Ellie Goulding on boyfriend Dougie Poynter: 'He is very lovely'

Published Friday, May 23 2014, 10:55 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
Ellie Goulding has admitted for the first time that she's dating McBusted's Dougie Poynter… but of course, we already knew that as he confirmed it this week!

After months of secrecy and denials, the couple both spoke out about their relationship for the first time in the same week.

Ellie Goulding appears on Alan Carr Chatty Man, episode airing 23 May 2014

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Ellie Goulding appears on Alan Carr Chatty Man, episode airing 23 May 2014

© Channel 4

When quizzed about Dougie on tonight's Alan Carr Chatty Man, Ellie replies: "Errr, he's my man friend… Boyfriend, traditionally."

"He is a very lovely human being," she adds.

'Burn' singer Ellie says that she and Dougie were friends for quite a while before romance blossomed. Aww.

Ellie Goulding and Dougie Poynter spotted holding hands as they arrive back to their hotel after a shopping trip in Manchester
Manchester, United Kingdom

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Ellie and Dougie holding hands earlier this month.

Ellie's confession comes just a couple of days after Dougie also spoke publicly about their romance for the first time in ITV2 documentary Fearne And... McBusted.

When asked if he was in a happy relationship, he replied: "Yeah, all is good in that area as well. I don't know how much I like talking about it, but yeah, all is good. All is very, very good."

As for whether they'd deliberately kept their romance a secret, he said: "I haven't really thought about it too much. It's just a no brainer. It's just normal. It's whatever anyone else is getting up to."

Alan Carr Chatty Man airs tonight at 10pm on Channel 4.

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