BBC Radio 2 DJ Jo Whiley has said Adele was ''really scared'' and broke down in tears before performing her Glastonbury set in 2016.

The 54-year-old broadcaster revealed how the 32-year-old chart-topper "was just so stricken with nerves, absolutely panic stricken" before her performance on the Pyramid Stage at the Worthy Farm festival four years ago.

Speaking to The Sun's Bizarre column: ''She was really scared, really, really scared. We were doing the interview and at one point she had to stop as she was in tears," she said.

''She was saying how much Glastonbury meant to her, and she'd been going since she was a child.

''She was just so stricken with nerves, absolutely panic stricken.''

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Whiley said it was "amazing" to see Adele's nerves melting away when she got out on stage and to witness her strong "connection with all these people."

"It was amazing to see somebody like that, then to witness her walking out on stage, and doing the most incredible set and see the confidence oozing out," she said.

''She had this connection with all these people, and to know that half an hour before she'd been in tears at the thought of walking out there.''

This year's 50th anniversary event of the music festival was cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic.