Adele is hosting Saturday Night Live next weekend on 10/24 opposite musical guest H.E.R. This will be her third appearance on the show and first time as host. In an Instagram post announcing the news, she wrote: “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.”
Given that there’s a musical guest, it’s unclear whether or not Adele will perform. But if you get Adele on a show, you have to make her sing something, right? Way back in February, Adele said that her new album would be coming in September, though clearly the pandemic got in the way of those plans. This will be Adele’s first high-profile public appearance since her cultural appropriation controversy in August.
Here’s Adele’s full statement on her hosting gig:
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?
Itll 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! 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 arse off in between it all.
See you next week