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'Saturday Night Live': Adele shows off American accent in new trailer ahead of hosting US sketch show

The British superstar will front the popular comedy programme this weekend

Adele features in a new trailer for 'SNL' alonside singer HER and comedienne Kate McKinnon. Instagram / NBC
Adele features in a new trailer for 'SNL' alonside singer HER and comedienne Kate McKinnon. Instagram / NBC

Adele has given fans a preview of her comedy chops as she gears up to host Saturday Night Live for the first time.

The chart-topping British singer, who will helm the popular NBC sketch show on Saturday, October 24, appears in a new trailer for the upcoming episode.

Wearing a deep purple velvet blouse and black face mask, the Hello star appears alongside musical guest HER, as well as SNL comedienne Kate McKinnon.

@adele hosts with musical guest @hermusicofficial this Saturday!

A post shared by Saturday Night Live (@nbcsnl) on Oct 22, 2020 at 4:29pm PDT

While the singer, 32, spoke in her native English accent for the most part, she also debuted a flawless American accent, telling McKinnon in a US drawl: "Oh my god! No worries, girlfriend!''

"OK, now that is good," said an impressed McKinnon.

While introducing Best Part singer HER, Adele also teased viewers by suggesting she might perform on the night.

"Or maybe [the musical guest] is me?" she joked.

SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- "Adele" Episode 1789 -- Pictured: (l-r) Musical guest H.E.R., host Adele, and Kate McKinnon during Promos in Studio 8H on Thursday, October 22, 2020 -- (Photo by: Rosalind O'Connor/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
HER, Adele and Kate McKinnon on set recording the promo on October 22. Getty Images

There has been much speculation over whether 15-time Grammy winner Adele will perform in the episode, perhaps even debuting a track from her highly anticipated fourth album.

Viewed by the entertainment industry as an influential platform, the show has welcomed countless stars over the years, from Lady Gaga to Kanye West, to debut live performances of latest works.

The singer also gave fans a glimpse of her preparing to host the comedy programme on Thursday, October 22.

3 days to go ♥️

A post shared by Adele (@adele) on Oct 21, 2020 at 8:42pm PDT

A photo posted to Adele's Instagram account showed the star getting to grips with her script, as she made notes while wearing an all-denim outfit.

The singer has not released an album since 2015 and last performed publicly in 2017.

Work on her fourth album began last year, with Adele reportedly criss-crossing the Atlantic for studio sessions in London and New York.

A number of A-list music names are said to have joined her on these sessions, including producers Mark Ronson (Lady Gaga and Miley Cyrus), Raphael Saadiq (John Legend) and Greg Wells (Katy Perry and Twenty One Pilots).

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Updated: October 23, 2020 01:36 PM

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