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Adele not allowed to send her own tweets due to 'drunk tweeting' in past

Published 06/11/2015 | 09:41

Adele has almost 24 million Twitter followers
Adele has almost 24 million Twitter followers

Adele is not allowed to send her own tweets because of her "drunk tweeting".

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The 27-year-old singer, who has almost 24 million Twitter followers, said her management check her tweets and they get "signed off" before they are posted.

She said the rule was imposed after she nearly landed herself in trouble "quite a few times" in the early days of the social network.

Adele, whose new single Hello has topped the iTunes chart in 102 countries, was speaking on Adele At The BBC, hosted by Graham Norton.

In a segment where the singer was given the chance to dispel rumours, an audience member asked her if it was true that she is not allowed access to her own Twitter account.

Adele replied with a laugh: "This is true. Yeah."

She added: "I mean I'm not a drinker any more, but when Twitter first came out I was, like, drunk tweeting, and nearly put my foot in it quite a few times.

"So my management decided that you have to go through two people and then it has to be signed off by someone, but they're all my tweets. No one writes my tweets. They just post them for me. So, yeah, that's very, very true."

The short clip was released ahead of the one-off, hour-long special, in which Adele will perform classic tracks as well as songs from her new album 25, and talk about her life and career.

It will be her first television performance since she performed Skyfall at the Oscars in February 2013, where she won Best Original Song for the theme tune to the James Bond film.

Adele said: "I can't wait for the show. The BBC has been wonderful to me over the years and Graham and I get on great so it's going to be a laugh."

Norton said: "This is the music event of the year and I'm thrilled to be part of bringing it to BBC One. This opportunity to spend an hour with Adele, her music and her stories is a truly rare treat. If I wasn't hosting this special I'd be sat at home watching it."

The album 25 is Adele's third and is expected to replicate the success of her previous ones 19 and 21, which alone sold more than 30 million globally.

Adele At The BBC will be broadcast on BBC One on Friday November 20 at 8.30pm.

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