FRANKIE Sandford made her Saturdays comeback on the first night of the girls’ UK tour yesterday, with boyfriend Wayne Bridge (right) sending her flowers.
Frankie, 22, who has been battling a mystery illness, joined yummy mummy-to-be Una Healey on stage for a sexy Santa-themed evening in Bournemouth.
Flaunting their risque take on Father Christmas, the quintet were on fine form, working through their hits with a particularly energetic performance of Ego.
But ex-boyfriend Dougie Poynter nearly spoiled her triumphant return when he lifted the lid on how their traumatic break-up had hit him really hard.
While in the jungle, the McFly and I’m A Celebrity star, 24, told TOWIE’s Mark Wright he had been hitting the bottle when he and Frankie were together. He said he loved drinking “just a bit too much” and felt like an “empty shell” before booking himself in for treatment.
Dougie added: “I felt sad all the time for, like, years of my life if I really think about it. I loved being by myself and getting battered.”
And Dougie admitted his problems got even worse when he split with Frankie after two years together.
He said: “That’s when it escalated. I wasn’t comfortable in my own skin any more. So I went and saw this bloke and he sent me off to rehab.
“It was hard. It was really hard, in fact. But it was also one of the best things I ever did.”