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Flying fan saves the day for singing rugby mascot.

STUNNING Welsh superstar Katherine Jenkins will sing at today's Millennium Stadium rugby international against South Africa after a fan offered to fly her to an evening concert.

Katherine was already booked to appear in concert at Rhyl and Bournemouth on the next two matchdays, long before this month's international games were confirmed.

The soprano, official mascot of the Welsh team, tried to change the dates but both shows were well on their way to being sell-outs.

But Bryan Huxford, one of Katherine's biggest fans and chairman of Eastern Airways, came to the rescue. He offered to fly Katherine to her concert engagements at the end of both games in one of his private helicopters.

Bryan said: " I was planning to go to the matches anyway and when I heard of Katherine's predicament, I thought I'd fly to Cardiff instead of driving."

Katherine said: " I'm so grateful to Bryan. I was at a complete loss as to what to do. I didn't want to miss the matches.

"I'm not a fair-weather fan where Wales is concerned and I'm always very proud to sing the anthem for the boys and cheer them on.

"So I'll be there on Saturday and my message is, Look Out Springboks, Game On for Wales
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Publication:Daily Post (Liverpool, England)
Date:Nov 19, 2005
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