Without further ado, due or adieu? Which is correct?

“Without further ado” is the correct phrase in English. It is a filler expression in English and means ” move on to the main topic”. Without further due and Without further adieu are both incorrect.

When to use  “Without further ado”?

We use “Without further ado” when we want to transition to another topic of conversation.

It is most often used to transition to :

  • The main point
  • A new speaker
  • To make an announcement

We often need to change our tone of voice or use some expression to help us move onto the main point. We tend to introduce something and give background information before giving the most important information. This longer speech gives the listener time to process the information.

We also often do this with a speaker. Before a speaker is given the chance to speak, there will often be another person who gives background information and a list of achievements of the main speaker. When you are ready to pass the microphone to the main speaker you can say “without further ado.. John Barnes

The same thing happens when you want to make a big announcement or unveil the winner of a competition. You might want to give the details and build up the suspense a little and “without further ado” is a great expression you can use in this situation.  

What does ado mean?

“Ado” means a state of agitation or fuss.

For that reason “without further ado” means something like “without more fuss”.

Without Further Due or Adieu

Neither “Without further due” nor “Without further adieu” are correct.

Due has several meanings including something expected or something done well.

“Adieu” is a French word that means “goodbye”.

Why do YouTubers say “without further ado”?

YouTubers often say “without further ado” because they often need to transition to the main topic of the video or make an announcement. They can also have guests in which case they might need to introduce them to their audience. 

Alternatives to “Without further ado”

Some alternatives include: 

  • Let’s get into this
  • Let’s move on
  • Without further delay..
  • Moving on