Goulding: Poynter is my boyfriend

Congleton Guardian: Ellie Goulding has admitted she is dating Dougie Poynter Ellie Goulding has admitted she is dating Dougie Poynter

Ellie Goulding has admitted for the first time that she is dating Dougie Poynter during an appearance on Alan Carr's Chatty Man chat show.

The Burn singer has been rumoured to be in a relationship with McFly star Dougie for a while, but had never confirmed the romance before.

Asked by comedian Alan what was going on between them, she said: "Er, he's my man friend. Boyfriend traditionally."

She added: "He's a very lovely human being."

On how long they'd been together, she explained: " Well, I don't know. We were sort of friends for quite a long time..." Alan supplied: "... and it just blossomed," to which she said: " Yeah. He is lovely."

However, not all of Alan's guests on the show were so full of love - John Cleese threw two drinks over his host in a mock-disagreement over his fame.

Alan joked that he was unable to take the Tube like Rihanna has done as it would shatter the illusion, which made the Monty Python star question whether anyone had an illusion about him.

The host shouted: "I have got an illusion! Get off my chat show!," leading John to throw a glass of water at him.

Alan then pleaded with him not to throw anything red, but John tipped some Taboo over him and then continued to throw Bombay mix throughout the interview until Alan, losing his rag, poured a bottle of green liquid from his drinks globe over his guest.

He quickly apologised: "Oh, I can't believe I just did that to John Cleese. I'm so sorry...," while John pretended to storm: " What a way to treat a guest."

Chatty Man airs Friday evenings on Channel 4 at 10pm.

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