Posted by Sandra on December 25 2016

First of all, Merry Xmas everyone!!!
And as a gift for you all this xmas, here’s a new interview and photoshoot of Dougie with 1883 Magazine, he talks McFly, tour, LA, acting… you can see by yourself reading it below. I also added all the pics from the photoshoot to the gallery so you can enjoy the view too:P

All the credit for the pics goes to Asia Werbel.

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Dougie Poynter first burst onto the scene back in 2004 as one quarter of beloved pop band McFly when he was just a young teen. In their career, spanning over fourteen years, the band has amassed 19 top 10 singles, 5 albums and have just completed their 14th tour in September, after postponing it due to Harry Judd slipping a disc.

1883 caught up with McFly’s charming bass guitarist, after making him swing from a few metal poles, to talk the recent tour, being a musical influence, warming up in LA and what the actual hell is a Mary Berry!

Hey, thanks for swinging around on those metal poles for us.

[Laughs] No problem!

At least you don’t have to go to the gym today. That’s arm day done!

Working out I usually suck at it but that was the one thing I’m actually good at.

So, today’s shoot was fine for you then!

Yeah, if it was anything to do with legs, I would’ve sucked.

Leg day is awful though.

Leg is horrible! But I’m constantly doing leg day though, because these things just will not get any bigger.

Oh, really?

I’m an ectomorph.

What’s that?

It one of the figures, there’s like ectomorph and endomorph. I’m definitely ectomorph, I just burn it all off.

That’s convenient at Christmas time, you can just pig out and its fine.

Yeah but not for a dude though, but I guess so [laughs].

So, you’ve finished touring…

Yeah finished touring about three months ago, is it three? I think it’s three months ago now.

And you’ve just released your live album called anthology off the back of that, so how was touring as just McFly instead of as a super group?

Touring was cool, it was really cool. It’s always good fun to hang with the guys it was going form a really big production that was McBusted which was like every single song had some kind of big production element to it. To go back to literally like zero production. In fact, I think we didn’t even have a truck on this tour we just had like a trailer with just amplifiers in it. We didn’t take our own PA we just used the house PA.

Did it feel weird to return to four after 18 months as being a pretty big group?

No actually because McBusted was 18 months McFly has been 13, 14 years. So, it didn’t really feel weird at all.

How did it feel revisiting some of your older songs, some of which you have never played live before?

The most stressful thing was playing 66 songs in total over three nights, I mean that’s a lot to remember.

Were there any songs where you forgot the chords and the lyrics?

Oh, yeah there was some songs I hadn’t played since I was 16. The only thing that was going through my head the entire time was don’t fuck up! Don’t fuck up! Don’t fuck up!

I mean that’s a pretty solid motto! How did you think your music has evolved and changed with you?

Sorry, my hands smell odd, probably swinging from the poles. But yeah everything seems to be a reaction to the previous. In every single way from the way we play it to the types of songs that they are. Everything is a reaction to the last one right up until our last album that we released six years ago.

Do you think they represent the stages of your life you were at when you made them or not?

I think you can definitely tell like what was going through our heads. I mean they’re all about girls [laughs].

Since this tour was about looking back over what you’ve done, what would you say to your younger self?

Mmhhh. I don’t know there’s a lot but is it really a good idea to go back in time and change things? I don’t know.

Umm, whatever it is don’t do it. If you think it’s a bad idea it probably is.
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Posted by Sandra on December 15 2016

According to Dan Wooton Dougie has got a new movie role in an independent british film. *edited* now this news have been confirmed! ongrats Dougie!!!!

The pop star has bagged himself the role of hero Hale in the new film

DOUGIE POYNTER’s superpower isn’t just slapping the bass.

The McFLY star will soon have even more magic in his fingertips after bagging a part in a new superhero movie.

I’ve learned Dougie has been cast as hero Hale in Brit flick The Academy. It’s a huge deal for him as he has been plugging away doing auditions and having acting lessons in Los Angeles as he bids to get his Hollywood career off the ground.

Last night a source said: “Dougie is delighted to have landed a part in The Academy and can’t wait to get stuck into his role.

“It’s a proper independent British movie so there will be loads of freedom in terms of what he can do.

“The film’s makers have created a completely original superhero universe set in a university-type situation where all the students have superpowers.

“One breathes fire, another controls electricity and one has the strength of ten men.

“Dougie’s character is focal to the storyline as he ends up being captured in a big plot twist. He starts shooting in mid-January.”

Dougie’s co-stars include BRIAN BOVELL, best known for his roles in Coronation Street and Hollyoaks as well as a recent appearance in BBC drama The Missing.

The Academy is Dougie’s second big-screen casting after I revealed earlier this year that he had landed the male lead in comedy film Kat and the Band as his first professional role.

It’s set to be a very busy 2017 indeed for Dougie as I’m told he is also heading back into the studio with McFly.

An insider said: “McFly are all getting together in January for a writing trip to start work on their new album.

“Dougie is going to have a lot on his plate in the new year but he’s excited.”

All he needs now is the superpower to stop time to cram it all in.

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Posted by Sandra on December 14 2016

Harry got interviewed during the pride of sport awards last week and he said that Buzz is a better drummer than him at his age.

 
 
Posted by Sandra on December 12 2016

We trust you Harry..:P

McFly want to progress and grow, and drummer Harry Judd thinks the different endeavours they have pursued while on a break will help them make a better album
Harry Judd thinks McFly’s break will make them a better band.

The ‘All About You’ group – which also features Tom Fletcher, Danny Jones and Dougie Poynter – haven’t released a new album since ‘Above the Noise’ in 2010 and the drummer thinks their years of experience means they’re in a great place when it comes to putting a new record together.

He said: “We definitely want to keep progressing and growing as a band. Danny has been working a lot in the studio this year in production, Tom is a brilliant writer and Dougie has been out acting and doing other things so he’ll be bringing in some new influences and stuff.

“There are already a couple of songs that I think we’ve got that we all love, and hopefully we’ll all be going in the same direction.

“We have so much stuff that’s unreleased, and we have the power of hindsight now and we can say, ‘No that’s wrong, that’s wrong, that’s right.’ And we can take elements of what has worked and put it all together.”

The band last went into the studio with James Bourne and Matt Willis as their supergroup McBusted to record their 2014 self-titled album, and Harry admits their fans are more than ready to hear some new McFly music.

He exclusively told BANG Showbiz: “We’re writing in January and I’m very excited, I think the fans have waited a long time for new McFly music. Even though we said we were writing in January the fans keep on tweeting me and to say, ‘Really? Is this really happening?’ It is definitely happening.”

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Posted by Sandra on December 12 2016

GIOVANNA and Tom fletcher are currently gearing up for a magical Christmas with their two sons, Buddy and Buzz.

But now the McFly singer has revealed he could have missed out on the festivities – after he was nearly killed when a tractor lost one of its wheels.

In a scene likened to that of horror movie Final Destination, the 31 year old was out for a run when the gigantic tyre fell away from the vehicle.

And with headphones making him unaware of his surroundings, the singer was just inches away from death.
“The tyre was as tall as me, it came off a moving tractor and crashed about half a foot in front of me,” the father of two told the Metro.

“It was like a scene from final destination!

“I had headphones in so I didn’t hear anything.

“The tyre took out a fence panel next to me, the tractor skidded on to the path right where I was, and then the other wheel nearly hit an oncoming bus.

“It was so scary.”

The musician then went on to joke that it was actually his poor fitness that potentially saved his life.

“If I was in better shape and running a bit faster, I probably would have been hit,” the popstar said.

Tom and Giovanna recently delighted their fans by announcing some huge news just in time for Christmas.

Having already revealed that his new book, The Christmasaurus, was becoming a live show, the Love Is Easy singer then declared that his wife would be taking on a starring role.

Taking to Instagram, the performer told his 1.4 million followers: “That’s right…@mrsgifletcher is going to be starring in The Christmasaurus LIVE!!!!”

The show is due to take place at the Eventim Apollo London next December and will feature “music, magic, [Tom] and some very special guests”.

And it will certainly be a busy year for the popstar, after he also confirmed that McFly will begin writing their next album in January.

“We’ve got a place that’s completely isolated and we’re going to write some songs,” he told the Metro.

Meanwhile Giovanna has been having a difficult time on social media, after online trolls accused her of not wanting her own children.

The 31 year old hit back at critics in a long message where she told her fans she believed “in the good of people”.

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Posted by Sandra on December 9 2016

That’s music to our ears.

It’s been a long six-year wait for McFly fans who are eager for some brand new music from the band, but we have some fantastic news for you: they’re refreshed and ready to get back in the studio.

Band member Tom Fletcher – who recently released his first children’s novel The Christmasaurus – has revealed that they are in a great place and excited about creating something truly special together in the new year.

“There’s been such a big gap between McFly’s albums, that now we’re at the stage where we’re not tied down to a particular sound,” Tom told Digital Spy.

“There’s enough of a line drawn that we could come back with whatever sound we want. For the first time, there’s no pressure or musical expectations on us that could limit us or dictate where we need to go.

“I hate the idea of having to conform with what’s current and what sounds good on radio at the moment. When we go into the studio, I want it to be with a completely fresh, open mind.

“I genuinely feel that, because there’s been such a gap and because of McBusted, this is the first time that I feel completely refreshed with McFly.

“There’s something really exciting about that and if we can get our heads in the right place and pull together, it’s totally possible for us to make the best album of our career.”

That sounds just fine with us.

But first, tickets for Tom’s new play The Christmasaurus go on sale at 9am tomorrow (December 9).

It’s based on his hugely popular children’s book of the same name and will take place at London’s Eventim Apollo on December 22, 2017.

“The book was a natural place for it to start, but I always hoped it could be a live show or a film,” Tom told us.

That movie is on the way too, but could be a few years off yet. It will be an animation directed by Michael Gracey, but Tom isn’t sure if he’ll be voicing one of the characters himself.

“Part of me is really excited about seeing who could do it,” he said. “The dad in the book is basically me, but you need to be a very talented actor to do voices for films.

“If there is a part for me, I wouldn’t say no. But I’m looking forward to seeing who can voice the different characters.”

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Posted by Sandra on December 7 2016

“That’s a longer journey​ than the stag​e version…”​

McFly’s Tom Fletcher must be the busiest man in pop, as he’s just disclosed that his children’s novel The Christmasaurus is being adapted into an animated movie.

Fresh off his revelation that the book will also be adapted for the stage next year, the singer told Digital Spy: “There’s an animated feature film of The Christmasaurus in the works – that’s a longer journey, as animation takes a while.

“So it’s all happening. I’m not sure if I’ll do the singing or the voices for the film yet… It depends, I’m sure there would be better people than me. I’m going to be on the stage with it next year though.”

Tom will be performing songs from the book at the 2016 Royal Variety Performance tonight (set to be aired on ITV next week), and explained how the whole process came about.

“I’d been writing children’s picture books with my bandmate Dougie [Poynter] for five years so it was a natural progression from that to writing a novel,” he continued. “I wrote a song called ‘Christmasaurus’, and that was the catalyst for the whole book.

“Everyone reacted to it really well and that got me excited and before I knew it, I’d written the novel. I had the story and a bunch of songs and I felt that I had essentially a musical. And tonight the performance [for the Royal Variety] is a snippet of The Christmasaurus Live, which is a show we’re putting on live next year in 2017.

“So I’m singing the songs tonight for the first time.”

He also added that he’ll be back in the studio writing music with McFly for their sixth studio album this year, saying that it’s been a “long time coming”.

The 2016 Royal Variety Performance is hosted by David Walliams and features performances from Tom, Lady Gaga and BGT winner Richard Jones.

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Posted by Sandra on December 7 2016

Tom as always being the nicest person in the world.:)

A brave little boy who suffers from one of the world’s rarest genetic conditions took to the stage in a star-studded performance expected to be watched by more than 150 million people worldwide.

Dyfan Wynne, 12, who attends St Christopher’s School in Wrexham, took on a starring role in the Royal Variety Performance at London’s Hammersmith Apollo, appearing alongside McFly star Tom Fletcher, who was reading from his new children’s book The Christmasaurus.

The Christmasauras is a story about a boy called William Trundell and a dinosaur, the Christmasauras, and how they meet one Christmas Eve and have a magical adventure.

Dyfan attends a drama group outside school and put together a video for a casting agent from London.

And out of a shortlist of four, Dyfan was chosen to star as William Trundell in the star-studded show, which will also feature performances from the legendary Barry Gibb and Sting, superstars Gary Barlow and Robbie Williams, the award-winning Sheridan Smith and Emeli Sandé, plus this years Britain’s Got Talent winner Lance Corporal Richard Jones.

Dyfan’s proud grandad, Mike Griffiths, of Llay, said it was the opportunity of a lifetime for the youngster.

The courageous youngster suffers from a genetic disorder called chromosome 8 deletion. Out of the full range of chromosomes 1-48, Dyfan is missing 11-22.

Dyfan is the only UK case and there are only four others worldwide.

Mr Griffiths said: “Dyfan was over the moon when he was asked to do it, he loves that sort of thing.

“When he was born they didn’t know whether he would walk or talk and he had two holes in his heart as well.

“You can’t keep him down – he was up and walking by the time he was 18 months old but he does need a wheelchair because he gets tired easily.

“You can’t stop him talking either. His parents have been through a lot with him but he is a little soldier and everyone who meets him absolutely loves him – he’s a character.”

Dyfan travelled down to London with his parents Dean and Helen on Saturday and has been hard at work in rehearsals ahead of the performance last night.

Helen said: “He is very excited but he’s not nervous at all. Rehearsals have gone really well and it’s a lovely performance.

“Tom Fletcher has been wonderful. He came to the hotel to rehearse to make things easier for Dyfan and he drew him a picture of the Christmasauras and signed it, along with a copy of the book.

“I will be behind the scenes watching – Dyfan has been amazing and he has done us all proud.”

The Royal Variety Performance is due to air on ITV later this month.

It has been staged since 1912 and is now watched by over 152 million TV viewers worldwide, making it the most successful and longest running entertainment show in the world.

Comedian, actor and children’s author David Walliams hosted the event in the presence of Their Royal Highnesses The Prince Of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall.

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Posted by Sandra on December 7 2016

Those are the news we all were waiting for!! tom confirmed last night that he and the rest of the boys will be back in the studio in 2017 to work on McFly’s new album!! Watch his interview during the Royal Variety show below.

 
 
Posted by Sandra on November 29 2016

The Guardian published a review of the best books for kids this christmas and Tom’s The Christmasaurus is one of them! read below what they have to say about the book.

Most kids want at least one unattainable thing for Christmas – a pony, a spaceship, a real live dinosaur. That’s the simple but effective premise of The Christmasaurus (Penguin hardback £12.99), the latest book from erstwhile McFly singer Tom Fletcher, whose dino-themed picture-book output (with bandmate Dougie Poynter) probably helped earn his icelolly.com celebrity dad of the year 2016 accolade.

For a man more used to the three-minute medium, Fletcher’s not bad. The story of Jurassic-fixated William Trundle (wheelchair-using, mumless) and a dinosaur raised at the north pole (who secretly wants to be a reindeer), Fletcher’s first solo venture for older children is full of redemption, magic and gleeful silliness, especially on the mechanics of Christmas.

Elves called Snozzletrump and the like speak in rhyme. Santa plays vinyl records on his in-sleigh gramophone; that’s the boost that sends it airborne. The tale draws to a climax on Trundle’s snowy rooftop, where a big game hunter tries to bag a flying reindeer as his latest rare trophy – or, perhaps, even a dinosaur?

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