Sunday 20 October 2019

McFly Dougie: Harry had it tougher

Harry Judd and Dougie Poynter from McFly paid tribute to real heroes at the Military Awards
Harry Judd and Dougie Poynter from McFly paid tribute to real heroes at the Military Awards

McFly's Dougie Poynter has admitted bandmate Harry Judd's reality TV victory was much tougher than his own.

Dougie was crowned King of the Jungle in this year's I'm A Celebrity... Get me Out Of Here! while Harry has just won Strictly Come Dancing 2011, but Dougie admitted all he had to do was lounge in a hammock.

Dougie laughed: "Harry dancing was definitely harder.

"That's all I had to do, right at the end I ate a penis but apart from that I chilled in a hammock!"

Harry added: "I think the thing is not just all the training I had to do but I had to go out live in front of millions of people and dance, which is quite a daunting experience. To be fair you did eat some rather dodgy things."

The pair admitted they were both enjoying celebrating their victories as they attended The Sun Military Awards at the Imperial War Museum in central London.

Harry said: "It's feeling good, it's quite strange. Dougie was with me on Saturday night when I won. And we had a little moment and he looked at me and said 'It feels good winning doesn't it?!'

"But it does. We can't quite believe what has happened but we've both had an amazing experience individually and we're quite overwhelmed and humbled really."

Harry and Dougie also paid tribute to some forces' heroes. Harry said: "My best friend's brother has been out in Afghanistan twice. I was at his family's house for Christmas when he was out in Afghanistan. That was quite an emotional time for their family."

The night, dubbed the Millies or Night of Heroes, was also attended by David Beckham with sons Brooklyn and Cruz, plus others including X Factor winners Little Mix and TV presenter Christine Bleakley.

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