Many of us have a favourite teacher from our school that has enriched our lives with their love, support, motivation and inspiration. They have played an integral and significant part in our childhood and most of us would like to reconnect with them in our adult lives. Celebs too share the same inspiring teacher-student relationship and Adele is no exception. As part of the promotions for her fourth album 30, the concert special ‘An Audience With Adele’ had celebs in the crowd and was streamed over the weekend in the UK. While stars Dawn French and Samuel L. Jackson grilled Adele, Emma Watson danced in the crowd; one particularly moving question came from Dame Emma Thompson that made the singer tear up on stage.
Thompson asked Adele about that one person who protected her life’s trials and supported her when she was a child. Without batting an eyelid, Adele answered her English teacher Ms McDonald. The singer attributed that her love for literature and English was sparked by McDonald’s teaching, whom she had lost touch with after the age of 12. She said, “It was just one year, but she got me really into literature. Like I’ve always been obsessed with English and obviously, now I write lyrics. She was so bloody cool, so engaging, and she really made us care, and we knew that she cared about us and stuff like that. She used to have all these gold bracelets and gold rings. She was bloody cool and so relatable and likeable, that I really looked forward to my English lessons.”
Home Sweet Home. I’ve always dreamt of doing An Audience With… There was so much love in the room for eachother, it felt like such a gig! Everyone was raucous and bang up for it! And my teacher Ms McDonald was there, it was just heaven ♥ pic.twitter.com/N1LpkQbeoh
— Adele (@Adele) November 21, 2021
Adele was caught by surprise when McDonald emerged from the crowds making her burst into tears. Just like the real and cool teacher she is, McDonald went up on the stage and hugged and heaped praise on her student, and told her how proud she is and thanked the singer for remembering her. Adele continued and said, “I didn’t know you were coming! You really did change my life," but had to leave the stage to retouch her makeup as she was a crying mess and invited comedian Alan Carr for a cover of Make You Feel My Love. She excitedly called out to her mum and cried, "Mum! Mum can you believe it?"
— Alina³ (@adkinsupremacy) November 21, 2021
We all have that one teacher who changed our life… such a beautiful reunion!
— ITV (@ITV) November 21, 2021
— PJ (@Dramasapphic) November 21, 2021
McDonald taught Adele at Chestnut Grove School in Balham, London.The emotional reunion had fans also tearing up who took to the internet to share the viral video.
Omg this is one of the best ever moments on TV I've seen in my whole 41 years on this planet I am a bubbling mess #AudienceWithAdele
— Nickii sultan (@nickii5979) November 21, 2021
The cameraman pic.twitter.com/Zr2lI92RlW
— s30 (@Samu_monges17) November 21, 2021
this is such a precious moment. I'M CRYING!!!! she's such a proud teacher and i love this and the fact that adele mentioned her, wow!!! TEARS!!
— adele's fan »addy ³ « (@queenadelesIays) November 21, 2021
I’ve always liked Adele, now I don’t think I could love her more. What an impact that teacher must have had on her, Adele’s reaction to seeing her again just proved how sincere her feelings for her are, and not just a throwaway comment for the show. #Adele30 #AudienceWithAdele
— craig avis (@archie_bragge) November 21, 2021
Recently, Adele sat for a tell-all interview with Oprah Winfrey and spoke about her marriage, divorce, co-parenting, weight loss and reconciling with her dad before his death. Adele’s album 30 was released on November 19 and her single Easy On Me has lit up the internet.