Adele salutes Brit producers….by flipping the bird

She was right in the middle of giving an emotional acceptance speech about how she was proud to be flying the flag for Britain.

So when she was interrupted so Brit Awards host James Corden could introduce Blur, Adele didn’t take too kindly.

The singer, who had won the top award of the night, Album of the Year, flipped the middle finger to show just how annoyed she was.

Supported: Adele said the gesture was not aimed at her fans, and had won support from fans who took to Twitter to lambast the show for cutting her off
Adele said the gesture was not aimed at her fans, and had won support from fans who took to Twitter to blast the show for cutting her off

Adele, who earlier performed a stunning rendition of Rolling In The Deep, said afterwards it was ‘to all the suits’ of the show.

She's a winner: Adele with her two awards in the press room

The 23-year-old was on stage accepting her second award of the night – after taking home Best Female Artist – presented by George Michael.

She said: ‘Thank you so much, thank you, thank you very, very much.

‘Nothing beats coming home with six Grammys and then coming to the Brits and winning album of the year.

‘I’m so proud to be flying the British flag for all of you.’

James then appeared on stage, met by boos from the crowd, and said: ‘I’m so sorry, can I just cut off?’

Adele said: ‘Are you about to cut me off? Can I just say then, goodbye and I’ll see you next time round.’

She then proceeded to flip the bird, amid cheers from the audience.

James introduced Blur, who performed three songs. The group had earlier won the Outstanding Contribution Award and frontman Damon Albarn got away with made a rambling speech – the longest of the night.

An ITV spokesman said: ‘The BRITs is a live event. Unfortunately the programme was over running and we had to move on. We would like to apologise to Adele for the interruption.’

The star said afterwards: ‘was about to thank the British public for their support. They cut me off, sorry if I offended anyone but the suits offended me.

She added: ‘I got cut off during my speech and flung the middle finger. But that finger was to the suits at the Brit Awards, not to my fans.’

A BRITs spokesman followed ITV’s statement: ‘We regret this happened and we send our deepest apologies to Adele that her big moment was cut short this evening due to the live show over-running.

‘We don’t want this to undermine her incredible achievement in winning our night’s biggest award. It tops off what’s been an incredible year for her.’

Fans took to Twitter to support Adele, including several celebrities.

TV chef Jamie Oliver wrote: ITV Brits executive producer why did you cut off Adele! bloody rude ! shame anyway respect Adele well deserved jox.’

Lily Allen said: I’d rather hear adeles acceptance speech.’

James spoke to Laura Whitmore at the post show party screened on ITV2. and said: ‘I feel bad about having to cut Adele off I don’t understand why I was made to.

‘I was having the best night of my life and then I was told to cut her off. She’s the biggest star in the world and I love her.

‘I don’t understand what happened I’m really upset.

Earlier last night, Adele accepted her award for Best Female Artist, in the first gong of the night, beating Florence & The Machine, Jessie J, Kate Bush and Laura Marling to Best Female Artist.

She was presented the gong by Australian singer Kylie Minogue, who looked gorgeous in a blue dress which had a large split up the front, showing her enviable legs.

Adele hugged the star, before joking: ‘I feel like I look like a drag queen next to you… I’m wearing heels.’

Of the award, she said: ”Oh my god. Thank you so much… I’m shaking.’

Adele, the first artist to sell three million records in a year in the UK, thanked her record company ‘for letting me be the kind of artist I wanted to be’.

She added: ‘To all the fans no one’s made me feel like I’ve had to be any different.

Host James Cordon joked afterwards: ‘That’s one hell of a successful tranny’.

Adele last Sunday won six Grammys in the U.S., including album of the year.