Gary Barlow left red-faced at being called out for Queen's Jubilee concert decision

The format had been “three thought-provoking questions punctuated by three glasses of wine”.

A characteristically blunt Gary had enquired incredulously: “So we’ve got to drink three glasses of this?”

However he quickly got into the rhythm of the interview, as Kate summarised: “You inadvertently turned up to Buckingham Palace, completely ill-prepared, for a meeting that you didn’t know you were supposed to be pitching at, for the Queen’s Jubilee Celebrations.

“You walk into that room, full of those people, and it becomes apparent that you are supposed to stand up and show them how you’re gonna mark such a massive occasion – and you were unprepared.