Adele is hosting Saturday Night Live this weekend - here's how to watch in the UK

Adele has revealed that she will guest host this weekend’s Saturday Night Live.

The Hello performer confirmed the news on Sunday, surprising fans with the news that she will host the long-running US sketch show for the first time.

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The 15-time Grammy winner also teased that she may be releasing new music, sparking delight among her loyal fans.

American singer-songwriter H.E.R will be Adele’s musical guest.

What did Adele say?

Writing on Instagram, Adele said she is “so excited” and “absolutely terrified”.

She wrote: “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?”

Adele previously appeared as a musical guest on Saturday Night Live in October 2008, also on the eve of the presidential election, and in November 2015.

She said her upcoming hosting “feels full circle”.

She added: “It’ll 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 beside 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.”

How to watch Saturday Night Live in the UK

Adele fans can watch Saturday Night Live on Sunday night a day after it is aired live in the US.

The Adele episode will be available to watch on Sky Comedy at 9pm on Sunday.

Is Adele releasing new music?

Adele told guests at a wedding in February to expect a new album in September.

In June she responded to a comment on Instagram asking for an update and told a fan to “be patient”.

Showbiz 411 have suggested that an album could be released a week after her SNL appearance.

Her most recent album was 2015’s 25, which won album of the year at the Grammys.