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Adele to film BBC Special with Graham Norton

Superstar Adele will be joining Graham Norton in a special, hour-long show on BBC One ahead of her third album’s release, 25.

The singer will be sharing stories from her rise to fame to her return with a new album, as well as talking about her break from the spotlight.

It is said that Adele will also play some of her new songs for the first time and discuss how this album is different from her previous two concepts.

“Adele at the BBC” will be the singer’s first television appearance since performing Skyfall at the Oscars in 2013.

“I can’t wait,” said the star. “Graham and I get on great so it’s going to be a laugh.”

Calling Adele’s new album “the music event of the year,” Norton added: “This opportunity to spend an hour with Adele, her music and her stories is a truly rare treat.

“If I wasn’t hosting this special I’d be sat at home watching it.”

The show will be taped in front of a live audience on 2 November but a transmission date for the show has yet to confirmed.

AdeleThe musician returned from a self-imposed break last week with a new single, Hello, which is widely expected to hit number one this week.

Following its the single’s release, it topped the iTunes chart in 102 countries. In the UK, the Official Charts Company said it sold 165,000 copies over the weekend.

Reviews for the song have been overwhelmingly positive. The Guardian called it “striking, witty and lovelorn”; while the Telegraph described it as “a beautiful song of loss and regret”.

Adele admitted when unveiling the song on BBC Radio 2 that she had “struggled” to write her new album.

“Obviously, I took a lot of time off because I came a mum,” she said. “And then, when I thought I was ready to start writing, I wasn’t. So I took some more time off.”

“A couple of times, I thought I’d dried up. There was also a period I thought, ‘maybe I should just go out on a high. Maybe people have heard enough of me.'”

However, she added, “there never was an option of me not making music, because it’s the only thing I really like to do.”

Anticipation for her new material is high after her last record, 21, sold more than 30 million copies around the world.

Speaking to BBC Radio 1, the musician said she didn’t feel any pressure to live up to that success.

“I feel like every album I’m ever going to write is always going to be following 21. No matter what this album does, my next record’s going to be following 21.

“It’s phenomenal what happened with that – but it is a phenomenon. I can’t really include it in any expectations of anything I ever do again.”

 

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