S Club 7 to reunite?
1990s pop-group S Club 7 could be the next band to reunite according to reports.
The mania for pop-groups reforming doesn’t seem to be dying down. The likes of Take That and All Saints have reunited and more recently cheesy-pop group Steps have reunited for a successful comeback tour and found chart success once more. Now S Club 7 have been tipped to reunite in the New Year.
The Sun reports that the group are in talks with Simon Fuller, who owns the rights to the S Club brand, about reuniting. A source told the tabloid paper ‘S Club have seen what’s happened to Steps and want a piece of it. They’re hoping to make a TV show following their reunion, a tour and the release of an updated Greatest Hits album – just like Steps.”
S Club 7’s original line-up consisted of Jo O’Meara, Tina Barrett, Paul Cattermole, Jon Lee, Bradley McIntosh, Rachel Stevens and Hannah Spearritt. Paul Cattermole departed the group in 2002 at which point they re-branded themselves as S Club. As well as taking the charts by storm and clocking up several top 10 hits they also had their own BBC television series‘; Miami 7, L.A 7 and Hollywood 7. The S Club brand was extended in 2001 with the formation of S Club Juniors, later S Club 8, after a CBBC talent search.
In 2003 the group broke up confirming rumours that had been circulating since Cattermole’s departure. Since the break-up of the group several of the members have remained in the public eye. Jo O’Meara appeared in the controversial 2007 series of Celebrity Big Brother in which she and fellow housemates Danielle Lloyd and the late Jade Goody became embroiled in an international race row after they were accused of bullying the Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty.
Hannah Spearritt turned to acting with her most prominent role being in ITV’s family drama Primeval which has so far clocked up five seasons. Rachel Stevens launched her own solo career releasing two albums between 2003 and 2005. The singer appeared in the 2008 series of Strictly Come Dancing. Jon Lee has appeared in a number of West End productions such as Les Miserables; he officially came out as gay last yea in an interview with the Gay Times magazine.