PREMIER League ace Danny Simpson shelled out tens of thousands for his pimp-themed 30th birthday bash.
Dressed in white suit and cane, he welcomed 300 family and pals, including Man United’s Chris Smalling.
Danny Simpson shelled out tens of thousands for his pimp-themed 30th birthday bash
Simpson, who is embroiled in a row with ex-partner Stephanie Ward over access to their daughter Skye, five, splashed the cash for exclusive use of celebrity hotspot Hotel Gotham in Manchester.
He booked out all 60 bedrooms of the swanky city centre venue – where prices range from £185 to £1,000 – for around 300 of his family and friends to party in privacy.
Rapper MC Harvey was on hand to provide entertainment with garage act So Solid Crew
The entertainment included two strippers – who performed dances in return for special tokens – and 21 Seconds garage group So Solid Crew.
Dressed in a white suit complete with bowler hat and cane, Premier League winner Simpson, who earns £35,000 a week, also arranged for the hotel’s posh restaurant Honey to be transformed into a nightclub.
The Leicester City star splashed the cash for exclusive use of celebrity hotspot Hotel Gotham in Manchester
And guests were able to party until the early hours on the rooftop terrace, which boasts stunning views of Manchester’s skyline.
A source said: “Danny is not short of a few pounds and he made sure his 30th birthday would be one to remember.
“It was everything you would expect from a Premier League footballer’s birthday – lots of single women, lots of booze and two very sexy strippers.
Former Big Brother contestant Laura Carter was also in attendance at the celeb-filled affair
“Danny has had a rough time of it recently because of the row with Stephanie over their daughter, so he definitely needed something to celebrate.
“He was the star of the show and was flashing the cash so guests didn’t have to put their hands in their pockets for a drink all night.
“It was a very boozy bash so Danny demanded strict security so he would not be embarrassed by any leaks.“
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Prem ace Simpson is embroiled in a row with ex-partner Stephanie Ward over access to their daughter Skye
Danny Simpson’s father Peter Samms was just one of 300 friends and family to be invited to the do
Art Deco-inspired Hotel Gotham counts Simon Cowell, Liam Gallagher and Pixie Lott among its fans.
Ex-Manchester United ace Simpson, who was born in nearby Salford, made guests hand over their mobile phones before entering as he feared a mole might leak photographs and gossip from the bash.
Despite the extensive guest list, which also included Big Brother star Laura Carter and rapper MC Harvey, Simpson’s ex-partner Stephanie, 29, was nowhere to be seen.
Manchester City’s Kean Bryan, boyfriend of Coronation Street’s Brooke Vincent, was one of the many party guests
But a string of female partygoers were pictured looking worse for wear as they left the hotel on Sunday morning.
The Sun on Sunday revealed yesterday how she has told him she will drop her big-money child maintenance demands if he gives her another baby.
He was ordered to carry out 300 hours unpaid work in June 2015 after he was caught trying to strangle Stephanie.
Defender Simpson took to Twitter last week to moan about not being allowed to see their daughter on his birthday.
He wrote on January 4: “When you FUND your exes [sic] whole life and can’t even get a happy birthday message off your child. What a world we live in lol #happybirthday.”
Former Arsenal footballer Jermaine Pennant was on hand to help pal Danny Simpson celebrate
In another post he added: “Turning 30 makes you think it’s time to start opening your mouth and stop keeping quiet because you kick a football.”
Stephanie has hit back with a serious of her own angry tweets, claiming he’s “bitter”.
Sharing a video of a book she had made for him for Christmas she wrote:“Who made this as a gift for you??? ME. What did you get for me for Christmas? @dannysimpson you are so bitter.”