Adele impersonating Adele clip breaks record for BBC's most viewed video on YouTube

Only Adele could break a record as 'Jenny' as well as as herself

Jess Denham
Friday 04 December 2015 12:21 GMT

It turns out Adele is just as capable of breaking records as ‘Jenny’ as she is as herself.

The “Hello” singer’s comedy sketch on Adele at the BBC, in which she became Adele impersonator Jenny, has broken the record for the most-watched BBC video on YouTube after being viewed over 37 million times in just two weeks.

The brilliant skit saw Adele don a fake nose and chin before joining a group of other Adele impersonators in an audition to find the best one. ‘Jenny’ tells the others taking part that she is a full-time nanny and moans about how work as an Adele impersonator has been “a bit slow recently” due to “not much demand”.

While she waits her turn, the other singers comfort ‘Jenny’ after she pretends to feel sick before performing. It is not until she breaks into “Make You Feel My Love” that they slowly start realising, with wonderful reactions, that ‘Jenny’ is actually the real deal.

The clip aired on Friday 20 November on BBC One as 5.8 million people tuned in to watch Adele showcase new music from her third album 25.

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