Burn hitmaker Ellie Goulding has confirmed that she is in a relationship with Dougie Poynter for the first time.

The 27-year-old set the record straight about her love life on Alan Carr: Chatty Man, saying:"Err, he's my man friend. Boyfriend traditionally."

She added: "He's a very lovely human being."

When asked how long they have been dating, Goulding added: "Well I don't know. We were sort of friends for quite a long time."

Goulding has previously dated Skrillex, Jeremy Irvine and Greg James, while Dougie was in a relationship with Frankie Sandford of The Saturdays.