Frankie Sandford checked in with her Twitter followers (@FrankieTheSats) moments ago, revealing that she is the second member of The Saturdays currently pregnant. Bandmate Rochelle Humes and husband Marvin Humes of JLS are expecting their first child soon, Una Healy and Ben Foden have a 1-year-old girl named Aoife, and now Frankie and fiance Wayne Bridge will soon be parents too. The 24-year-old writes:
Some big news from me today! Wayne and I are having a baby. We are both SO happy and can’t wait for his or hers arrival!
Frankie’s bandmates chimed in on the welcome news, tweeting:
Una Healy (@UnaTheSats): So happy and excited for our @FrankieTheSats and Wayne’s baby news!! X
Rochelle Humes (@RochelleTheSats): Big congratulations to @FrankieTheSats and Wayney. He did so well :-) and the ring is to die for in the flesh. Welcome to the wifey club xxx
Mollie King (?@MollieTheSats): Soooo unbelievably excited for @FrankieTheSats and Wayney! Bring on the baba! Sats Juniors is really coming together xxx
Though Frankie Sandford lost out on the chance to replace Cheryl Cole on the UK version of ‘The X Factor’ to N-Dubz star Tulisa Contostavlos, a source tells Daily Star Sunday The Saturdays’ star is up to replace Konnie Huq as the host of the spin-off ITV2 show ‘The Xtra Factor’. “TV chiefs were impressed with Frankie. But they don’t feel she has enough experience or personality to be a judge,” the insider said. “They can tell she has star quality but they are concerned she’s not ready to replace Cheryl on the show. So she’s now being lined up to present ‘The Xtra Factor’ instead.”
A source close to Dougie Poynter spoke with The Mirror about the McFly bassist deciding to check into a rehab facility ahead of the band’s Above The Noise UK tour, which begins in a few weeks. “Dougie was absolutely heartbroken when Frankie dumped him,” the source said, referring to The Saturdays’ singer Frankie Sandford. “He saw himself getting married and having kids and being with her for life. And he was just crushed. It got to the point where he was struggling to get through the day so he decided to seek help at the Priory clinic. He’s been in there working hard on getting his head straight.”
Though Frankie Sandford was linked to Ashley Cole during his marriage to Girls Aloud star Cheryl, causing an angry denial from The Saturdays’ star, Frankie is again being linked to the Chelsea defender. “She was flicking her hair constantly and being hugely flirty but it was wasted on Ash,” a source who witnessed the behavior at London’s Chinawhite told The Mirror. “He spent most of the night texting on his phone. Eventually Frankie snapped and tried to grab the phone off him before starting to kiss his neck. He just looked slightly bemused and shoved her off to continue his frantic texting.”
Frankie Sandford tells Metro she and boyfriend Dougie Poynter of McFly don’t have arguments when it comes to watching what is on television. “I wouldn’t say Dougie and I ever argue about what to watch because we watch what I want to, and that’s that,” the 21-year-old said.
Frankie reinforced the idea that she wears the pants in the relationship by explaining who does the clean-up at the London home they share. “He’s more of a woman than I am,” Sandford said. “I am really messy and leave my stuff everywhere and he is always tidying up after me.”
The Sun caught the ire of Frankie Sandford for claiming she was sneaking out for dinners with Cheryl Cole’s estranged husband Ashley, but now the British tabloid says The Saturdays singer is staying single after her split with Dougie Poynter. “For me it’s all about girls’ nights out with no boys around,” Frankie is quoted as saying. “I’m not interested in men right now. I’d prefer to wait until the right guy comes along rather than start dating someone just for the sake of it.”
Frankie Sandford spoke with Dean Piper at the Lee Jeans launch party the other night, where The Saturdays star said reports linking her to Aston Merrygold of JLS, and Calum Best for that matter, were untrue.
“It’s inevitable that Aston and me do get pictured together because Rochelle is dating Marvin from JLS,” Frankie told Mirror.co.uk. “It’s already happened with all this stuff about us dating – it’s false. It’s crap. And the stuff about me and Calum Best was crap too. Calum literally sent me a Tweet and that’s where that story came from. He’s a nice guy but I’m not going there… I’m not stupid! I’m just friends with Aston – he’s a nice guy. It can be really annoying if you’re falsely linked to other people.”
Cheryl Cole’s estranged husband Ashley has been enjoying the company of another girl group star, Frankie Sandford of The Saturdays, at least according to The Sun. Frankie had already been catching the abuse of McFly fans after her split with Dougie Poynter, and if this news has any merit, look for the backlash to grow. “Frankie and Ashley have met on a number of occasions over the last few weeks,” a source told the British tabloid. “They enjoy staying in watching films and eating takeaway Nandos. Ashley has found a good pal in Frankie, he really enjoys her company. She is fond of him as well.”
The tipster added, “Both are keen to keep the relationship under wraps. Frankie worries she could be portrayed as a scarlet woman if news of their friendship leaked.”
So far on Twitter, messages to Frankie have come in from followers who either don’t believe the news or are hoping she’ll deny it.
Update: Frankie (and Cheryl’s) PR just had this to say on Twitter:
The story about Frankie in The Sun today is not true. She has never met him. We cannot say anymore as we are taking legal action.
Update II: Frankie says on her Twitter:
Really upset and angry by the story in The Sun. Can’t believe they can just print something that’s not true. I’ve never even met the man
Frankie Sandford of The Saturdays is reacting to a video fans made to express their love for the pop singer after she caught abuse following her breakup with McFly’s Dougie Poynter.
“I just want to say a massive thank you for the video,” Sandford said. “I watched it this morning and it’s amazing. I can’t believe how much effort you’ve all gone through and it’s nice to see all your faces. It’s just really really sweet and you’ve really made me smile and I actually nearly cried. So thank you so much and keep up the good work and I’ll be back soon I promise.”
Frankie added that she doesn’t fake tan but caught some rays on vacation, while her bandmate Vanessa White also said she’s not into the spray on tan.
Frankie’s message has since been removed, but the YouTube video that sparked Frankie’s reaction can be seen below.
Just weeks after news broke Frankie Sandford broke up with Dougie Poynter of McFly, The Saturdays’ star is reportedly arranged to go out on a date with JLS singer Aston Merrygold. “Work commitments tore Frankie and Dougie apart. Aston has been so sweet by offering her support,” a friend told The Mirror. “She’s now looking for love. She wants to get back out there and find her Mr Right.”