Actor and former Strictly Come Dancing champion Tom Chambers is celebrating the opening of his new stage spectacular White Christmas The Musical, with the delivery of a new Fiat 500 TwinAir.
The ex-Holby City and Waterloo Road star begins a six-week run in the festive musical at the Sunderland Empire, and says getting the keys to the new two-cylinder city car before heading to the North East was a great start to his busy Christmas schedule.
Tom has been driving Fiat 500s since Christmas 2008, and also owns an original 1965 model. He should find his new Fiat 500 TwinAir's 85bhp, 875cc engine, with lively acceleration and superb fuel economy, useful on his journey to the busy city's theatre each day.
Returning 68.9mpg on the combined cycle, the Fiat 500 TwinAir emits just 95 g/km CO2 - the lowest emissions of any quantity production petrol engine available - and is therefore road tax and London congestion charge exempt.
"My job as an actor takes me all over the country, just as White Christmas has, so it's important I have a car that can get me where I need to be safely, reliably and economically," says Tom. "It's well-known that I love the Fiat 500, and I'm particularly excited about having this latest model with the new TwinAir engine.
"Straight after White Christmas I go into training and rehearsals for another theatre project which at the moment is top secret but will be announced soon. However, it will mean me travelling the country to various theatres so I'm just pleased I have the 500 TwinAir to help get me around in comfort and style!"
The new Fiat 500 TwinAir range starts at £10,665 (OTR) for the TwinAir Pop and rises to £16,065 (OTR) for the convertible Fiat 500C TwinAir byDIESEL.Published 17 November 2010