The show was Adele's first US TV appearance since the 2017 Grammy Awards

Adele joked about her recent weight loss and told fans “my album’s not finished” as she hosted the US comedy show Saturday Night Live.

“I know I look really, really different since you last saw me,” said the 32-year-old, as she took to the stage.

“But actually, because of all the Covid restrictions…I had to travel light and I could only bring half of me,” she joked. “And this is the half I chose.”

The star added she was “too scared” to sing and host SNL at the same time.

“I’d rather just put on some wigs, have a glass of wine or six and see what happens.”

However, the star did break into song during one of the night’s sketches.

A spoof of the reality show The Bachelor, it saw Adele enter the competition as a female contestant looking for a date.

“I’m here because I’ve had a lot of heartbreak in my life – first at 19 and then, sort of famously, at 21 and then, even more famously, at 25,” she said, referencing the titles of her first three albums.

The sketch saw her endure endless rejections in The Bachelor’s dating scenarios.

On every occasion, she interrupted the filming with one of her songs – including Rolling In The Deep, Hello and Set Fire To The Rain – to the increasing annoyance of her castmates.

At the end, she walked off the set singing Someone Like You, shouting: “Catch me next week on Love Island!”