As well confirming his relationship with Goulding, the bass player also opened up to Cotton about his "life-changing" time in rehab, following his split from The Saturdays star Frankie Sandford in 2011.
Poynter revealed: "You don't even realise how bad it is until you stop.
Mc Fly star Dougie Poynter has finally confirmed one of the worst kept secrets in showbiz, revealing he IS dating UK songstress, Ellie Goulding.
"You don't really think about it, then more time goes along and he went in again.It was clear they were loving each other’s company.’ It’s a good job Dougie’s chosen this time to move on from Ellie because it’s just been reported his ex could be the next Queen of England. He has stated that he didnt enjoy seniour school, due to the fact of not having many friends. Similar to the style during the Wonderland, especaily the " I wanna hold you" video.Just last month, Dougie revealed that he is still close friends with Ellie, despite the pair splitting after 2 years.Ellie Goulding may be snogging Prince Harry, but her ex Dougie Poynter has nabbed himself a relatively high-profile love interest too.The pair strolled hand-in-hand, with Ellie stopping to wrap her arms around Dougie's waist, as they went shopping in the city centre.As well as confirming that he's loved-up with Ellie during the Mc Busted documentary, Dougie also spoke about his past issues with drugs.Perrie Edwards isn’t quite royalty, mind – though Little Mix fans might argue otherwise. The Mc Fly bassist, 28, and girl band star, 22, apparently got close at the recent Glamour Women of The Year Awards – and if this is the real deal it’s been a long time coming.Perrie’s had a thing for Mr Poynter for ages – since before 2008, when he started dating Frankie Bridge (née Sandford) from The Saturdays, truth be told.The Essex-born musician credits his time in rehab for helping him turn his life around, calling the experience "life-changing"."You don't even realise how bad it is until you stop," he said of his drug use.