It was ex central for former Doctor Who star Matt Smith at the Glamour Awards afterbash. But, ever the charmer, the actor took it all in his brogued stride.
He was confronted with one-time squeeze Billie Piper, former flame Daisy Lowe, his old on-screen kissing partner Jenna Coleman and rumoured fling Lily James all at once. Phew. Move over, Harry Styles.
Matt, 31, was rumoured to have dated Billie, also 31, way back in 2006 – when the pair were spotted holding hands at a village fete.
But on Tuesday night at the bash in Berkeley Square, Central London, I clocked the old pals having a laugh in the smoking area, so there was no awkwardness at all.
In fact, mum-of-two Billie’s hubby Laurence Fox told me that their son Winston, five, is a huge fan of Matt from his Time Lord days. “He loves Matt Smith more than he loves me, because he watches Doctor Who. He’s obsessed.”
Meanwhile, nimble Matt managed to avoid fireworks by giving ex Daisy, 25, who he dated on and off for three years between 2010 and 2013, a wide berth. Wise choice.
Matt Smith and UK TV Actress winner Jenna Coleman
A fellow party-goer tells me: “At one point Matt and Daisy were standing a metre apart but avoided eye contact. They were animatedly chatting to their friends, ensuring they didn’t have to talk to each other.”
Matt, who quit Doctor Who last Christmas, was all hugs and (showbiz) kisses with Jenna, 28, who he presented with the UK TV actress award, after the duo starred together on the BBC series.
Howevs, the girl who Matt is rumoured to be dating, Downton Abbey’s Lily James, insists they’re “just good friends”. Aw, that old chestnut.
The pair have been seen out together on several occasions recently, including the Cannes Film Festival.
Days later they were spotted enjoying a stroll in London but quickly split up and headed off in opposite directions.
But Lily, 25, reveals: “Me and Matt are not together. He’s just my friend and we hang out a lot. We have the same circle of friends. We get on really well as we have a lot in common with acting.” So ladies, Matt’s still single. Just.