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Dougie Lee Poynter (born 30 November 1987) is an English musician, songwriter, fashion model, clothing designer, author, actor and philanthropist. He is the bassist and youngest member of the pop rock band McFly, as well as current touring bassist for A. In 2018, he formed the rock band INK with fellow members, Todd Dorigo, vocals and guitar, and Corey Alexander, drums.

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1 Early life 2 McFly 3 Songwriting 4 McBusted 5 A 6 Fashion career 7 Other work 8 Personal life 9 References 10 External links

Early life[edit] Poynter was born in Corringham, Essex, England.[1] He has one sister. McFly[edit] In 2003, a then 15 year-old Poynter auditioned for and subsequently became the bass player for the English band McFly. The band consists of Poynter, Tom Fletcher
Tom Fletcher
(vocals/guitar), Danny Jones
Danny Jones
(guitar/vocals), and Harry Judd
Harry Judd
(drums).[2] McFly
McFly
rose to fame with their first single, "5 Colours in Her Hair," which was released March 2004 and entered the UK Singles Chart at number one in April 2004. Their first album, Room on the 3rd Floor, also hit number one in the UK Albums Chart and would earn McFly
McFly
a Guinness World Record for being the youngest band to have a debut album enter the charts in the top position, previously held by the Beatles.[3] That year, McFly
McFly
would support Busted on tour before going on to headline a personal tour in September 2004. The band's second studio album, Wonderland, was released in 2005 followed by Motion in the Ocean
Motion in the Ocean
in 2006. A Greatest Hits compilation was released in 2007 followed by two more studio albums: Radio: Active (2008) and Above the Noise
Above the Noise
(2010). A second greatest hits album, Memory Lane: The Best of McFly, was released in November 2012. Also in 2012, the band debuted their first written autobiography, McFly: Unsaid Things... Our Story with Transworld Publishers Ltd.[4] In April 2016, McFly
McFly
announced that they would be going on tour for a three-night residency in Glasgow, Birmingham, Manchester, and London.[5] The Anthology tour, in which they will play all five of their albums, will serve as McFly's first live reunion since 2013. The tour was postponed from June until September 2016 after drummer Harry Judd injured his neck.[6] Songwriting[edit] Poynter is credited as a lead writer and cowriter on many of McFly's tracks. He served as the lead writer for McFly's seventh number-one hit single 2007's "Transylvania." He also wrote an unrecorded track called "Silence Is a Scary Sound."[7] In addition to his work with McFly, Poynter has written collaboratively for talent such as 5 Seconds of Summer[8] and One Direction (for the track "I Would" from the album Take Me Home and for the track "Don’t Forget Where You Belong" from the album Midnight Memories, respectively). He also worked alongside seasoned artists Mark Hoppus
Mark Hoppus
(Blink 182) and Alex Gaskarth
Alex Gaskarth
(All Time Low) to develop the album for the McFly
McFly
+ Busted supergroup, McBusted.[9] McBusted[edit] In November 2013, McFly
McFly
joined the band Busted to form the super-group, McBusted. They played a 34-date tour called The McBusted Tour. It was the biggest UK tour of 2014. McBusted
McBusted
concluded the tour headlining the British Summer Time concert series in Hyde Park where they performed for an audience of over 60,000 attendees.[10] In 2015, the band went on tour for a second time. McBusted's Most Excellent Adventure Tour consisted of 21 shows. A[edit] Dougie joined British alternative rock band "A" on their 2018 tour with Hell Is For Heroes. Playing bass on all 8 shows as the band still have no full-time replacement for Daniel P. Carter. Fashion career[edit] Poynter made his runway debut in January 2016 at the Joshua Kane with Lab Series Autumn/Winter show for London Collections Men.[11] Off the catwalk, Poynter is a front-row fixture at LCM and other global fashion weeks, garnering invites from top brands including Topman, Burberry, Louis Vuitton, Moschino, and Saint Laurent Paris. Runway-side, Poynter is celebrated for his trend-setting personal style. Poynter served as a guest fashion writer for Fault Magazine during LCM in June 2016.[12] He provided an insider's perspective with his recaps of Topman
Topman
S/S 2017, Katy Eary S/S 2017, and Christopher Raeburn S/S 2017. His most notable editorial work includes the fashion film "At Full Tilt" for Vogue India
Vogue India
(August 2014),[13] an online exclusive for Notion Magazine (August 2015),[14] and a spread in Issue 19 of Adon Magazine (March 2016).[15] Poynter also modelled alongside his then-girlfriend Ellie Goulding
Ellie Goulding
in the February 2016 issue of Glamour.[16] Other work[edit] Poynter wrote a children's book with McFly
McFly
band-mate Tom Fletcher titled The Dinosaur that Pooped Christmas. It sold over 72,000 copies and became the most popular debut children's novel of 2012.[17] The follow-up book titled The Dinosaur That Pooped A Planet was released the following year in August 2013.[18] A long-standing conservationist, Poynter is a strong environmental advocate who uses his social media pages as an influential platform to bring about change. In 2012, Poynter helped launch the World Wide Fund for Nature's (formerly World Wildlife Fund) mountain gorilla adoption program.[19] His journey through the Volcanoes National Park
Volcanoes National Park
in Rwanda and Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
in Uganda
Uganda
brought him face-to-face with endangered gorillas and helped bring awareness to their plight.[20] Poynter is also an active participant of The 5 Gyres Institute and their mission to eradicate the pollution of plastic in the ocean.[21] He supports the banning of microplastic materials across Europe, citing the serious detrimental impact of these substances on the marine environment as the reason of his disapproval.[22] Poynter has also been part of charity endeavors alongside McFly. The band has raised money for causes such as Comic Relief,[23] Children in Need,[24] Live 8, Sport Relief, and Earth Hour. Personal life[edit] Poynter dated Frankie Bridge
Frankie Bridge
(née Sandford) of The Saturdays
The Saturdays
from 2008-2010.[25] His relationship with fellow musician Ellie Goulding was confirmed in February 2014,[26] the couple split in 2016.[27] References[edit]

^ a b "GRO Birth Registration Index". Ancestry.co.uk. Retrieved 25 May 2007.  ^ "McFly". www.facebook.com. Retrieved 2016-06-24.  ^ "Youngest double toppers". Retrieved 2016-06-24.  ^ McFly
McFly
(2013-11-01). McFly: Unsaid Things . . . Our Story. Transworld Publishers. ASIN 0552168548. ISBN 9780552168540. CS1 maint: ASIN uses ISBN (link) ^ "McFly". supercity.mcfly.com. Retrieved 2016-06-24.  ^ Metro.co.uk, Sarah Deen for (2016-05-25). " McFly
McFly
postpone their tour after drummer Harry Judd
Harry Judd
suffers neck injury". Metro. Retrieved 2016-06-24.  ^ " McFly
McFly
- Silence Is A Scary Sound Lyrics MetroLyrics". www.metrolyrics.com. Retrieved 2016-06-24.  ^ "5 Seconds of Summer's Influences: 10 Acts That Shaped Their Sound". Retrieved 2016-06-24.  ^ NME.COM. "Blink-182's Mark Hoppus
Mark Hoppus
writes 'cool songs' with McBusted NME.COM". NME.COM. Retrieved 2016-06-24.  ^ Eustace, Christopher (2014-07-07). " McBusted
McBusted
bring the fun at British Summer Time Festival". Metro. Retrieved 2016-06-24.  ^ " Dougie Poynter
Dougie Poynter
Made His Catwalk Modelling Debut And It Was Awesome". The Huffington Post. 2016-01-11. Retrieved 2016-06-24.  ^ "Dougie Poynter". FAULT Magazine. Retrieved 2016-06-24.  ^ At Full Tilt: Another Vogue India
Vogue India
fashion film, retrieved 2016-06-24  ^ "INTERVIEW: DOUGIE POYNTER - NOTION Magazine". 18 August 2015. Archived from the original on 10 August 2016. Retrieved 24 June 2016.  ^ "Adon Exclusive Film: Dougie Poynter
Dougie Poynter
by Joseph Sinclair". Retrieved 2016-06-24.  ^ Branch, Kate. " Ellie Goulding
Ellie Goulding
Opens Up About Being a Musician and What It's Like to Date One". Retrieved 2016-06-24.  ^ "McFly: 'Reading to children is far more nerve-wracking than performing to thousands'". Retrieved 2016-06-24.  ^ Metro.co.uk, Seamus Duff for (2013-07-22). "Which pop star is reading a new children's book?". Metro. Retrieved 2016-06-24.  ^ "King of the Jungle Dougie Poynter
Dougie Poynter
launches WWF gorilla adoption". www.wwf.org.uk. Retrieved 2016-06-24.  ^ WWFunitedkingdom (2012-10-16), King of the Jungle Dougie Poynter goes wild for apes with WWF, retrieved 2016-06-24  ^ "Why We Must Stop Using Microbeads". 2016-06-29. Retrieved 2016-06-29.  ^ " Dougie Poynter
Dougie Poynter
on Twitter". Retrieved 2016-06-24.  ^ " McFly
McFly
give a lesson in Comic Relief". BBC. 2007-02-13. Retrieved 2016-06-24.  ^ BBC Children in Need
Children in Need
(2013-11-15), Children in Poverty presented by McFly, retrieved 2016-06-24  ^ "Frankie Sandford and Dougie Poynter
Dougie Poynter
Relationship Timeline". 2011-03-08. Retrieved 2016-06-24.  ^ Hodgson, Claire (2014-05-21). " Dougie Poynter
Dougie Poynter
confirms Ellie Goulding romance in McBusted
McBusted
documentary with Fearne Cotton". Retrieved 2016-06-24.  ^ " Ellie Goulding
Ellie Goulding
reveals she has broken up with Dougie Poynter again". Retrieved 2016-06-24. 

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Preceded by Stacey Solomon I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! Winner 2011 Succeeded by Charlie Brooks

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McFly

Tom Fletcher Danny Jones Harry Judd Dougie Poynter

Studio albums

Room on the 3rd Floor Wonderland Motion in the Ocean Radio:Active Above the Noise

Compilation albums

All the Greatest Hits The Greatest Bits: B-Sides & Rarities Memory Lane: The Best of McFly

Other albums

Just My Luck Radio:Active – Live at Wembley

Video albums

The Wonderland Tour 2005 Motion in the Ocean
Motion in the Ocean
Tour All the Greatest Hits
All the Greatest Hits
(The DVD) Radio:Active – Live at Wembley Behind the Noise

Singles

"5 Colours in Her Hair" "Obviously" "That Girl" "Room on the 3rd Floor" "All About You/You've Got a Friend" "I'll Be OK" "I Wanna Hold You" "Ultraviolet/The Ballad of Paul K" "Please, Please" "Star Girl" "Sorry's Not Good Enough/Friday Night" "Baby's Coming Back/Transylvania" "The Heart Never Lies" "One for the Radio" "Lies" "Do Ya/Stay with Me" "Falling in Love" "Party Girl" "Shine a Light" "That's the Truth" "Love Is Easy" "Love Is on the Radio"

Films

Just My Luck Nowhere Left to Run

Tours

The Wonderland Tour (2005) Motion in the Ocean
Motion in the Ocean
Tour (2006) The Greatest Hits Tour (2007) Radio:Active Tour (2008) Above The Noise Tour
Above The Noise Tour
(2011) The Keep Calm & Play Louder Tour (2012) McBusted
McBusted
Tour (2014)

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