Powerhouse singer Adele got quite the surprise while making the rounds promoting her new album, 30. ITV recently aired An Audience with Adele, a concert special filmed earlier this month in front of a hometown crowd at the London Palladium that, according to The Newton Citizen, featured superstar Beyonce, actor Samuel L. Jackson and fellow London native Idris Elba. Powerhouse singer Adele got quite the surprise while making the rounds promoting her new album, 30.
ITV recently aired An Audience with Adele, a concert special filmed earlier this month in front of a hometown crowd at the London Palladium that, according to The Newton Citizen, featured superstar Beyonce, actor Samuel L. Jackson and fellow London native Idris Elba. “I had a teacher at (south London high school) Chestnut Grove, who taught me English. That was Ms. McDonald,” she responded, “She got me really into English literature. Like, I’ve always been obsessed with English, and obviously, now, I write lyrics.”
“She was so cool. So engaging,” Adele added, recalling that McDonald, who was also a dancer during those days, often wore sequins and gold bracelets. “She really made us care, and we knew that she cared about us.” Thompson then surprised the singer by telling her Ms. McDonald was in the audience. McDonald then joined the happily surprised Adele onstage. McDonald’s first name remained undisclosed at the time of publication.
The two exchanged tight hugs and shed warm tears, with Adele asking McDonald for her phone number to keep in touch — and telling her she still has all of her books from when she was her teacher. During the engaging reunion, the singer asked about McDonald’s life and if she has children, two of whom stood up; Adele waved and said hello to them. McDonald told her former student she was “so proud of her,” and Adele responded, “You really did change my life.”
The watershed moment sparked an impromptu intermission, where host Alan Carr came back to the stage to entertain the visibly touched audience after Adele told McDonald, “Now, I’ve got to get my whole face redone.” On her own Instagram page, Adele posted a series of pictures and wrote about the show, saying, “Home Sweet Home. I’ve always dreamt of doing An Audience With… There was so much love in the room for each other, it felt like such a gig! Everyone was raucous and bang up for it! And my teacher Ms. McDonald was there, it was just heaven.”
Sharon Tyler – I was so emotional when I viewed this. I know how it feels to be connected with your teacher. Im 57 and i am still in contact with my 8th grade teacher. She made me feel so loved and she still does
Claudia – Awesomeness and touchingly with emotionally warmth!!! Ever so captivating moment!!!
Arlene – God is so good you never know who will be a Big impact of your life
Lucas – This is such a sweet moment! I hope, despite her busy schedule that she was able to catch up with her teacher
Deeann – THE BEST EVER GENUINE EMOTIONS DEMONSTRATED ON TELEVISION – THIS IS WHAT THANKSGIVING IS ABOUT! Miss McDonald you are a rare find. Adele you are so genuine as your music depicts.
Evelyn – The impact that teachers make in the lives of children is so amazing. This brought tears to my eyes.