John Bennett says: "They told me she was beautiful but a bit of a diva. They were half right. She is beautiful! And friendly – and for an artist who’s sold millions of records and sung to cup-final crowds – down to earth and …..just nice! She talked to me about opera, pop music, Dr Who and her fiancée Gethin Jones. We discussed rugby, Afghanistan, her teenage dabble with drugs and her first public performance where she sang a song about eating worms.
All in all the sort of chat that has a fellow feeling good for the rest of the day."