It was bad timing just before Christmas too.'I didn't fit in with The Saturdays and JLS crowd and party scene anyway.'A source told the News Of The World that Dougie had gone into rehab as he was 'struggling to get through the day.' The friend said: 'He's been in there working hard on getting his head straight.

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That year, Mc Fly would support Busted on tour before going on to headline a personal tour in September 2004.

The band's second studio album, Wonderland, was released in 2005 followed by Motion in the Ocean in 2006.

Poynter is credited as a lead writer and cowriter on many of Mc Fly's tracks.

He served as the lead writer for Mc Fly's seventh number-one hit single 2007's "Transylvania." He also wrote an unrecorded track called "Silence Is a Scary Sound." and One Direction (for the track "I Would" from the album Take Me Home and for the track "Don’t Forget Where You Belong" from the album Midnight Memories, respectively).

Talking in January about their recent split, Dougie said: 'Of course I was gutted about the break-up.

It was totally unexpected and I really thought things were going well between us.

Mc Fly have confirmed that bassist Dougie Poynter has been in the Priory for the last four weeks as he struggles to get over this split with The Saturday's Frankie Sandford.

Dougie, 23, is said to have been left devastated after he was dumped by Frankie, 22, in November just as they were in the process of buying a new house together and moving from the North London flat they shared. She and Wayne were first seen together in the New Year, but talking last week, the singer said she 'couldn't remember' when they got together. magazine last week, Frankie said: 'To be honest, I'm really not sure how long we've been together, it's all been such a whirlwind...'It only rubbed salt into poor Dougie's wounds to see his former sweetheart move on so quickly.

The Mc Fly bassist announced via : "I just wanted you all to hear from me, me and Francesca have broken up.