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Katherine Jenkins gives spies singing treat

British singer Katherine Jenkins performed at a special concert honouring members of the the U.K. security services on Thursday (25Feb16).
The classical music star hailed workers at Britain’s Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) in Cheltenham, England as “heroes”, before singing songs from her repertoire including Habanera from the opera Carmen.
“You guys are absolutely amazing. I know that you don’t get the recognition because you can’t tell anybody, but trust me, we really appreciate that you keep us safe,” she told her audience of secret service agents, adding, “You are all my heroes, you are all my champions.”
Speaking of her GCHQ visit, which also raised money for military and conservation charities, the Welsh songstress told how she had been left impressed by a tour of the spy centre.
“I’m delighted to have been asked to sing here to show my support for all those keeping our country safe, as I am aware how hard they work!” she said.
“I have also kindly been shown around the headquarters which has been very interesting. I would like to wish them my on-going thanks for all that they do for our country!”
Robert Hannigan, the Director of GCHQ, said of Jenkins’ secret service gig, “It is wonderful for our staff and all their efforts to be recognised and thanked, so today’s concert means a great deal to all of us.”

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