Frank Skinner: ‘Adele was hypocritical at the Brit Awards’

Comedian says host James Corden 'did her a favour' by interrupting her speech

Comedian Frank Skinner has called Adele‘s behaviour at this year’s Brit Awards “hypocritical”.

The ’21’ songstress was cut short during her speech after receiving Mastercard British Album Of The Year by host James Corden, and responded by flicking her middle finger.

She has since received apologies from both ITV and the Brit Awards, but Skinner told the Daily Star that Corden had done her “a favour” by interrupting her.

He said:

I think James Corden did her a favour. With all that proud to be British stuff saying she was waving the flag for us I was not happy with it. I think she was a bit hypocritical.

Skinner went on to explain that he was angry that the Tottenham singer had chosen to swear using an “American gesture”, adding: “How can she say that she is proud to be British and then give a very American gesture by sticking one finger in the air? It should have been two fingers as that is how I fly the flag!”

Last week, Lily Allen criticised the decision to cut off Adele’s speech, writing on her Twitter account: “I can’t say I’m surprised. It was like the music industry’s attitude to women played out as a metaphor.”

The controversial incident came at the end of a triumphant night for Adele, who also scooped the British Solo Female Artist gong and made her UK live return with a performance of ‘Rolling In The Deep’.