Dougie Lee Poynter (born November 30, 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.
Poynter was born November 30, 1987, Corringham, Essex, England. He has one sister.
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 (vocals/guitar), Danny Jones (guitar/vocals), and Harry Judd (drums).
McFly's first album, Room on the 3rd Floor, hit number one in the UK Albums Chart and would earn 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. That year, McFly supported 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 in 2006. A Greatest Hits compilation was released in 2007 followed by two more studio albums: Radio: Active (2008) and 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.
Poynter dated Frankie Bridge (née Sandford) of The Saturdays from 2008-2010. His relationship with fellow musician Ellie Goulding was confirmed in February 2014, the couple split in 2016.
- Dougie wrote "I Would" and "Don't Forget Where You Belong" along with Danny Jones and Tom Fletcher, who are also in McFly.
- Dougie and Tom have published a children's book together in October 2012 named "The Dinosaur That Pooped Christmas".
- "I Would" — writer
- "Don't Forget Where You Belong" — writer