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Bruce Forsyth: ‘He hit me’ Dougie Poynter reflects on surprising moment with Strictly host

Dougie Poynter, 31, spoke out a couple of weird interplay with the late Sir Bruce Forsyth, who scolded him stay on Strictly Come Dancing. The TV persona, who handed away in 2017, co-presented the programme with Tess Daly, 50, from 2004 to 2013. The McFly star encountered Bruce when he rushed onto the stage of the BBC present alongside fellow band members Tom Fletcher, 34, and Danny Jones, 33, to have a good time after the pop group’s drummer Harry Judd, 33, was introduced because the 2011 winner. As Harry embraced his skilled dance accomplice Aliona Vilani, 35, the sudden presence of the musicians appeared to annoy the host, who proceeded to hit Dougie with his cue playing cards. 

Speaking solely concerning the moment to Express.co.uk, Dougie defined the legendary entertainer appeared confused when the band interrupted proceedings.

He recalled: “Didn’t he hit one among us with an envelope? I feel he hit me, I don’t assume he fairly understood what was going on.”

Fortunately, the 5 Colours in her Hair hitmaker revealed he appears to be like again on the moment fondly and defined it was “pretty funny”. 

Dougie added: “It was fairly humorous. The factor is if you watch it again that turns into your reminiscence of it.

“I’ve seen the clip however I can’t actually bear in mind what occurred.”

In spite of his pal Harry’s success on Strictly, Dougie went on to confess he is under no circumstances tempted to participate within the dance competitors himself. 

When quizzed about whether or not he would seem on the present, the bassist replied: “God no, I can barely stand up and talk at the same time let alone dance.”

Dougie is at the moment focusing on selling environmental causes with his new e-book Plastic Sucks!.

The singer defined he is hoping to create the “least daunting approach” to the problem for a youthful viewers.

He mentioned: “It’s an introduction to environmentalism however focusing on plastic for teenagers and it’s very optimistic. 

“I don’t use scare ways or something like that and I wished to make it as enjoyable and provoking as potential.”

Dougie added: “I’m not a scientist or something like that so I’ve gathered data and issues I’ve learnt alongside the best way. I’ve interviewed individuals from all walks of life from politicians, to people who find themselves in lion conservation and a few youngsters who’ve invented options to plastic bottles.

“Hopefully it’s the least daunting method to it.”

Sharing his prime tricks to scale back plastic use, Dougie recommended: “I feel begin small. There’s just a few issues for me personally that have been the best like not utilizing something that has microbeads in it. 

“That can generally be laborious as a result of they’re not marketed on the entrance so that you simply must look out for it on the again. It’s very straightforward to change to a different toothpaste and face scrubs, physique washes and bamboo toothbrushes. 

“A number of it’s altering habits, which I do know may be laborious like remembering to take a reusable bag out with you so that you don’t have to make use of a plastic bag.”

Plastic Sucks! By Dougie Poynter is out now, (Macmillan Children’s Books, £9.99).

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