Month: February 2023

Rachel Stevens Graces Fabulous Magazine discusses handling parenthood after divorce, new S Club music, and upcoming reunion tour!

Rachel appears in Fabulous Magazine (out 26 February 2023) and discusses her time following the separation from longtime partner Alex Bourne, she discusses navigating parenting to ensure her daughters do not feel like she did growing up (following her parents split as a teenager) and of course her recent S Club reunion!

Check out the pictures from the shoot associated with this interview and read the interview below!

Rachel Stevens Photographed for ‘Fabulous’ by Mark Hayman

Rachel Stevens previously described meeting her husband as being like a scene from a romcom. Following a string of failed relationships, the S Club 7 star had sworn off men and was planning a move to LA. But after bumping into childhood sweetheart Alex Bourne, now 45, in London’s Selfridges store, they rekindled their relationship and tied the knot at Claridge’s in 2009. But in July last year, after more than 12 years of marriage, the pair – who have two daughters, Amelie, 12, and Minnie, eight – announced they had split.

Speaking for the first time about their break-up, Rachel, 44, says: “It’s very hard to articulate the feelings, because there are so many. It’s been really painful, really sad. It’s been the biggest decision to make in our lives, obviously, with our kids.” Rachel and Alex’s biggest concern has been protecting their children from the fallout. Rachel’s own parents, Michael and Linda, split when she was 17 and it had a monumental impact on her life, leaving her feeling lost for many years.

“I worried about the girls having the experience I had,” she admits. “We’ve had some amazing advice on how to speak to them. They know how much we love them and we are not going anywhere. “Our split is very amicable and that’s really helping. It’s only the last two weeks that we’ve not been living together. That was definitely difficult. We’re doing it with love and respect, but it’s a process. “It’s taken a lot of navigating. We are going to mess up and make mistakes. But we are acknowledging that to them, and I feel so lucky.” She credits a therapist, who she started seeing twice a week after her own parents split, for guiding her through the break-up .

“I’m so grateful for having therapy,” Rachel admits. “Having that outlet to talk to someone with no judgement or emotional attachment. She just gets it. I think it’s so important for all of us to feel seen, heard and understood. “Through my therapy, I’ve learned how to parent better. I want to be the best mum I can be. And I say to the girls: ‘I’ve made a mistake.’ It’s important for them to see that we’re not perfect – that parents are human.” She says communication has been key to getting the family through the break-up. “When my parents divorced, I didn’t know what was going on. As parents, you will do anything to protect your children, but you are actually not protecting them by keeping them in the dark. You need to be honest with them.

“We need to respect that they are emotionally smart. Otherwise, they make things up in their own mind and that’s more damaging. It’s a balance and you have to park your stuff and focus on them. “It’s been very planned how we’ve told them that we were separating. But you can’t always get everything right. It’s just not possible.” Starting again as a single mum after more than a decade, Rachel is trying to embrace new beginnings. She recently moved out of the family’s north London home into a new place with her daughters, admitting that she had been “drowning in boxes” and a “mix of emotions”. “Moving house has been stressful, but it’s really exciting. Choosing interiors and decorating – I love that. “It’s my place with the girls. That feels empowering. We’re creating a home, which is wonderful, but there are so many feelings around it. Mainly good, but also scary,” she says.

Throughout the ’90s and ’00s, posters of Rachel adorned the walls of teenage boys across the country, with even Declan Donnelly joking on SMTV Live how much he fancied her. She frequently graced the covers of lads’ magazines and appeared in FHM’s 100 Sexiest Women list a whopping 11 times – even being voted “sexiest woman of all time” in 2014. And she admits men have wasted no time in asking her out now she’s single again. “Yeah, there’s been a few [offers to take her out],” she giggles. “But no, I’m not ready to start dating. I’ve got enough going on for now. But I love love. I’m the soppiest person. We should be happy to be in love and deserve all the great things in life.” As well as adjusting to single life, Rachel is set to be rather busy career-wise.

Not only will she be performing solo at Mighty Hoopla festival in June, but earlier this month it was announced she would be reuniting with her S Club 7 band mates – Jon Lee, Hannah Spearritt, Jo O’Meara, Paul Cattermole, Bradley McIntosh and Tina Barrett – for an 11-date tour across the UK and Ireland this October, to celebrate the band’s 25th anniversary. She explains: “Simon [Fuller, the music mogul behind the Spice Girls, who put the band together] got back in touch with us. It was 1,000,000% yes, absolutely, from me. It’s crazy how quickly that time has gone. Our music stands the test of time. People need fun and nostalgia more than ever. “And we just want to ‘bring it all back’ [laughs] – no pun intended. We want to bring that joy back and get back out there. “We’ve kept in touch on and off through social media or WhatsApp. Everyone’s just kind of gone their separate ways. But when we’re back in a room together, there’s so much love. We’re like a family.”

S Club 7 had phenomenal success. They sold more than 10 million records between 1999 and 2003, embarked on three arena tours, won two BRIT Awards, starred in numerous BBC TV series and even a feature-length film, Seeing Double. “There are already discussions to get the shows on streaming services, as well as the possibility of recording new material after the tour. “I’m so proud of what we achieved with the music, and for my kids to be able to see it as well,” Rachel says. “Last time we did a tour, my eldest was three.

“At the minute, I’m just Mummy. I sing on the way to school and they’re like: ‘Mum, stop, you’re making me cringe.’ But they are proud, too. If our songs come on the radio, they love it, so now this is a chance for them to really be a part of it. “Between the seven of us, we have seven kids, and it’s the same ratio of three boys and four girls. We have this little mini-me ready-made S Club 7 ready to go. It’s S Club Junior Juniors!” A mini version of the band could actually be a reality, as both Rachel’s girls are keen to follow in her footsteps. “They are TikTok mad. Amelie has just done a year in Les Misérables and now she’s a first year at drama school. It was hard, as she got offered the part before lockdown.

“There was this massive excitement, getting the part after all these auditions, finally getting in front of Cameron Mackintosh, and then this massive disappointment when it all closed.”But it was an incredible learning curve and she had no idea if she would still get it when it opened up. She had to do the whole process again and got the part. “There is no question about what she’s going to do. She’s sung ever since she was little. It’s not me, she’s driven by herself, but I am supporting her. It’s so ingrained in her, this raw talent. “I can’t get her to do her homework, but if you give her a script or a song, she’s so passionate about it. She just loves singing and performing. She’s a natural. Then my little one wants to be an actress, but she’s still finding her way.”

As well as the thrill of performing again, Rachel is most excited to see the band’s costumes, though some of the ’90s relics will not be making a reappearance. “I don’t have any of the outfits from that time. It’s probably a good thing. Like hankybandanas or a crop top tied with a string – we probably need to leave them where they were. Although, ’90s fashion is back and kinda cool now.” While Rachel went on to record two solo albums, as well as competing on Strictly Come Dancing, Dancing On Ice and releasing clothing collections with Oasis, some of her band mates have not fared so well.

It was revealed in The Sun that Hannah and her long-term partner, Adam Thomas, 42, had spent Christmas living in a friend’s office with their two daughters after losing their home. “It’s horrible knowing someone’s going through a tough time,” Rachel says. “I think we’ve all faced challenges, especially through the last few years. Life is full of ups and downs. And you know we’re all there for her. We’ll be able to support each other.” Part of S Club 7’s appeal was that there were seven personalities and fans could all identify with one. Rachel was often dubbed “the hot one”, but despite her undeniable beauty, she struggled with her appearance.

“I put such a pressure on myself to feel perfect and be in control,” she says. “I wanted to be perfect in everything. It was very much about appearance. I grew up feeling like everything was outside-in. I struggled with that and I went into S Club feeling very guarded. “It was at a time when my parents were divorcing and we moved house and I had no sort of grounding. I was so lost. “Everything I had known had gone. I didn’t know who I was. Then this amazing thing happened at 19. I was still quite young. It was incredible, but I ended up becoming this person who I thought I kind of have to be.” In fact, she put up a persona of “Rachel from S Club” and lost the real Rachel Stevens in the process. It’s taken years of therapy to find herself again.

Despite it being 25 years since the band’s formation, Rachel looks almost exactly the same. But she admits she is nervous about putting herself back in the public eye at 44. “I’ve been moving house with no make-up and wearing tracksuit bottoms. I’ve been in my bubble of dealing with a lot of personal stuff. “Now I’m about to go back out there. I have all my insecurities and I’ll be in front of hundreds of photographers. I’m someone who, when I feel vulnerable, I want to hide. But I’ve realised it is OK to feel those things and that is empowering. “More than anything, when you are happy, it shows on your face. If you are comfortable in yourself, that’s the most beautiful thing.”

S Club 7 Reunion News Roundup

The past two weeks have been a world wind of emotions, and unfortunately, we have missed a bit of news. This news article will contain all of the information that we may have missed. For up to date information be sure to follow our S Club social media account @WorldOfSClub.

S Club 7 appear on Capital Radio (14 February 2023)
S Club 7 appear on Scott Mills Radio Two Show (14 February 2022)
S Club 7 Do a Photoshoot (14 February 2023)
Rachel, Jo, and Bradley appear on “This Morning” (15 February 2023)
S Club 7 announce additional London date for “S Club 7 Reunited” (15 February 2023)
S Club 7 Announce Pre-Release for “Don’t Stop Movin'” 7″ Vinyl
Rachel Stevens appears on Catchphrase (18 February 2023)
S Club 7 react to their Memorial YouTube Moments (21 February 2023)
S Club 7 announce three additional dates for “S Club Reunited” (21 February 2023)

S Club 7 sit down with “The Sun” following reunion announcement

S Club 7 have sat down for their first intervuew following the announcement of their reunion tour this fall.

Catch the interview below

S Club 7 are preparing to Bring It All Back by reuniting for a 25th anniversary tour — in a bid to “bring some positivity” to Britain.

Tonight they confirmed they will perform 11 shows in arenas across the UK and Ireland this October.

In their first print interview in eight years the group — left to right, above top, Hannah Spearritt, 41, Jon Lee, 40, Jo O’Meara, 43, Paul Cattermole, 45, Rachel Stevens, 44, Bradley McIntosh, 41, and Tina Barrett, 46 — admitted: “It’s been so depressing”.

Tina said: “Everything, every day. It’s like, what’s next? A zombie invasion? So we thought, let’s get S Club back together and bring some positivity back.”

Jo continued: “I think because it’s been 25 years, we all kind of knew. It was always going to happen again and it was just a matter of when.”

Rachel added: “People want nostalgia. They want to be taken back to those good times.

“It’s amazing to celebrate these things. It’s 25 years so I think the world needs a bit of joy.”

The group previously reunited for a tour in 2015 and now admit they could have regrouped sooner, except they couldn’t find Jon.

He said: “That’s why it’s taken so long to do this, they couldn’t find me.

“I was in India for three and a half years. I went travelling and then I found some dogs over there which I adopted and brought home.

“But I stayed there for a while.

“It’s such an incredible opportunity and when life throws something like that in front of you, you’d be mental not to take it.

“To do an arena tour is incredible anyway and this will be our fifth.”

In five years, from 1998 to 2003, they released four albums, performed three arena tours, won two Brit Awards, had a TV series and even made a feature-length film, Seeing Double.

But they believe they are now ready for their biggest challenge yet — Glastonbury Festival.

Recalling some of their own most memorable moments, Rachel said: “We got to be on stage with some amazing people. We performed with people like Paul McCartney, Brian May, Cliff Richard and Phil Collins.”

Jo continued: “We’ve been very lucky. But we need Glastonbury next. I’m going to manifest it. We need to do it.

“Can you imagine the whole of the Glastonbury crowd singing Reach? It would be pretty amazing.”

Paul added: “If you do talk to Emily Eavis, we want the Pyramid Stage please.”

The news of their reunion will mean their kids will get to see them live. Hannah said: “I realised today that between us we have seven kids. Isn’t that spooky? And it’s the same ratio of three boys and four girls.”

Rachel went on to say her daughter Amelie, 12, now wants to follow her path into pop. She explained: “There’s no question because she’s so passionate about it. It’s incredible to see her loving what she does and I’m fully behind her.”

On the reaction to the news of S Club 7’s reunion, Rachel recalled: “My daughter said, ‘Are you going to be famous again?’”

Hannah and Paul dated during the band’s original run and rekindled their romance during the 2015 reunion.

However, she is now with long-term partner Adam Thomas, 42, a fitness trainer.

The Sun revealed last month how the couple were left homeless at Christmas.

They had to live in a friend’s office with their two girls after they were asked for a “crazy” £6,000 up front for a short-term rental.

The group are yet to discuss the prospect of new music.

But they do want to explore other paths and hope to bring their famous CBBC series’ Miami 7, LA 7, Hollywood 7 and Viva S Club to streaming services.

Rachel added: “There’s so many exciting things that we can do. We’ve got so much stuff from our history that we can put out there. It would be so nice to bring it to a new generation of people.”

Bradley also promised they will be performing a range of tracks live, as well as their greatest hits.

He said: “When we do tours we usually stick to the same songs — the most popular ones. But it would be nice to throw in some of our favourite album tracks as well.”

The S Club 7 Reunited tour kicks off at Liverpool’s M&S Bank Arena on October 13 with dates across the country, ending at London’s O2 Arena on October 28. Tickets on sale this Friday via Ticketmaster.

Source: The Sun

OFFICIAL: S Club 7 announce “S Club 7: Reunited” to celebrate 25th Anniversary

S Club 7 announced their 2023 reunion set to take place in October.

Check out the official press release.

After months of speculation, S Club 7, one of the most successful British pop groups of all time, have today announced they are returning for a reunion tour in celebration of their 25-year legacy.

The S Club 7 Reunited tour will see all seven members – Bradley, Hannah, Jo, Jon, Paul, Rachel, and Tina – come together for an 11-date arena tour across the UK and Ireland. Speaking on coming back together, the band said: “After eight years it feels amazing to announce that we’re reuniting and performing together again. We’re so excited to bring the S Club Party back to our fans across the country to celebrate 25 years of S Club 7. We can’t even believe it’s been so long! Music and friendship have always been at the core of everything that we’ve ever done. We hope everyone can join us for one big party!!”

The 25th-anniversary tour is an opportunity for S Club 7 fans of every generation to come together and re-experience the timeless pop hits that soundtracked the British charts for five years. Collectively, S Club 7 amassed four UK number one singles with ‘Bring It All Back’, ‘Never Had a Dream Come True’, ‘Don’t Stop Movin’, and ‘Have You Ever’, as well as the UK number one album ‘7’. They recorded 4 studio albums, released 11 singles that all entered the Top 5 UK charts, and went on to sell over 10 million albums worldwide.

The band’s celebrity status was also cemented with their TV shows; Miami 7 and L.A. 7 became record-breaking favourites on children’s TV and were watched by more than 90 million people in over 100 countries – L.A. 7 remains the highest rating programme of all time on CBBC.

With 4 multi-platinum selling albums, 2 BRIT Awards, and 9 number-one international hit singles to their name, S Club 7 are a household name that are once again ready to rise.

Tickets are available from Friday, February 17th via Ticketmaster. The dates are as follows.

Check out the bands official website,, for tickets and pre-sale sign up.

OFFICIAL: S Club 7 Announcement coming 13 February 2023

Following a leak of a tour date yesterday, and the changing of logos on their official social media earlier today, the official S Club 7 social media pages have posted a video announcing an announcement that is set to take place on 13 February 2023.

S Club 7 will appear on BBC’s “The One Show” on Monday to officially announce reunion plans.

From their management:

If today you are aged between 30 and 45, the chances are that S Club 7 provided the soundtrack to your youth. Between 1998 and 2002, the Group’s infectious pop hits dominated the charts and shaped much of British pop culture. Starting with Bring It All Back and continuing with classics including Reach, Never Had A Dream, S Club Party, Don’t Stop Moving, Natural, You and Two In A Million, S Club 7 created a powerful sense of fun, optimism and belonging at the turn of the Millennium. With multiple TV series providing a showcase for the Group’s talent, energy and songs, S Club 7 won the hearts of a massive and loyal following, picking up BRIT Awards, fronting BBC’s Children In Need Appeal and selling out arenas around the country. S Club 7’s music and spirit is timeless. Just watch any dancefloor fill up when the DJ plays Reach, and you’ll see how quickly the crowd are taken back to the fun and friendship that S Club 7 inspired. 25 years on, everything has changed, but everything remains the same. Time to bring it all back?

This marks the second reunion for S Club 7 following a brief reunion in 2014/2015 with the ‘Bring It All Back’ tour.