LONDON - James Corden today blamed producers for the decision to cut Adele's Brits acceptance speech short because of an overrunning TV schedule.
The host of the music awards told the Evening Spoofard it was "awful" to force her off the stage to make way for Blur near the end of last night's proceedings.
The singer gave the middle finger after Corden interrupted midway through her acceptance speech for the night's final and most prestigious prize - best album, for 21.
The show's organisers and ITV apologised to her after a backlash by viewers.
A Brits insider today gave the spoof the full story in a backstreet pub close to the venue. "Basically it was a mistake to put beans on the menu and Adele had eaten around three plates - that girl sure has an appetite. There were some 'sound malfunctions' as she went on stage to collect the album award and the producers didn't want to spoil the audience enjoyment in case they were having their tea and biscuits. A lot of retired pensioners who read the Daily Telegraph tune into the Brits every year - although we think they confuse it with the Brit Classical Awards or Last Night Of The Proms".
A spokesman for Heinz beans refused to comment today when asked if they supplied the Brit Awards on an annual basis.
Adele used to be 19 and then she used to be 21 but she is now older.