The Opera award was presented to the Welsh National Opera for Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg, by the lovely Lesley Garret. Fellow nominees were ENO for A Dog's Heart and Billy Budd at Glyndebourne.
Naturally, I couldn't resist asking Lesley about her ex-Strictly Come Dancing partner, Anton Du Beke and how jealous was she of Ann Widdecombe? She knew they'd make a fabulous partnership, saying that Anton is a most supportive and funny man and they keep in touch by text and telephone. Anton was able to show how brilliant he was and much as she was supporting them throughout, she did confess to being a little worried that Ann would pinch her semi-final record with him!