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Dougie Poynter has secret acting lessons

Dougie Poynter has secret acting lessons

Dougie Poynter has been having secret acting lessons.

The McBusted star, 27, has had his sights set on theatre for a "long time" and has now finally plucked up the courage to venture away from his career in music after his girlfriend Ellie Goulding, 28, persuaded him to chase his dreams.

A source told The Sun newspaper: "Acting is something Dougie has considered for a long time. He has taken lessons to grasp the basics after Ellie told him to go for it."

And it seems it won't be long before the handsome singer has a few roles under his belt as a number of big-name agents have already expressed their interest in his talent.

The insider added: "There's a big interest from agents as they think he can make a credible actor. He knows a career in music isn't something that'll last for ever."

News Dougie is determined to carve out a career in the tough acting business comes just a day after it was announced Busted, who joined with his group McFly last year to create supergroup McBusted, were set to reform.

The source said: "McBusted have their DVD coming out then they'll take a break and the boys will go back to being McFly at some point next year."

However, his 'Love is Easy' hitmaker bandmates Tom Fletcher and Harry Judd are busy starting a family with their significant others so Dougie sees it as the perfect opportunity to try his hand at other things during their break.

The source added: "Tom and Harry's focus right now is on having babies so Dougie wants to make the most of the break."