarious bout of fake nerves, the room became hysterical as they started to clue in.
This sketch was part of an hour-long special celebrating Adele’s achievements, called Adele at the BBC, and it aired on the same day that her third album, 25, dropped.
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