Wanna see if Rachel’s still got that ‘thing’? BBC have uploaded a new clip of Rachel practicing for the upcoming Christmas episode of ‘Strictly Come Dancing’.
Rachel looks so cute!
A Facebook page has been created that a new song of Rachel’s is to be included on an upcoming compilation album entitled “Lovechild”. The proceeds from the album were to be donated to the “Love A Child” foundation, more information can be found at their official website.
Other artists included on the compilation album are Jimmy Page, David Soul, William Orbit, Phil Manzanera, Glen Matlock, Curiosity Killed the Cat, Frances Ruffelle, Jarvis Church, Deanne Chico-Bomb and Black Slate. This would be Rachel’s first official take at music since 2005’s “Come And Get It”.
EDIT: After a little further investigation, and e-mails with the most reliable source i can think of, this turns out to not be true! It is possible that they got ahold of an old Rachel song which is technically considered new. Only time will tell!! Stay tuned to RachelStevens.com for all the latest!
Rachel sat down with The Daily Mail to talk about her recent trip to help Wateraid!
It was only a couple of weeks ago that MailOnline was asking where Rachel Stevens had been hiding.
But the petite pop star has secretly been working hard behind the showbiz scenes. Rachel, mother to daughter Amelie, 2, has signed up to be the new face of Next Petites, and as she tells MailOnline, has just returned from an emotional trip to Ethiopia with WaterAid.
The 34-year-old, who is rumoured to be returning to Strictly Come Dancing for the Christmas special, said: ‘It was so funny when I saw the photograph of me on the site at Mariella Frostrups Great Initiative launch because I haven’t been hiding at all.
‘Being a mum to Amelie is a big job in itself and I love it so much. I wanted to be very hands on and be with her as much as possible and I’m so glad I’ve done that. ‘But now she’s just turned two and at nursery, I’m back to work. I’ve been having lots of meetings and photoshoots for my Next clothing range, which is so exciting. ‘And recently WaterAid asked me to be an ambassador and invited me out to Ethiopia to see some of the projects they have been working on.
‘Mariella’s Great Initiative event was all about celebrating women who are fighting for equal rights.’
Rachel’s visit to the Ethiopia was her first undertaking as an ambassador for WaterAid, an international charity that aims to transform lives by improving access to water, hygiene and sanitation. She said: ‘Whilst I was visiting a slum just outside the capital Addis Ababa I met a group of incredibly inspiring women who were fighting for equal rights.
‘I was blown away by what these women were achieving in such harsh circumstances.
‘Walking around the slums you could see how poor the area was. There was smelly open sewers at the side of the road and the people living there had no choice but to drink dirty water which can cause diahorrea – the second biggest killer in Ethiopia causing more deaths than AIDS, Malaria and Measles put together.
Our good friend Saara got her hands on some outtakes from Rachel’s recent shoot at Sera Of London’s, The pictures show Rachel playing “Dress Up”.
Photoshoot by Caroline True for Sera Of London
It would seem as if the Rachel news just keeps pouring in (as it should), but, we’re happy to announce Rachel will once again be on the Strictly Come Dancing Christmas special along side partner Vincent Simone.
Rachel came in second back in 2008, and became a fan favorite prior to giving birth to baby Amelie. Rachel took part in both the 2008 and 2009 Christmas special.
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Remember when Rachel went to a book launch last week? Well, unbeknownst to us Rachel actually took a picture to promote the book and it’s been made available on the books website.
I must say this is the most glamorous i’ve seen Rachel in a VERY long time, it almost looks nothing like her! Hopefully we can get some outtakes from this shoot, She’s so beautiful!
Rachel is involved in yet another amazing charity.
WaterAid is delighted to announce Rachel Stevens as their official ambassador. The former S Club 7 and Strictly Come Dancing star has just returned from a trip to Ethiopia to see WaterAid’s work and will be working with us to raise awareness of global water and sanitation issues.
Rachel travelled to one of the poorest rural areas of Ethiopia and visited work in an urban slum in the capital, Addis Ababa. As part of her trip she visited school, family homes, local businesses and water sources to understand the issues that people face in getting access to safe water and sanitation. She spoke with members of the communities to hear their stories and saw for herself the difference that WaterAid brings to people’s lives.
Rachel said, “It was incredibly humbling to see how people carve out an existence, living in such poverty. I was welcomed so warmly by everyone I met, sharing their experiences and issues, many of them heart breaking, and all of them hopeful for change. Without WaterAid’s help people have no choice but to give their families and children dirty water, fully aware of the risk of illness or even death and sadly, the situation is widespread. Seeing people live in fear like that, looking into their eyes and feeling their despair is something I won’t ever forget.
Seeing the difference that WaterAid makes, transforming lives when there is easy access to safe water and proper toilets, is what made me want to work more closely with them and do more. With their help, families become more vibrant, happy and alive. Children have better health and enjoy their childhood and women can earn their own money, have independence and are valued. Seeing the impact that taking away choice, water and sanitation has on a community and the difference that WaterAid makes, makes me proud to be their ambassador and I will work closely with them to raise awareness of their vital work worldwide and to help fundraise”.
Rachel has an exciting new project up her sleeve.
Rachel Stevens is to become the first celebrity face of the Next ‘Petites’ range. From January 2013, her images will be featured in all 550 stores nationwide and in the UK’s only glossy hardback home shopping publication; the Next Directory. Her beautiful images will also feature on Next online – the biggest fashion e-tailor in Europe, with over 2 million weekly customers. Rachel, 34, epitomizes the smaller customer at just 5ft 1 and a size 6-8.
She said; “Being petite, I’ve always found it tricky to find clothes to fit well. The attention to detail in the cut is very important to ensure that clothes for smaller women are still very tailored. It’s great to be modelling for Next as the Petites range has been designed specifically with this in mind. They have a huge choice in the range, which means that I don’t miss out on the latest fashion because of my size.” Next said: “We are proud of our extensive petites range which is cut to perfect proportions for the smaller frame, and, we all agreed that with her diverse appeal, healthy figure and stunning features, Rachel Stevens would be the ideal choice as the face of Next Petites.”
Petite sizes range from 6-18 to fit heights 4′ 11″ – 5′ 3″ Next has three convenient ways to shop: in store, by phone or online at next.co.uk. Shop by 9pm for next day delivery as standard*.