Spoiler alert: Adele was involved (sort of)
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New year, not-so-new Ellen DeGeneres.

It looks like there will be no truce in the prank war between DeGeneres and Matt Lauer, and the comedian threw the first stone of the year.

“I made a resolution [that] in 2016, I was not going to mess with Matt Lauer anymore,” the comedian says in Tuesday’s episode of The Ellen DeGeneres Show. “Instead, I’ll just show you this clip of him interviewing Adele.”

However, DeGeneres was up to her old tricks.

The host had footage of the interview doctored to show Lauer inappropriately caressing Adele’s hands and rubbing them on his face.

Lauer laughed off the prank after watching it on the Today show, but it’s unclear whether the host will return fire.

“I have no idea,” Lauer said. “I’m going back to billboards, apparently. I’ve got to figure something out.”

Let the games continue!