Filed Under: Alex Bourne, Amelie, Magazine, News, Next - Petite, Official, Rachel Stevens, S Club 7 News, Strictly Come Dancing
Rachel had a very lengthy interview with Daily Mail, In the interview Rachel seemingly takes a look back at her career and hits on different subjects including being in S Club and hating her time in the band, Her bitter relationship with her father, Strictly Come Dancing, and the meeting regarding the S Club reunion.
There are few times when Rachel Stevens’ new life as a mother, and her old one as a sex symbol and No 1 pop star, collide. But when they do it’s almost always at children’s parties. Reach, the S Club 7 song Rachel and her six bandmates had a hit with in 2000, may be more than a decade old but its catchy beat still makes it a firm favourite when it comes to toddler discos. ’Whenever it comes on everyone looks at me to see how I’ll react,’ she smiles. ‘I think it’s brilliant that people are still playing our music. But all that stuff feels like a lifetime ago. So much has changed.’
S Club 7 split up ten years ago and Rachel, as the band’s most famous face and resident FHM poster girl, went on to have a successful solo career and even acted in a couple of films. But then record sales fell and it went a bit quiet. Next came Strictly Come Dancing in 2008 (Rachel came second behind actor Tom Chambers). But then, just as she had our attention again, she vanished. That was thanks to Amelie, her two-year-old daughter with property developer husband Alex Bourne. Rachel, 35, has enjoyed a quiet couple of years being a mother, but now she’s ready to get back to work.
‘Being in a band gave me a strong work ethic and I’ve always been very driven,’ she says. ‘I’ve loved spending time with Amelie but I knew I needed to do something else. If she worried about being forgotten she needn’t have. She’s just become the face of Next’s Petites range, for women 5ft 3in and under, while from now until September you’ll see her face all over bottles of Belu water. Proceeds will go to WaterAid – she’s an ambassador for the charity – and on a recent trip to Ethiopia in that capacity she says she met a single mother of eight who had to walk miles to get a bucket of dirty water, which certainly made Rachel appreciate her life a little more.
Since being ‘spotted’ in the canteen at Sony Records (at the time she was dreaming of becoming a fashion buyer and was only there to have lunch with her brother), and signed up to the band by Spice Girls Svengali Simon Fuller before he’d even heard her sing, Rachel has always happily admitted that, although she’s ambitious, there’s never been a plan. She’d quite like to try her hand at more acting (the S Club 7 singers also starred in their own faux reality show, a kind of modern-day version of The Monkees) and she’s even been discussing – feel free to squeal or shriek depending on your taste – an S Club reunion.
‘We met at Tina Barrett’s flat and it was like we’d never been apart,’ she says. ‘It was really chilled. We talked about getting back together and although we all have our own stuff going on right now, if the right thing came up it could be fun.’ Read More…
Filed Under: Alex Bourne, Photo Update, Rachel Stevens
Earlier today, Rachel along side her husband (No Amelie In sight…) was spotted in Primrose Hill. She stopped and chatted with a friend for a minute. These are our first Rachel candids of 2013 – I’ve added x7 HQ pictures, click the picture above to proceed to our gallery.
Filed Under: Multimedia Update, S Club 7 News
Ten years ago today (April 21) S Club announced on their “S Club United” tour, that they were splitting up. The band went on to release “Say Goodbye / Love Ain’t Gonna Wait For You”, as well as their Greatest Hits album “BeSt – The Greatest Hits of S Club 7″. News of a reunion have been spreading like wild fire, One can only hope!
This was a very sad day for me, as i was only 13 at the time, but, to this day S Club remain a large part of my life. You can get a rough idea of all the S Club merchandise i own by this chronological list. (Please note, it is not complete).
I never knew people i have never met, could mean so very much for me, It may be been the end of a wonderful era, but it was also the reason we got amazing songs such as “Negotiate With Love”, “Sweet Dreams My L.A. Ex” as well as unreleased gems like “Nothing In Common” from Rachel.
Everybody breakout your “BeSt” albums and have a good cry! Be sure to watch your favorite music videos, as well as this Greatest Hits performance the band performed on CD:UK, back in 2003!
Filed Under: Multimedia Update, S Club 7 News
I’m not to sure why we haven’t caught this sooner, But, on the “Take Me Home” tour, the international heart throbs, One Direction, show a younger generation some S Club love. They sing a small snippet of “Bring It All Back” and “Fresh Prince of Bel Air”, It’s apart of “Songs They Sing In The Shower”.
If you watch the video above, you can hear that the boys actually mudder through a couple of the lines in the song, at one point Zayn even looks as if he shrugs it off, and stops singing completely.
Filed Under: Magazine, Multimedia Update, Photo Update, Rachel Stevens, S Club 7 News
I’ve found some old/rare scans of Rachel dating back to her S Club days, It’s a real blast from the past with some pictures, and articles i’ve never seen before.
Click the link above to proceed to our gallery! Remember you saw them here first!!
Filed Under: Rachel Junkie
I’d like to take this opportunity to take a moment to wish our queen, The reason this site exists a very HAPPY 35th Birthday!
Take a moment to see who won our Lookalike Contest as well as check out Rachel’s Birthday Messages!! In addition to the wishing Rachel a Happy Birthday on twitter, send her the link! I’m sure she’d love to see it!!
Filed Under: Rumors, S Club 7 News
“The Big Reunion” show that airs on ITV2 just wrapped it’s first season, and bands are currently in talks for a second.
S Club 7 are rumored to be at the top of the list to reform for the second season. This year marks the 10 year anniversary since S Club called it quits, None of the members have successfully achieved the success of the band despite trys by lead singer Jo O’Meara, Rachel Stevens, Bradley McIntosh (with Upperstreet) and Tina Barrett.
Early last week, former member and Sweet Dreams My L.A. Ex Singer Rachel Stevens says that the band have been in talks, and the first member to leave Paul Cattermole, Whom is currently a member of S Club 3 said ““If the others wanted to do it, I say yes. We are all in touch – so it would depend on everyone’s work schedules.”.
Through-out their 4 years career, the band achieved 13 UK-Top 10 singles, 4 Top-10 UK albums, (The bands last effort ‘Seeing Double’ secured a Top 20 position), and 4 television shows shown in 120 different countries around the world!
Filed Under: News, Rachel Stevens
Made in Chelsea and Whisky Mist VIP host Ollie Locke recently released his autobiography Laid in Chelsea: My Life Uncovered, Where he wanted to be as honest as possible with stories of his life!
He mentions some star crush’s, including Denise Van Outen. He explains his first celebrity encounter as being Rachel from S Club 7. “She was so hot! I met her twice when I was younger and made a fool of myself. She hasn’t changed very much, has she really? I think she still looks fairly amazing,”.
Ollie’s book ‘Laid in Chelsea’ was released March 28th, and can be ordered from Play.Co.Uk