Dougie Poynter

The Saturdays hide at Burnley FC

I don’t usually post stories like this but found this a little funny!

The things those girls in The Saturdays will do to help a mate – even hiding out in a sweaty footballers’ changing room for FIVE hours…

And it was all to make sure bandmate Frankie Sandford didn’t bump into her ex, Dougie Poynter.

The Saturdays, whose single All Fired Up is out next month, were playing on the same bill as McFly at the Towneley Live festival in Burnley at the weekend.

To avoid any awkward encounters between ex-lovers Frankie, 22, and Dougie, the girls hid out at nearby Burnley FC – and made sure that McFly had flown the coop by the time they showed up at the festival site.

My source tells me: “Organisers arranged transport for the girls so they would arrive at the festival site once McFly had left – to make sure the pair didn’t have to bump into each other.

“They both made it clear that they respect each other’s privacy, so it was more to make sure there wasn’t any unnecessary awkwardness.

“Fortunately, McFly were first on the bill at 3pm, so the girls were able to stay out of the way until their stage slot later in the afternoon.

“They didn’t get to Towneley Park until McFly had headed off to another gig in Doncaster.”

Here’s my video from Towneley Live from the weekend – All Fired Up 🙂

Source: The Mirror

[Updated] Did Frankie and Dougie split up as well?

According to an early post by The Sun, Frankie has ‘dumped’ Dougie because he liked ‘mucking about with his mates’ and Frankie ‘preferred going to West End Clubs’. It’s not got any sources to back this up on, so we’ll keep an eye out on the girls’ Twitter and so. We sure hope this is just a false rumour because there’s been far too many break ups already!

Update: has made an article as well now, which has some ‘sources’ (friends) confirming the split. You can read it below, but I still hope it’s just a rumour as none of the girls have confirmed it, and they are usually pretty open about it!

The pair looked a picture of happiness on Friday night during Children In Need, as they cheered on their bandmates competing in a Strictly Come Dancing special.

However, Metro can reveal the segment was recorded weeks ago and Poynter has in fact been in pieces after Sandford, 21, suddenly ended their 18-month relationship last week.

A friend of the 22-year-old Party Girl singer said: ‘Dougie is devastated. He didn’t see it coming at all and still doesn’t know why. They were planning to settle down and were actually house hunting. It’s the second time Frankie has done this after she dumped him in February but came back in tears and said she made a mistake.’

Another friend of Poynter said: ‘Frankie always seems to be out partying, playing the celeb scene. The McFly lads don’t really do that.’

Meanwhile, a friend of Sandford confirmed the romance was well and truly over. ‘Frankie felt they had gone as far as they could. They split earlier this year but got back together to make things work but sadly it didn’t. Frankie has moved out of the place they shared.’

It’s the second bout of heartache in weeks for The Saturdays after Rochelle Wiseman, 21, moved out of the house she shared with 25-year-old JLS singer Marvin Humes.

Saturdays Frankie: ‘I regretted split’

Frankie Sandford and Dougie PoynterFrankie Sanford has revealed why she temporarily split from her boyfriend, McFly star Dougie Poynter.

The Saturdays star told the News of the World that she “was having a bit of a crisis” which prompted the separation in March.

“We’d been living together for nearly two years and it felt too much too young. I thought I wanted to start partying and being like girls my age,” she confessed.

Sanford admitted that she quickly regretted the decision.

“It all went horribly wrong,” she said. “Every day there was a story about me and a new guy in the papers. I’d never had to face that before and I couldn’t bear it.”

The 21-year-old also discussed reports which linked her to Cheryl Cole’s ex-husband Ashley Cole.

On the claims, she said: “As if! I’ve never even met him. I’d get upset and I’d call Dougie and tell him none of the stories were true. We were still talking and texting all the time.

“I got more and more cut up about what I’d done.”

The couple eventually reunited and are now thought to be buying a house together.

“I never appreciated what I had until I threw it away,” she said. “I’ve been lucky enough to have a second chance. I’m still too young to get married but he’s the one I’d like to have kids with some day.

“He’s kind, funny, loyal, protective. Now I know there’s no-one else like him. I’m not losing him again.”

Source: digitalspy

The Saturdays star denies Wedding Rumour

The Saturdays star Frankie Sandford has said that she is not planning to get married “just now”.

According to More, the singer, who recently reunited with McFly star Dougie Poynter said that she hopes to marry in the future but isn’t in a rush to tie the knot.

When asked about the possibility of marriage, she said: “I don’t know, we’ll see! I’ve always wanted to get married one day and have my own family. But not just now.”

AdvertisementReferring to her boyfriend, she said: “This is going to sound really weird, but I knew we’d get on, even before we’d actually met.”

“When we were younger, magazines would often ask him who he liked, and he’d always say me, even though he didn’t really know me.”

“When I was in S Club Juniors I thought he seemed nice, and when we met, I was like, ‘Yeah, this is definitely right’.”


Frankie Sandford: Split from Dougie Poynter did us both good

The Saturdays star missed her boyfriend but time apart helped their relationship

Tuesday, 25 May 2010

Frankie Sandford is glad she’s reunited with Dougie Poynter.

The Saturdays star and the McFly hunk broke up in March after a year of dating.

Frankie admits she found it hard living without Dougie, 22, during their brief separation.

‘[It was] really tough,’ she explains.

‘In the first few weeks you think you will be OK, and you think about dating other people but then it gets to a point when you really miss them.’

Frankie, 21, insists the split has strengthened her relationship with Dougie.

‘We got to a point where we needed time apart,’ she says.

‘It was all getting a bit much and we decided to take a break. To be honest, that time apart has done us the world of good. We needed it.’

Source: Nowmagazine

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