Adele Roberts took to social media with the news after an emotional Dancing On Ice performance (Picture:adeleroberts/Instagram)
On this evening’s show Adele looked emotional after she and professional skater partner Mark Hanretty put in a tear-jerking performance to I Can See Clearly Now, but little did fans know she was mourning her beloved mum.
The former BBC Radio 1 host, 44, explained how she wanted to get through her routine tonight before announcing the news, which has left her heartbroken.
Just hours after the show ended, Adele took to social media and said she dedicated tonight’s performance to her ‘beautiful mum’.
In a lengthy post, Adele revealed she said goodbye to her ‘this week’ and revealed how her late mum had seen the beginnings of tonight’s routine, which bagged the best score of the series so far.
She also thanked Mark – who she said was ‘incredible’ – and the wider Dancing On Ice team for guiding her through one of the hardest weeks of her life, as well as her family for giving her strength.
Adele and professional skater Mark Hanretty put in an incredible performance on tonight’s Dancing On Ice (Picture: Kieron McCarron/ITV/Shutterstock)
Adele dedicated it to her mother, Jackie Roberts (Picture: Kieron McCarron/ITV/Shutterstock)
The radio star said in full: ‘For you Mum 🕊️🥀
‘Tonight’s performance was dedicated to the memory of my beautiful Mum, Jackie Roberts.
‘I didn’t want to say anything until I’d managed to get through our routine tonight. So apologies if it seemed I was overly emotional. My heart is broken and I miss my mum so much.
‘Saying goodbye to her this week was one of the hardest things I’ve ever had to do. My mum got to see the start of our routine… and tonight I wanted to finish it in her honour.
‘To my family. Thank you for keeping my head up and for giving me the strength to carry on. Thank you also to all the amazing people who came to help us say goodbye to her this week. You brought us so much comfort standing by our side.
‘Thank you to the whole incredible Dancing On Ice team for guiding me through one of the toughest weeks of my life. Especially you @markhanretty . I know how much you wanted to help me do my mum proud and I know it would have been playing on your mind all night. You are incredible.
‘Thank you for teaching me to dance, to skate and joy of expressing emotion through my body. Your sport is so beautiful. I still can’t believe tonight happened.
‘Thank you to every single person who has supported us so far. We are absolutely blown away by your encouragement and kindness. Mark and I are truly grateful and we promise to keep trying our best and give it 100%
‘And to my biggest supporter from day one – my incredible mum. Goodnight my love.
‘I shall think of you and miss you everyday of my life. Forever my hero.
Until we meet again ❤️.’
Fans flocked to support Adele in her mourning, as Instagram user nath_a_ev commented: ‘Oh Adele, I’m so sorry. She will be so proud, you were amazing.’
‘Oh Adele. So very sorry for your loss. You did your Mum proud tonight,’ @cheryl.liddell74 agreed.
Fellow Dancing on Ice star Greg Rutherford also offered his condolences, as he said: ‘So sorry to hear this @adeleroberts. Your resilience blows my mind.
‘What an absolutely incredible human you are. Sending so much love and support, looking forward to seeing you in the week and giving you the biggest hug.’
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