With Tom Fletcher tweeting: ‘It’s our 7 year anniversary together’ today, we thought we’d celebrate the birthday of everyone’s favourite pop rockers by looking back at our top 5 most popular McFly related stories.
We caught up with the McFly boys in Brussels, where they were recording at the ICP studios, when Danny Jones gave us a little too much information about what happens when boys get massages.
‘Tom got a boner on the massage table.’ he told us, before going on to explain: ‘Girls don’t understand, since they never get this, but it’s really hard not to get a boner while being massaged! Especially by a lady, and she’s touching you, and you’re like, nooo!” Danny grabbed his own manhood at this point before continuing, “Not yet! Stay down!”’
Back in February producer Dallas Austin got us all talking by announcing that Dougie Poynter and his The Saturdays girlfriend Frankie Sandford had split up by letting slip during a Ustream video, asking: ‘Shall I tell them that Dougie is single now?’.
It didn’t take us long to launch into Miss Marple mode and put the pieces of the puzzle together. It was also apparent that Frankie had unfollowed various members of Team McFly on Twitter (the ultimate nail in the end of friendship coffin) and she also tweeted to say she was living back at home. Dallas later announced that Dougie was ‘single & horny’, but luckily the couple got back together not long after and seem much stronger for the break.
We just couldn’t believe our eyes! McFly went off the radar as skinny pop punks and came back as big, buff, tanned men. They had hinted about another naked photo shoot for Attitude magazine, but no one could have prepared us for the cover showing them naked and arm wrestling. Tom posted the cover to Tumblr, calling it: ‘By far the most revealing thing we’ve done!’
Back in November 2009, after spotting Danny Jones out and about with a mystery blonde – and a bit more Miss Marple style research – we came to the conclusion that Danny was dating another Miss England – Georgia Horsley. Danny had previously been dating another Miss England, Laura Coleman. It was weeks later that the tabloids caught on and reported that Danny had traded one Miss England in for another. ‘Laura really cared about Danny and it’s particularly hurtful that he’s run off with Georgia,’ a friend told The Mirror. The couple are still together.
Most either love or hate X Factor twins John and Edward Grimes – well Dougie Poynter clearly isn’t a fan.
Upon finding out that Jedward would be releasing a cover of Blink-182’s All The Small Things, Dougie tweeted: ‘Jedward are releasing Blinks “All The Small Things”. Please help me raise enough money to pay them not too(sic)’. Campaigns were launched to get Blink’s original version to the top of the charts instead of Jedward’s cover – unfortunately neither made it into the top 40, but Blink’s original attempt did make it to number 2 in the UK charts.
Congratulations McFly – here’s to 7 more years.