Footage has emerged of Adele making an impromptu appearance at G-A-Y at London’s Heaven last night (February 10).
Fresh from her hat-trick of BRIT Award wins on Tuesday night (February 8), the pop superstar made a colourful visit to the Charing Cross club, treating revellers to a pole dance, helping to judge the Porn Idol contest, and making a boozy appearance on stage with Drag Race UK’s Cheryl Hole, all of which was posted to social media in fan-captured footage.
G-A-Y owner Jeremy Joseph confirmed the appearance on Twitter, posting a slew of backstage photos of Adele at the club. “Hello, it’s me…I was wondering if after all these years you’d like to meet,” Joseph captioned one post, referring to the singer’s 2016 smash ‘Hello’ alongside a shot of himself, Adele, Hole and fellow queens Son of a Tutu and Alfie Ordinary.
Fans were similarly excited, with one sharing on Twitter: “I will never forget this night. a few hours ago I was very sad, and then Adele appears doing pole dancing, my emotional stability really depends on a 33-year-old British woman, today was really the best night. I love that woman.” The singer’s spontaneous pole dance, meanwhile, had user @darlingadkins saying, “ADELE POLE DANCING. THIS IS MY LESBIAN ORIGIN STORY.”
The hitmaker, who now lives in Los Angeles, returned to her hometown earlier in the week to attend the BRITs, where she scooped British Artist of the Year, British Album of the Year for ’30’, and Best British Song, for ‘Easy on Me’. She also performed at the O2 Arena ceremony, playing a soaring version of ’30’ deep cut ‘I Drink Wine’. She’ll appear on The Graham Norton Show tonight (February 11), alongside Helen Mirren, Jim Broadbent and Golda Rosheuvel and George Ezra.
Adele’s BRITs triumphs, and last night’s G-A-Y antics, mark an upbeat end to a tumultuous few weeks for the singer, who pulled the plug on her Las Vegas residency at the last minute last month, citing delivery delays and positive COVID-19 tests from within her camp. The planned run of shows, which would have run until April, were scrapped entirely, leading to criticism from fans who had already arranged travel and accommodation.
She personally apologised to a number of them over FaceTime. No new dates in Vegas have been announced, meaning that her two huge London shows in Hyde Park in July are her only planned concert appearances for 2022.