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David Beckham and Jack Whitehall surprise pal Dave Gardner with birthday meal at posh restaurant

DAVID Beckham and Jack Whitehall have treated their best mate, Dave Gardner, to a surprise birthday dinner.

The 44-year-old football agent has been best mates with David for years and is the partner of Hollywood actress, Liv Tyler.

The dapper lads were joined at Mayfair restaurant, Oswald's, by businessmen Damian Mould, Philip Rebeiz and CJ Jones.

Gardner posted a photo of the men at the posh dinner to Instagram, which showed the men smiling.

He captioned the pic: "Surprise Birthday Dinner 🙌🏻🥳❤️ Ladzzzzzzzzzz 🥳"

Also at the restaurant on the same evening was Britain's Got Talent host David Walliams and some Chelsea footballers.

It is not known if they were also there for Gardner's birthday, but if they were would have had to sit at a different table due to the new 'Rule of Six'.

New govermment rules banned people from meeting in groups of more than six in a bid to stop the virus getting out of control again.

David and Jack also took to their Instagrams to celebrate their pal's birthday.

The former footballer poked fun at Gardner's ability to fall asleep anywhere, even on the job.

Jack shared a pic of the pair holding candles and joked: "This is the sort of lighting you will need now you're old."

Other famous faces to wish Gardner a happy birthday included, Vas Morgan, Rita Ora, Derek White and Sadie Frost.

Gardner's famous girlfriend, Liv Tyler, also paid tribute to talent agent beau.

"🎈Happy happy birthday David 🎈@davidgardner 🎈we love you soooooo much 🎈🥰🎈🥰🎈🥰🎈🥰🎈🥰🎈🥰🎈🥰🎈," she wrote alongside a black and white photo of him looking out of a window while holding a small child.

Gardner started his career in the Manchester United youth team when he was just 14 years old, but after failing to impress five years on, he left to set up Elite Sport Agency with Jason Ferguson, Sir Alex's son.

They went on to become two of the most successful football agents in the Premier League, piling up millions of pounds in fees during each transfer.

In 2003 he married loo-roll heiress Davinia Taylor in a lavish ceremony with guests including the Beckhams, Phil Neville and Kate Moss, but they split in 2010.

Gardner was linked to several famous faces during his single years, including Rita Ora, Stephanie Dorrance and Kelly Brook - but then he met Liv Tyler.

The couple fell truly, madly, deeply in love and soon after had their first child, Sailor (born in 2015).

Just one year later they had their second baby together, Lula Rose.

They also both have sons from previous relationships, with Liv having Milo, 11, from her marriage to Royston Langton, while David shares am eight-year-old boy called Grey with ex-wife Davinia Taylor.

David and Victoria Beckham's stunning £31 million West London mansion

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