Adele has chosen Alan Carr to be her son's godfather.

The 'Rolling in the Deep' singer and her fiancé Simon Konecki welcomed son Angelo James into the world last October and the 25-year-old musician has picked the TV talk show host for the honourable role but it was a close call between him and her good friend Sid Owen, best known for his role as Ricky Butcher in soap 'EastEnders'.

A source told The Sun newspaper: ''It was a toss-up between Sid and Alan for the godfather role and technically kids can have more than one godfather if the parents want.

''But even though the talk was that Sid was frontrunner, Alan's been told by Adele he's the godfather because he does so much with her and her new family. He's stayed over at her house in London and gone to gigs with her as well as on long walks.''

Alan's title means he'll have a great deal of responsibility when it comes to looking out for the tot, with the possibility of becoming a guardian in the future if anything was to happen to the couple.

The source added: ''It means if anything happens to Adele and her partner Simon, he'll have a big part to play in Angelo's life.

''And if Adele's thought far ahead, Alan's likely to be named in her will as a potential guardian along with her mother Penny.''