The One Show, McFly, Alex Jones and Dougie

The One Show: Viewers laugh as McFly rocker Dougie Poynter ‘hangs up’

He was off 'without hesitation'

The One Show viewers were in stitches last night when Dougie Poynter from McFly appeared to hang up on his fellow band members and the show’s hosts.

The pop rockers were on the programme on Thursday (July 30) evening, with Danny Jones joining presenters Alex Jones and Michael Ball in the studio, and Tom Fletcher, Harry Judd and Dougie joining the chat via video link.

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On The One Show, the members of McFly chatted about their new single (Credit: BBC)

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At the end of the interview, Alex thanked them for coming on.

“Special thank you to Danny, because you’ve been with us in the studio,” she said. “But thanks to all of you guys. And great to see that you’ve got the new single out.”

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Tom told them: “Thank you for having us!”

Michael then started introducing the next segment: “Cheers guys. After a grey start, the sun has been shining today apart from in Scotland, where it’s been raining…”

But behind them on the screen, Dougie had logged off before the others. His square showed a black screen with a dinosaur icon.

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Viewers were in hysterics when Dougie seemed to ‘hang up’ on the programme (Credit: BBC)

Dougie had ‘somewhere to be’

Harry Judd and Tom Fletcher, who were still on, joked around in the background by looking confused and pointing at Dougie’s blank screen, before the studio TV switched to The One Show logo.

Those watching at home noticed it too and found it hilarious. Viewers joked that Dougie seemed to have “somewhere to be” and logged “without hesitation”.

There was no hesitation.

One asked on Twitter: “Did @DougiePoynter just hang up on @BBCTheOneShow?! @mcflymusic @TomFletcher @itsDannyJones @mcflyharry #TheOneShow.”

Another tweeted, alongside a string of laughing-crying emojis: “@mcflyharry and @TomFletcher when @DougiePoynter turned his webcam off #TheOneShow #McFly.”

A third quipped: “Got somewhere to be, yeah?! @DougiePoynter #TheOneShow.”

Someone else agreed: “There was no hesitation was there.”

Band ‘issues’

Earlier in the show, producers played a clip of McFly’s new single, Happiness. And afterwards, the band mates talked about going to group therapy to sort out “issues” ahead of their reunion.

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Harry told Alex and Michael: “There were issues, there were. But even at the beginning of that session. We only ever had one session. But I remember Dougie started talking first and he opened up – in that first 20 seconds of talking – more than he ever had in front of just the four of us.

“So it was just a space… we’ve been through so much together. We’ve been a band for 17 years. And it was just a neutral environment for us to be able to speak ourselves.”

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