Los Angeles - Lionel Richie is going to “attack” Adele’s home until she agrees to collaborate with him.  The two ‘Hello’ hitmakers began discussions about recording a duet together at the end of last year but nothing definite has been put in place yet. Lionel , 67, accepts that Adele , 28, is busy this year on her first proper tour and has to take her ‘25’ album around the world, but he’s hatched a plan to pester the British songstress when she’s back at her American home until she gets in the studio with him.

Speaking to BANG Showbiz, he jokingly said: “She’s on tour now and she’s got to get used to it. She has to push through. I’m going to give her a year and at the end of this year I’m going to go and attack her in her home. She has a nice house somewhere outside Los Angeles so I’m going to stand outside the gate and say ‘Adele, it’s me. Hello, it’s me!’ “

Lionel - who released his song ‘Hello’ in February 1984, while Adele’s ‘Hello’ came out in October 2015 - also recalled his first meeting with the soul star and he knew straight away they were going to get along.