Adele Receives ITV Apology After BRIT Awards 2012 Speech Cut Off

22 February 2012, 09:41 | Updated: 22 February 2012, 10:24

The 'Rolling In Deep' singer has been given an apology for the early cut off to her Best British Album acceptance speech.

Adele has received an official apology from ITV and the BRIT Awards for cutting her off during her acceptance speech at last night's ceremony (21st February).

The 'Someone Like You' singer won Best British Album for her sophomore release '21' yesterday, but was abruptly ushered off stage before finishing her speech so Blur could perform to see out the show. 

"Evening all… We would like to say a few words about Adele's British Album acceptance speech tonight," The BRIT Awards posted on their official Twitter page last night. "We regret this happened and we send deepest apologies to Adele that her big moment was cut short tonight due to the live show over-running.

"We don't want this to undermine her incredible achievement in winning her incredible award," they continued. "It tops off what's been an incredible year for her."

"The Brits is a live event, sadly the programme was over-running and we had to move on. We would like to apologise to Adele for the interruption."

After being stopped by apologetic host James Corden Adele gave the middle finger as she walked off stage, a gesture she later clarified as being directed "at the suit" for cutting her off.

The BRITs 2012 also saw Adele pick up Best British Female as well as making her first live UK performance since undergoing throat surgery in November 2011.

Check out Capital's BRIT Awards area for full coverage from this year's ceremony and view a complete list of BRITs 2012 winners here.