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Ellie Goulding and Dougie Poynter

Pop sensation Ellie Goulding split with McFly bassist Dougie back in March, after the couple’s hectic criss-crossing schedules wreaked havoc with their loving relationship. They’d been together two years, and Ellie once called him ‘The One’. Aw.

The top celebrity break-ups of 2016

2016 has been riddled with high-profile celebrity break-ups, with dozens of apparently rock-solid couples falling by the wayside, with anything from extra-martial affairs to ill-advised Halloween outfits apparently to blame.

Just in case you missed them amid the shock of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie calling time on their ten years together back in September, we’ve rounded up the showbiz couples who called it quits in 2016.