Brits Apologise for Cutting Off Adele
It has caused quite a furore this morning, but ITV and The Brit Awards organisers have apologised for cutting off Adele during her thank you speech at the end of last night’s awards ceremony.
The songstress once again dominated the event with a stunning performance of Rolling in the Deep. She and Ed Sheeran were the big winners of the night, picking up two awards each. James Corden’s presenting was on point. He even reacted comically when people accidentally walked into shot as he was introducing the next act. But all his hard work and the glitz and glamour of the night was overshadowed by the moment right at the end of proceedings when producers decided the live event was running out of time. Adele went to accept the biggest award of the night – British Album of the Year – and was rudely cut off by a profusely apologetic James Corden, who then abruptly introduced Blur on stage. Adele gave ‘the suits’ a one-fingered salute – and who can blame her?!
Organisers said they had to keep the event on schedule but regret that they had to cut short Adele’s big moment. However, consider this: she was cut short to make time for Blur’s performance. It was an 11-minute long performance; would cutting two of those minutes really have mattered? Their finale ended up being cut anyway, as the programme ended on time on ITV1 and the rest of their performance (another two songs) was screened on ITV2. Was it worth it in the end, given that most of us were left with a sour taste in our mouths by the end of the show? What do you think? Watch the cringeworthy moment below: