Kate with her awardNovember 11th: As we await the new interview with Kate in next month’s Q here is the transcript of the mini-interview with Kate from the Q Awards on Monday 29th October (from the current edition – see Nov 9th news):

Kate makes her speechWhere are you from and what are you on? I’ve just come from the stage where I’ve picked up my Q Award. I’m not eating anything because I’m too excited. I’ve been drinking water. Bottled, still water of course. What was the best thing about 2001? Giving up smoking, but I’m not a fanatical anti-smoker. What was the last thing you won? An inflatable hammer a few months ago at a fair. Actually, it wasn’t me who won it–it was my son Bertie. I can’t tell you where the fair was because I don’t really want to.Who is the best act in the world today? My son Bertie when he’s doing his Elvis impression. Presley or Costello? Er, Presley. I think. What’s the last record you bought? The Bob the Builder one. Not the Mambo thing, the one before that whatever it is called. Was it for me? Of course it wasn’t. I don’t really keep up with things like that. What’s next? Well, right now a few of us are going for a little drink somewhere. No, I can’t tell you where. More generally, I have to finish off my new album.