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Published on May 8th, 2008 | by Christian Cawley

David DIY Woes

It seems that Tenth Doctor David Tennant can’t do DIY.

Which given he lives in a nice flat in Wales and another in London while acting on various jobs is hardly a surprise. He doesn’t get weekends like the rest of us.

No, if the Sonic Screwdriver wielding David Tennant needs a shelf putting up, he calls in a man of the cloth – his 70-year-old dad, Sandy McDonald.

Chatting about his home life in Dads: A Celebration Of Fatherhood From Britain’s Finest And Funniest, published on May 29, he claims:

"When you’re a child you assume your dad knows everything. Now I have to admit that mine probably does. Problem with the car? Confusion over the house insurance? Need to put a shelf up? I’ll call my dad.

"It worries me. I’ll be 40 in a few years. Shouldn’t I already know how to tile a bathroom wall?"

He added: "In years to come, when my kids phone me to ask how to reignite their boiler, I’ll have to put them on to Granddad."

Get it sorted! Buy a book!

Besides he wants to try holding down a day job plus running websites about himself. Then he would really have no time to knock up an MFI flat pack.

Stop whining mate.

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About the Author

A long-term Doctor Who fan, Christian grew up watching the show and has early memories of the Graham Williams era. His favourite stories are Inferno, The Seeds of Doom and Human Nature (although The Empty Child, Blink and Utopia all come close). When he’s not bossing around the news team, Christian is a freelance writer specialising in mobile technology and domestic computing, and enjoys classic rock, cooking and spending time in the countryside with his wife and young children. You can find him on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.




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