ADELE's estranged father has reached out to the soul star in a bid to meet the singer's baby boy and become a "proper grandad".
The Grammy-winning soul sensation's dad Mark Evans, who split from Adele's mother Penny when the star was just three years old, attempted to reconcile with the singer when he learned she was pregnant last year (12), and he has spoken out once again in a bid to get in contact with his daughter.
Evans insists he just wants to meet Adele's baby son, who was born in October (12) and is rumoured to be called Angelo James, and form a bond with his grandson - but he claims his efforts to get in touch have been snubbed.
He tells Britain's Mail on Sunday, "I've left messages on her phone, I've written to her and I've sent her birthday and Christmas cards but it's like I'm dead to her. I'm not interested in her celebrity status or her money, I just want my daughter back and I want to be a proper grandad to the little one.
"Not only did I hear I was going to be a grandad for the first time via the media, I found out the same way that she's calling the baby Angelo James. I'd hoped so much that she'd put my late dad's name, John, in there somewhere, but alas it looks as if it is not going to be.
"(I am) missing out on so many of the joys of being a grandfather. Simple pleasures like taking him out for a walk in his buggy along the promenade at Penarth (in Wales) like I used to with Adele, then stop off for an ice cream on the way back. I want to do all the grandad stuff with him... I just want normality. I want to be like any other grandad."
In an interview which was published in Vogue magazine last year (12), Adele admitted she was angry at her estranged father for publicly airing his heartache, raging, "It blows my mind. 'I love her so much.' Really? Why are you telling me that through a newspaper? If I ever see him I will spit in his face."