Posted by Sandra on November 11 2016

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MCFLY guitarist Tom Fletcher and his wife Giovanna welcomed their second child in February this year.

So the family of four are planning to have a “really selfish” Christmas at home this year with two-year-old toddler Buzz and his eight-month-old baby brother.

It might seem early to be thinking about Christmas arrangements, but the festive spirit is in full flow for the Fletcher family.

“We have this rule that after bonfire night, you’re allowed to listen to Christmas music,” Giovanna exclusively told OK! magazine.

She and husband Tom – who recently celebrated 13 years together – tied the knot back in 2012 in a stunning ceremony covered exclusively by OK!

And Tom is just as excited about Christmas as his wife.

“We’re really selfish and make our families come to us,” he said.

“But I don’t think the decorating work at the house will be finished by Christmas this year.”

Giovanna added: “It’s usually me who cooks but Tom has taken over in the last few years because I’ve been pregnant. I just sat there eating chocolate!”

But it’s not just family that will be invited round for Christmas, Tom’s band mates always get an invite too.

“With the kids there as well,” Tom said.

“We’ll need so many high chairs now,” he added, thinking of Harry Judd’s daughter Lola who was born earlier this year.

The couple used to live next door to Danny Jones — and one year they spent Christmas at his.

“We had this really big drunken night and the police ended up being called!” Giovanna said.

“We weren’t being that loud!”

But this year, the parents revealed their oldest son Buzz is more excited than ever for Christmas.

“Last year he wasn’t old enough to have conversations about Santa but this year he can really get into it because we’ve been talking about it loads,” Tom said.

Giovanna added: “It’s going to be so magical! We need to start thinking about the traditions we’re going to do for Buzz and Buddy.

Selfish Mother’s Molly Gunn and Tom and Giovanna Fletcher have partnered up for Save the Children’s Christmas Jumper Day to create a pair of festive sweaters featuring the slogans ‘Father Christmas’ and ‘Mother Christmas’ (right). The two designs are available to purchase exclusively at Selfish Mother’s online store. Priced at £45 each, 50 per cent of the proceeds (£22.50 per adult jumper) will be donated to Save the Children.

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Posted by Sandra on November 9 2016

What would you guys think of Danny joining the panel of The Voice?

Looking for the next Star Girl (or Boy).​

With The Voice UK’s coaching panel now settled, all eyes are on ITV’s upcoming youth-centric spinoff.

The Voice Kids has already lined up will.i.am from the main show, and now The Mirror reports that McFly’s Danny Jones is in advanced talks for a coaching job as well.

Producers apparently see Jones as a “perfect fit” for The Voice Kids because “young contestants will really relate” to the boyband sensation, according to an insider.

A spokesperson for ITV told Digital Spy: “The panel for The Voice Kids will be confirmed in due course.”

Danny already has family history with The Voice, as his sister Vicky made it through to the Battle Rounds two years ago.

McFly are riding high right now off the success of their first reunion tour since super-group McBusted split, and are still hard at work on their follow-up to 2010’s Above the Noise.

With The Voice moving from the BBC to ITV in 2017, producers took a huge step in bringing over will.i.am from its main coaching panel to the Kids spinoff.

Before we get the companion show, will.i.am is reuniting with his old friend Sir Tom Jones to join Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson and alternative rock god Gavin Rossdale on The Voice UK.

Emma Willis is also making the jump over from the BBC when The Voice UK premieres on ITV next January.

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Posted by Sandra on October 7 2016

What would you think of Dougie being the new James Bond? 😏

 
 
Posted by Sandra on October 4 2016

Not only is McFly’s Tom Fletcher ace at being a chart-topping singer-songwriter, a YouTube famous wedding speech extraordinaire and a best-selling children’s author, he’s now adding movie-maker to his many talents.

The British star is working on brand new music for the film adaptation of his own children’s book The Christmasaurus.

It follows the festive tale of a boy named William Trundle who meets a dinosaur called The Christmasaurus on Christmas Eve and together they embark on a magical adventure.

Think of it as The Snowman meets Jurassic Park, but without the traumatic melting and nasty velociraptors.

The animated film adaptation will be helmed by Hollywood director Michael Gracey, who is currently working with the likes of Hugh Jackman and Zac Efron on The Greatest Showman On Earth.

Tom has written a number of new songs to be included in the film, which he will also perform at this year’s Royal Variety Performance.

The Christmasaurus will be released as a hardback book this Thursday (October 6), ahead of the new film and music.

It follows his and bandmate Dougie Poynter’s hugely successful The Dinosaur That Pooped series, which has released over the past few years.

It also comes after McFly’s recent run of ground-breaking shows across the UK, where they played all five of their studio albums in full over three consecutive nights in each tour location.

McFly are currently working on new music for their sixth studio album, but have yet to confirm when we’ll get to hear it. Not too long please, guys!

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Posted by Sandra on October 4 2016

WE went behind the scenes to meet Dougie on the set of his latest exciting project- and he looks VERY different.

He’s already mega-successful as a pop star and as one fourth of boyband McFly, but earlier this year it was rumoured Dougie was planning to carve out a Hollywood film career for himself.

The McFly bass player- who is single since splitting with girlfriend Ellie Goulding earlier this year- had reportedly been meeting with agents and producers while out in LA.

Now, we can confirm Dougie has been taking acting classes and has actually just finished filming one of his first roles- a cameo in a Brit comedy horror film called Double Date, due to be released next year.

Meeting him on the film set- a derelict mansion just outside London- Dougie looks a lot different to his usual self, with his hair slicked back and make-up applied to make him look older.

The star’s enthusiasm for his new role in the film- which also features cameo appearances from Cressida Bonas and Tom Sturridge, and stars Michael Socha (This is England, Being Human) and Georgia Groome (Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging)- is obvious.

He says: “It’s an awesome role- I’m very excited to shoot. I play a guy called Stephen, and I pick up two girls from a bar, and I think I’ve hit the jackpot- but I was wrong, so wrong!

“I get to get killed by two hot chicks! I love that. I’ve always wanted to be killed. The script was awesome, and hilarious.”

It’s not the first time he’s appeared in a film. In 2006 he starred along with the rest of McFly in Just My Luck, starring Chris Pine and Lindsay Lohan- playing himself.

He says: “I was a kid. We were playing ourselves so we were just messing around. It was just good fun. Now it’s very different. You look at everything completely differently when you’re older.

“I’ve been studying mainly at Alder (Stella Adler Studio of Acting), both here and the States. I’m curious about everything- this is a challenge and makes me research things I wouldn’t usually know about.”

While Dougie’s keen to pursue acting, he’d never rule out appearing on reality TV again, having won I’m a Celeb in 2011.

He says: “I’d never say never, but I’ve done it now. I couldn’t do Strictly- I can barely stand up and talk at the same time!”

The 28 year old was signed by Kate Moss’ modelling agency Storm back in 2014 and was also recently spotted on the runway for Joshua Kane.

Dougie on the set of his new movie Double Date

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Posted by Sandra on October 4 2016

This morning we were invited to the launch of Tom Fletcher’s newest book, and first novel, ‘The Christmasaurus’, and we have to admit that we weren’t quite prepared for what followed – which genuinely included cameo appearances from Hollywood actors Hugh Jackman and Zac Efron.
After talking us through the synopsis of his heartfelt book, which is released on Thursday, the McFly frontman dropped a rather huge clanger by announcing that it was already being turned into an animated, musical film with bigshot director, Michael Gracey, and they even had the concept art to show us and a couple of songs to perform.

Ahh.
Unfortunately, Michael Gracey was busy in New York filming his latest movie, but he did send a video message about his involvement with the film, which was promptly interrupted by actors Hugh and Zac, who gatecrashed the video to reinforce just how bloomin’ good ‘The Christmasaurus’ is.
Confirming that he had heard a couple of the songs already, X-Men star, Hugh Jackman, said to the camera: “The songs are great, I’ve heard them.

“They’re very catchy.”
Speaking exclusively to Tom after the launch, we asked how it felt to have such a huge Hollywood seal of approval, and the star told us: “I couldn’t believe that, it’s so cool.
“Michael was meant to be here today but everything has gone rapidly for him so he couldn’t be, but it’s okay… If you have to be somewhere else than filming with Hugh Jackman and Zac Efron is a good excuse.

“He’s an incredible director, so we are really lucky to have him on board.”
Tom went on to add that he always thought that ‘The Christmasaurus’ would make a great film but he hoped to maintain some creative control by writing the book first.
He explained: “I love writing, so my natural place to go is to a book because I am in charge of it. Making a film requires many more people on board, so when I have ideas for stories – even though I can see them as a film – I tend to write them as a book first because you get your vision into it.
“If you have a real passion for it you feel like it’s your baby, it’s really difficult letting it go.”

And Tom was also keen to reassure his fans that dipping his feet into the movie industry didn’t mean that it was the end of McFly, in fact, they’re going to be around for a long ol’ time yet.
After joking that his bandmates were going to play elves in the film, Tom shared: “For us, it feels like McFly is forever. It is the constant.
“We have all of these other projects but McFly is the one thing that we will never go away – in a good way! It’s always there for us and it’s always where our hearts lay.
“It’s nice now there’s no pressure for us to write an album every year; we can do it when it feels right for us. Because of McBusted it had been a long time since we did anything just the four of us and I think that people kind of get it now that we’ll always be around.

“On tour we had people coming who had been there from day one and kind of grown up with us, and they’re bringing their kids along… And then there are 13 year olds screaming and crying like it used to be, and it’s so weird because when did they discover McFly?
“They were born in the year when ‘5 Colours In Her Hair’ came out, that’s so weird – how did they discover us? It’s exciting for us as a band.”
And we have to admit that we are excited to see what Tom, and the rest of McFly, do next – because judging by ‘The Christmasaurus’ it’s going to be amazing.

‘The Christmasaurus’ is available to buy from Thursday 6th October!

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Posted by Sandra on October 1 2016

As we sat on the stationary train outside Smethwick, I tried to calm my 16-year-old daughter down, reassuring her that Mcfly would surely wait to start the gig at O2 Academy until we arrived – as if!

Eventually in Brum, after dashing through the city streets, we were more than relieved to join the thousands queuing outside the venue. I’d not seen anything like it in ages. The reformed boy/man band had proven to be something of a bigger draw than perhaps even they had anticipated. Eventually we were in.

I was pleased – actually relieved – to see that the capacity audience wasn’t going to be purely screaming girls and one disheveled dad. Far from it. Many balding chaperones had been dragged along.

But hey, who am I kidding. I genuinely enjoyed myself. The cheeky Mcfly boys are actually pretty good musicians, as highlighted from the off with a crowd-pleasing rendition of their first big hit, Five Colours in Her Hair. Rachel, my daughter, was ecstatic – screaming like a crazed Beatles fan from back in the day.

Night one of the boys’ three-night residency showcased there early material, with subsequent evenings featuring different setlists. Many of the hyped up audience will doubtlessly be at all three shows.

The evening was lapped up enthusiastically by an adoring crowd, singing the lyrics of hits Obviously, Room on the Third Floor and assorted album tracks at the top of its collective voice.

For an encoure, the lads returned to the stage with more recent material, including Love is on the Radio and Love is Easy.

Unlike the last time we saw Dougie, Harry, Tom and Danny – then as super-group McBusted – this was a stripped-down show. Simple backdrop, no frills. The music and banter stealing the night.

Great job guys. Rachel was impressed, as was her rather cynical father. And if you can win me over, you’ll be around for a long time to come.

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Posted by Sandra on October 1 2016

After one casual supergroup venture, a couple of new McBaby births and twelve years of waiting in Azkaban (feels like it anyway), McFly are finally back looking and sounding better than ever before. No seriously, we went to watch their Anthology Tour last night at London’s O2 Forum, and it was probably the best and sweatiest show that we’ve ever been to in our entire lives.

The premise of the Anthology Tour is simple but epic. Every single McFly song ever recorded, from every album they’ve ever released, split neatly across three back-to-back evenings. We were lucky enough to be invited down to celebrate the ye olde Room on The Third Floor era of McFly – along with a few extra fan favourites chucked on top for good measure.

So how did the lads get on with singing vintage songs about parents being out of town, getting laid behind the garden shed and wanting to date surfer babes, now that they’ve got a combined age of approximately 119? Oooh, let’s discuss.

The Setlist

Seeing as the Anthology Tour already spoils the exact set list that you’re signing up for, it was pretty much a given that we were gonna love every second of McFly’s ROTTF show, from the first ‘Do do do do do DO’ of ‘Five Colours’, all the way through to the final ‘Sheeee caaaares’ of ‘Brocolli’.

We’ll let you in on a little, verging on embarrassing, secret here. Sugarscape’s Lucy has in fact lost count of the number of times that she’s seen McFly live over the years. It’s potentially 26 (give or take a few), but even a McVeteran like her was able to see the band perform some songs for the very first time. We saw stuff like ‘Met This Girl’ and ‘Down By The Lake’ which we’ve waited literally DECADES to hear live, so that was exciting.

McFly also promised that a handful of greatest hits would feature amongst the antics for Night One, but it’d probably be more accurate to call it a fan favourite selection. While ‘Star Girl’ and ‘All About You’ didn’t make the cut (gasp), low key gems like ‘No Worries’ and ‘Silence Is A Scary Sound’ did. The impromptu fan request of the night was, of course, Anne Boleyn and her tin in ‘Transylvania’.

What were the best bits, then?

Would it be cheating if we said that the best bits were approximately 8.45pm through to 10.30pm? That’s the entire set, just in case we’ve made that slightly confusing.

From the moment Tom, Danny, Dougie and Harry walked on stage in sparkly denim jackets and sweater vests to kick off ‘Five Colours’, we were transported back to the days of 2004, recording their TV appearances on VHS and keeping a scrap book of their Smash Hits mag appearances. Don’t judge.
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Posted by Sandra on October 1 2016

Dougie Poynter is a “fashion guru”, according to Harry Judd.
The 28-year-old singer songwriter – who makes up one quarter of the British pop rock band McFly alongside Harry, Tom Fletcher and Danny Jones – “influences” the rest of the groups wardrobe choices and has been tipped as the bands personal style adviser because he is always wearing a completely new outfit.

Speaking about the best dressed band member to the Metro newspaper, Harry said: “Dougie keeps me on his toes. He has a new outfit for every day! It’s good because he influences us all. Dougie’s the fashion guru.”

And Harry – who has eight-month-old daughter Lola with his wife Izzy – has revealed he has the worst style among all the men in the band because he is a father.

He explained: “Me and Tom are the least [fashionable], but we are the dads.”

However, the father-of-one has admitted his personal fashion sense has drastically evolved since he first joined McFly in 2003, because he has become a little less “daring” with his style.

The ‘5 Colours In Her Hair’ hitmaker said: “When I first joined the band, I was influenced by the American punk pop and rock scene. It was all about big belt buckles and studded belts, three-quarter-length shorts, pulled-up socks, loads of bracelets, and piercings, and hair dye. It was pretty extreme. That lasted quite a while – when you are in a band, you have more of a licence to be daring. It’s got a little safer as I get older.

“Now I dressed quite chilled. I always like a good black pair of jeans. I have an awesome pair of tan leather boots I end up wearing every time, a nice white fitted T-shirt and a watch. At home it’s all about comfort – I’m always in sports shorts.”

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Posted by Sandra on September 20 2016

As always to avoid spoilers You’ll have to click the read more button below to watch the videos.Today I’m posting all the videos from the three nights of the Anthology tour in Glasgow enjoy!

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