OK, I admit it, I was rooting for the Irishman rather than the Australian, out of pure national solidarity, so I was gleefully happy at the outcome.
But also, since the guy who chose Philip K Dick as his specialised subject crashed and burned, the choice was between Father Ted and Vermeer. No choice at all, really.
By the way, did anyone else notice John Humphreys’ astrophysical slip of the tongue? He asked about “Kor M” stars, pronouncing it “core emm” rather than “K or M” which is presumably what the question should have been (the answer was “red dwarfs“).