Channel Seven reporter Matt Doran allegedly flew to London with crew members to chat with the British singer, 33.
According to the Australian Daily Telegraph, Doran then insulted the singer by admitting that he had not listened to her fourth studio album.
It has been reported that the host sat down for a “20 to 30 minute” interview with Adele – which raised suspicions when he “didn’t ask any questions about the new album”.
The singer then asked him what he thought, it has been suggested, to which he became clear and said that he had not listened.
Speaking to the publication, some sources suggested that Adele ran away at the time, but others claim the interview was over by the time the exchange took place.
Seven reportedly spent $1 million Australian dollars on a package of material, including the sit-down chat and portions of Adele’s interview with Oprah Winfrey and her One Night Only concert filmed in Los Angeles.
Channel Seven is thought to have taken Doran off the air after the incident.
Channel Seven and Adele have been approached by the Standard for comment.
It comes as Adele persuaded Spotify to remove the shuffle button as the default option on album pages so that it plays automatically in artist order.
Adele posted the announcement again on Twitter, writing, “This was the only request I had in our ever-changing industry!
“We don’t make albums with so much care and it’s not for nothing that we thought about our track list.
“Our art tells a story and our stories should be listened to as we intended. Thanks Spotify for listening.”
The streaming giant replied: “Everything for you.”
The artist made her big comeback with Easy On Me, her first new song in six years, which is currently number one on the UK charts according to the Official Charts Company.
It comes for her concert, filmed on the London Palladium, titled An Audience With Adele, will air on ITV on Sunday.