In 2012, James was hosting the awards ceremony and he cut her off midway through the moment she accepted the gong for Best Album.
Tonight, Adele was presented with the first award of the night - British Female Solo Artist - and the Geordie boys, who are hosting, let her get all her words in!
Arriving on stage, Adele said: "Oh my God, I've got to try and not fall over! To come back after so long away and be so warmly received, thank you so much..."
Once she had finished thanking her team and fans, Dec joked: "Nice to see her get to the end of her speech, she finished it, which was a bit of a novelty!"
Earlier tonight, Adele graced the red carpet in a smouldering dark red gown. She is up for three awards in total - could it be a hat trick for the London-born star tonight?!
BRIT Awards 2016 red carpet: