Adele returns to London as she puts finishing touches on her long-awaited fourth album

ADELE was the toast of Saturday Night Live in the US just two weeks ago, but we can reveal the superstar singer has whizzed back to the UK.

The Hello hitmaker, who made her musical comeback on the New York comedy TV show, spent the first lockdown at her luxurious mansion in LA. But now she has jetted back to her native London.

The Oscar winner was spotted dining with a friend at celebrity hotspot Chiltern Firehouse on Tuesday afternoon, enjoying a final lunch in the capital before lockdown.

Luckily, she is legally exempt from the requirement to self-isolate upon returning to this country from America.

We hear the songstress, who recently shed a whopping seven stone, wants to put the finishing touches to her long-awaited fourth album, which she recently said “isn’t done yet”.

We’re told: “Adele wants to lay low while she’s here, which is easy with shades and a face mask. People don’t recognise her like they used to anyway. She’s not been able to release new music yet and she’s totally focused on that and getting each track just right.

“She still has a network of people she works with and links up with when she is over here.”

It’s not the first time Adele has jumped across the Pond this year, after she was sighted on a string of rumoured dates with grime artist Skepta. In September she was spotted in the VIP area at virtual-reality bar Otherworld in East London.

However, just a month later she insisted she was single. In a rare social media post, she wrote: “I’m going back to my cave now to be the (single) cat lady that I am.”

Adele is expected to bring out her new album next year after Covid put paid to a rumoured ­September release. Whatever she releases, we’re sure it will be amazing.

KYLIE’S DISCO WRAP

KYLIE has taken her iconic gold lamé hotpants to the next level and given herself an all-over wrap.

The Aussie singer donned the metallic outfit for her online spectacular Kylie: Infinite Disco last night, when she performed tracks from her new album Disco, released this week.

And the Spinning Around singer isn’t ruling out any avenues after Covid-19 put the mockers on live gigs.

She said: “We all want to hear new music, make new music, experience new music, so there’s always more.

"I couldn’t tell you what it is.

"Concerts now just seem like an absolute pipe-dream.”

MALIQUE SETS RECORD STRAIGHT

HOLLYOAKS star Malique Thompson Dwyer will never have to worry about untidy eyebrows again.

We can reveal the I’m A Celebrity contestant has found love with Christelle Armstrong, who is a qualified eyebrow artist.

The news comes after Malique split from Harry Redknapp's granddaughter Molly following his stint in the Celeb jungle in 2018.

A source close to the actor said: “Malique and Christelle struck up their relationship around August and enjoyed a lovely, romantic trip away to Turkey in September last year.

“Fans thought he had been dating (Love Islander) Montana Brown because the pair have been close while filming MTV’s Celebs On The Farm together.

“So he posted a picture to social media with Christelle to set the record straight.”

GERI TAKES THE CROWN

GERI Horner has throne herself into a new project by dressing up as flame-haired monarch Elizabeth I.

The Spice Girls singer pays tribute to the final reigning Tudor in an eccentric new video for her YouTube series Rainbow Woman.

In a message to fans, Ginger Spice wrote: “I want to share something from my heart . . . something real, something I hope will inspire. Rainbow Woman is my love letter to you. It’s about sharing our spirit.”

The channel, which launches today, will follow Geri on her “adventures”, with comedy and new music featuring along the way. When it comes to having unusual spin-off projects, Geri definitely takes the crown.

YAZMIN: HOME, JAMES

TOWIE star Yazmin Oukhellou and James Lock have taken their relationship to the next level by moving in together.

The couple – who reunited in Mallorca this summer – are keen to be together to make the lockdown easier.

A source said: “They wanted to move forward with the relationship and knew it would be extremely tough to be apart for a month.”

The pair were together for two years before splitting in August last year after she accused him of cheating.

In an exclusive interview with us, James said: “I’m a changed man.

"I’ve realised I need to grow up.”

Corrie Katie stands up for charity

FORMER Coronation Street actress Katie McGlynn has signed up for new Channel 4 show Stand Up And Deliver, in aid of the charity Stand Up For Cancer.

Katie, who played tragic Sinead Tinker in the soap, is among a cast of five celebs who have each been paired with a top comedian to learn the craft of stand-up comedy. Also taking part will be former Strictly contestant Rev Richard Coles.

Katie left the ITV soap in October last year when her character died from cervical cancer. Last month she was spotted filming for BBC1’s lottery drama The Syndicate, in her first acting gig since leaving the Street.

At the start of 2020 she said: “It’s going to be an exciting year. I’ve already had so many wonderful auditions. One was for a big Netflix show, which would be an amazing opportunity. But I can’t say much more.”

A source close to Katie said: “Stand Up And Deliver is a way for her to learn a new skill and also raise awareness of cancer. The Corrie storyline meant so much to her that she wasn’t finished with drawing attention to the cause. She has had loads of fun doing the show but she’s not quite sure yet if she’s ready to give up her day job for stand-up.”

Katie and the other wannabe comics performed to a virtual audience on Friday after spending weeks writing material. Our mole tells us that her set included barbs at her past lovers. It might be one show they want to flick channels for. 

I’M A MOP-IT MAN

WATCH out, Mrs Hinch – Sir Elton John is hot on your heels as the next Queen of Clean.

The Rocketman singer confessed he loves “Hoovering and polishing” his eight-bed Windsor mansion.

He said: “I am no good at washing and ironing but I am very good at Hoovering and polishing. My house is pristine.”

Elton was forced to halt his farewell tour this year due to Covid.

Speaking about his retirement, he added: “David and I looked at our lives, and the boys’ lives, and he said, ‘They are going to be in school and you’re on the road all the time’.

“Before children, that is all I wanted to do. I was going to die on stage. Now I want to spend time with my family. I want to be with my children when they need me.” At least he’ll have plenty of time to improve his ironing . . . 

WISDOM OF CHRIS

CHRIS Moyles has some words of wisdom for the three DJs licking their wounds after being axed from Radio 1.

Dev Griffin, Huw Stephens and Phil Taggart will all leave in a shake-up aimed at bringing in new talent.

Chris, who was axed from The Breakfast Show in 2012, said: “Radio 1 is a conveyor belt, and at some time you will fall off it, because of age or not being relevant any more.”

Chris, now on Radio X, added: “The story goes I was too old for the show. I was 38 when they took us off. They recently hired some DJs who were that age. The show is yours for a while – it is like renting a house for a bit.”

Sounds like it’s time for this trio to hand back the keys . . . 

Caught out

  • SATURDAYS singer Una Healy beat lockdown gym restrictions by setting her own up at home and posting exercises to social media.
  • HOLLYWOOD actor Alec Baldwin won’t be having any more children after welcoming his fifth two months ago, aged 62. Wife Hilaria, 36, said: “It very much feels like we’re done.”
  • KATIE Price gave followers a look inside Mucky Mansion 2.0 on her YouTube channel. The reality star has moved into a new house with lots of clutter and peeling paintwork.
  • IN the spirit of rich Z-listers making us jealous, Made In Chelsea’s Louise Thompson has shown off her abs in a tiny bikini while on holiday in the Maldives.

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