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Sunday, April 20, 2008


Tennant shows off his new companion

April 20, 2008 by Katie Bodinger, Wales On Sunday

Who star celebrates 37th birthday in Cardiff

DR WHO star David Tennant took time out of his busy filming schedule to host a glitzy party for his 37th birthday – and the girl rumoured to be his new love was among the guests.

Around 100 invited guests went to the luxurious five-star St David’s Hotel and Spa in Cardiff Bay for the do on Friday night, where the birthday boy arrived wearing a navy suit.

And among those present was the show’s second assistant director Jennie Fava, who has been romantically linked with the actor.

The pretty brunette, who moved to Cardiff to help film the fourth series, has been spotted with him on a string of dates, most recently at David’s co-star John Barrowman’s concert in the Welsh capital.

Wearing a sparkly grey dress, she entered the hotel’s Roald Dahl suite with Kylie Minogue’s creative director William Baker and Dr Who production manager, Tracie Simpson.

But our showbiz spies failed to catch a glimpse of Bethan Britton, the 28-year-old from Dinas Powys who spoke earlier this year about her blossoming relationship with the Scottish actor.

Other stars present at the bash included the Bafta award-winning show’s writer Russell T Davies and voice of the Daleks, Nick Briggs.

Elizabeth Sladen, who played the Doctor’s sidekick Sarah Jane Smith with previous stars Jon Pertwee and Tom Baker, was also there.

Two huge cakes were delivered to the event, from Ogmore Vale Bakery in South Wales. One showed a cartoon drawing of Tennant standing in front of the Tardis.

An insider at the hotel said everybody enjoyed themselves well into the early hours of Saturday.

“Everyone was having a great time,” the source said. “There were a lot of Dr Who cast and crew members there, as well as family and friends. The party was still in full swing at midnight.”

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It sounds like it was a great party!


Carole said...

How could they honestly expect to see Bethan there!I mean,it would be a bit awkward..David's new squeeze and the ex!...don't think so!

Sharon Brown said...

They really didn't need to mention Bethan, but that's the way the press is.

I would think it would be awkward enough on set if Bethan would happen to be around while David was filming. I suppose, in her job, that may not happen very often.

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