London singer Adele announced today that she will host next weekend’s episode of US comedy institution Saturday Night Live, a satirical sketch show which has run on NBC for 45 years and introduced the likes of Will Ferrell and Kristen Wiig to the wider world.
The global superstar has appeared on SNL as a musical guest in 2008 and 2015, but the new gig as host was something else altogether.
She told her 39 million followers on Instagram: “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…