Guess Who got a warm welcome at town club meeting
HIS Tardis has landed just about everywhere. The Moon, Hitler's Berlin, Churchill's bunker, Mars and even distant planets.
And of course Dr Who has also spent much of his time being chased across the universe by those dastardly Daleks and Cybermen.
But now he can add Llanelli to the list of places he has stopped off at as well!
The Timelord was filming for his latest BBC adventures at Stradey Castle. And while there he popped in to a meeting of the town's Rotary Club.
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He had been spotted by the group's media officer Robert Lloyd enjoying a drink with pals in the Stradey Park Hotel where the get-together was being held.
"It was a bit of a double take but when I realised who it was I told him: 'Welcome to Llanelli'.
"He seemed genuinely pleased to be here and said how much he liked Llanelli." The 28-year-old star later posed with fans as well as Club president Graham Williams who presented him with a Rotary banner.
Mr Lloyd said: "It is not every day you get a Timelord stopping off at one of our meetings. But he was a real gentleman and very accommodating."
It made a real change for the actor, who just a week before had been schmoozing with the likes of Johnny Depp and Bono at the glitzy GQ Men of the Year awards in London.
He was there with his girlfriend, model Daisy Lowe, to pick up an award for the second year running. This year he was pipped to the actor's trophy by Benedict Cumberbatch but was instead hailed most stylish man at the Royal Opera House event.
But it was back to the day job this week as he joined the crew to continue work on the next season. The Dr Who production team regularly used South Wales locations for the hit BBC show, with Gower, Mumbles and Swansea all having been featured in the past. However it is the first time they had been to Llanelli.
Much of the filming was carried out at the home of the late, former Lord Lieutenant of Dyfed, Sir David Mansel Lewis.
It is thought the show will be screened next spring. Fan Tamara Wheeler, 15, from Swiss Valley, said: "A few people were aware filming was going on but it was all kept very discreet."
Mr Lloyd added: "He was wearing a beanie hat when I first saw him in the hotel and I don't think anyone else realised just who it was. But he couldn't have been nicer and we are delighted he has got a little keepsake of Llanelli to take back when he returns home from his time travels!''