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James Corden: 'I'm furious over Adele Brits speech spat'

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James Corden has said that he is "furious" with ITV for forcing him to cut short Adele's 'Best British Album' acceptance speech at the Brit Awards.

The Gavin and Stacey star, who acted as host at Tuesday's (February 21) ceremony in London's O2 Arena, was instructed to usher the 'Someone Like You' singer off stage due to time constraints. Adele responded by swearing at a TV camera.

Adele, James Corden, Brit Awards

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"I can't believe that's what they were asking me to do. I delayed for 15 seconds," Corden admitted to The Sun. "I was furious and put in a horrible position.

"I went straight to Adele's dressing room and she was fine with me, but really upset. She had a speech and had a list of people she wanted to thank."



Corden previously described the cutting off of Adele as "a surreal moment" and expressed hope that ITV will learn from the incident.

The broadcaster and the Brit Awards have since apologised for any offence caused to Adele.

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