Adele tells the world she's single as she shuts down Skepta romance rumours [Photo: GETTY/NBC]

Adele has made her relationship status crystal clear following rumours of a romance with Skepta. They go back years as friends, but lately speculation has been swirling that they'd taken their relationship to the next level.

It was claimed the Hello hitmaker, 33, had been "having fun" as she continues to heal from her heartbreak over her divorce from Simon Konecki last year. A source told PEOPLE: "Things have been heating up. They run in the same circles in London, and she's having fun."

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However, she's now shut down the rumours by telling the world she's single. Reflecting on her hosting stint on US show Saturday Night Live, she wrote on Instagram: "Had the best time on SNL! Thank you to the most wonderful cast, crew, writers and producers. What a sublime bunch of people you are. Lorne thank you for believing in me! Lindsay my sister for life, Maya my comedy and Mama hero! Plus the so up for it audiences at both the dress rehearsal and live show! I did it for the joy of it and I hope you got some from it too! Good luck with the election America I love you so much. Look after each other and go easy on yourselves. Happy Halloween! I’m going back to my cave now to be the (single) cat lady that I am! Peace out til next year."

Of course, they're both musicians but they also both hail from Tottenham and have been devoted parents to their young children. Adele brings up Angelo with her ex Simon and Skepta welcomed his daughter River in 2018. Adele and Skepta were romantically linked first in September last year. Their friendship has long been known to their fan bases.

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Skepta gushed over Adele when he opened up about their blossoming friendship in 2016. He told ES Magazine: "Adele texts me all the time and keeps me in check. She speaks to me about how things are going." Most recently, Adele wowed fans with her funny sense of humour while presenting Saturday Night Live. She shared hilarious weight loss jokes after she shed seven stone.