McFly's new album 'delayed' while Tom Fletcher competes on Strictly Come Dancing

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McFly are waiting for Tom Fletcher to finish his stint on Strictly Come Dancing before they can complete their new album.

Drummer Harry Judd revealed in an interview with The Sun that the group are waiting for Tom to find time to lay down his vocals but he's so consumed by dancing rehearsals with his Strictly partner Amy Dowden that he hasn't been able to get in the studio, so his bandmates Dougie Poynter and Danny Jones have been picking up the slack.

"It's me, Danny and Dougie in the studio, and now just Danny and Dougie because I've been with the baby," Harry shared. "The progress has been great. We just need to get a load of Tom's vocals down, then it's finished.

"We finished the drums before we toured and I re-did one song after the tour. Dougie's finished all of his bass and he's been doing loads of vocals because Tom's not been there and we've just wanted to get the melodies recorded and down. Danny's done all of his vocals and stuff."

Harry, who welcomed his third child in October, insisted that the group are behind Tom and Amy all the way.

"At first, it was a bit stressful because I was like, 'I really hope he does well'. But now I'm enjoying it more. He's clearly got the ability. It is stressful though, I feel for him. It's intense. He is doing great," he said. "The competition is so tough. I wouldn't want to be going up against those lot.

"Tom's finding it difficult, like we all do, with moments where you're like, 'That's not possible. How am I supposed to learn that in five days?'"

Harry won Strictly back in 2011.

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