The Saturdays singer Frankie Bridge dated McBusted's Dougie Poynter for over a year

It must’ve been the most awkward weekend in primetime TV. First Cheryl Fernandez-Versini‘s X Factor replacement for two years, Nicole Scherzinger performed on the show.

Then Ellie Goulding and her TWO exes Ed Sheeran and Niall Horan were crammed into the same room to record Band Aid 30 which was aired Sunday before the results were announced. Awkward times for ITV.

Meanwhile over on BBC1, Frankie Bridge and her ex Dougie Poynter found themselves in Blackpool together as his band McBusted performed on Strictly Come Dancing.

The rocker appeared on the celebrity dancing competition to perform Air Guitar while The Saturdays member Frankie, 25, competes with Kevin Clifton for the mirrorball trophy.

Dougie and Frankie dated from October 2009 to November 2010. He was said to be heartbroken when they split. He later admitted he turned to drink and drugs and even tried to kill himself before checking into rehab.

Frankie is now married to footballer Wayne Bridge and they have a one-year-old son named Parker.

Meanwhile, the McBusted musician is currently dating singer Ellie Goulding and the pair have been rumoured to be secretly engaged.

However Frankie’s presence didn’t seem to stop Dougie from being thrilled about the stop on the promotional rounds for their upcoming tour.

He Tweeted on Sunday: ‘McBusted will be dancing the “over excited kid at a wedding” over on Strictly later tonight.’

Frankie recently admitted that she wouldn’t shy away from acknowledging a former flame if she bumped into them.

She revealed that she even stays in touch with people in Dougie’s life at the moment.

‘Yeah, I have exes that if I saw them I’d be like: “Hi,” but it depends. It’s nice to think you could say hello if you bump into them,’ she told OK! magazine. ‘I’m still friends with the girlfriends of McFly like Giovanna Fletcher, which is nice.’

When asked what she thinks of her former boyfriend being with Ellie, she said she was happy for them.

‘I don’t know Ellie, but from the outside looking in, they look perfectly suited and they seem happy, which is nice,’ Frankie added.


Watch Frankie’s Saturday performance below:




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Leah Simpson