“Sweet Caroline by Neil Diamond was the choice of Radio 2 listeners. Ten million of us joining together to sing and play. Rod Stewart was at the palace. He led a singalong.
“He made us laugh when he went, ‘The BBC made me sing this,’ because obviously it’s Neil Diamond’s song. Thank you Rod, you were fabulous.”
Zoe went on to explain how the Radio 2 team had received recordings from “brass bands, schools, offices and street parties” from all over the UK.
“I’m just warning you – everyone did it in a slightly different key,” the presenter added, before introducing the “awesome” compilation.