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Rachel Stevens pulls out of Mighty Hoopla, S Club move forward with planned tour

In the wake of the passing of former band mate, Paul Cattermole, Rachel Stevens has withdrawn from her scheduled performances at ‘Mighty Hoopla’ On 3 June and 4 June.

She followed up the announcement with a personal message:

I am so incredibly sad and sorry to say that I have had to withdraw from Mighty Hoopla this year. I was beyond excited to be back on stage performing for you all but with a lot of thought and consideration since the tragic passing of my friend and bandmate Paul, it doesn’t feel right and just felt too soon. I will make it up to you and I promise that myself and the Hoopla team will make something work so that I can be back on that stage to celebrate with you all ❤️

Sending you all so much love xx

It was also announced earlier this week that the S Club tour dates for October will move forward and is being renamed ‘Good Times Tour‘. See the announcement below.

Mighty Hoopla Announces Rachel Stevens’ Stage Assignments

Mighty Hoopla has announced the stage assignments for their upcoming festival set to take place on 03 June and 04 June 2023 in Brockwell Park.

On Saturday 03 June 2023 the performers on the main stage will be Kelly Rowland, Kelis, Natasha Bedingfield, Aqua, RACHEL STEVENS and Flo. Tickets for this date are sold out.

On Sunday 04 June 2023 the performers on the Candy Crush stage will be Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Vengaboys, Lisa Scott-Lee, Snap!, RACHEL STEVENS A1, and Shola Ama. Tickets for the Sunday show are still available.

The performs are listed in the order in which they appear.

Though a setlist has not been announced (and probably will not be), Rachel has teased she may perform ‘Show Me Your Colours’ from S Club 7’s ‘Sunshine’ album. Her performance will obviously include hits such as “Sweet Dreams My L.A. Ex” and “Some Girls”.

Let us know what you want to hear over on Twitter and be sure to follow us as we will be there and providing updates as they happen!

Rachel Stevens shares Emotional Message Following Passing of Bandmate Paul Cattermole

As we previously reported, Rachel’s fellow S Club 7 bandmate Paul Cattermole tragically passed away on 06 April 2023.

Rachel hosted her final “fill in” position on ‘This Is Heart 00’s” which has has been hosting for the past few weeks in place of former Pussycat Dolls singer Ashley Roberts.

Check out Rachel’s message that aired earlier today during her last show.

This follows a message posted to her Instagram earlier in the week.

Rachel was also photographed arriving at the studio earlier this week to record this show.

In Memoriam of Paul Cattermole

It has been a difficult few days in the S Club fandom as we received news that one of our seven has passed. It was reported on Friday that S Clubber Paul Cattermole was found unresponsive on 06 April 2023, at his home and passed away later in the afternoon.

The S Club 7 official website and social media’s posted the following message:

We are truly devastated by the passing of our brother Paul. There are no words to describe the deep sadness and loss we all feel. We were so lucky to have had him in our lives and are thankful for the amazing memories we have.

He will be so deeply missed by each and every one of us. We ask that you respect the privacy of his family and of the band at this time.

They followed up the message by stating that in lieu of flowers, the family is asking to donate to Paul’s childhood school the National Youth Music Theater.

On 11 April 2023, Rachel posted the following message on her Instagram:

During this difficult time, please keep the Cattermole family, the members of S Club 7, and all those close to Paul in your hearts.

If you would like to share your condolences, you can direct your e-mails to [email protected] and it will be shared with Paul’s family and friends by S Club’s management!

To remember Paul we’ve put together a collection of our favorite vocals from Paul’s time in S Club 7!

Rachel Stevens to guest host “This Is Heart 00s”

As we previously reported, Rachel is officially stepping in as guest host on Heart Radio’s “This is Heart 00s” hosted by former Pussycat Dolls singer Ashley Roberts.

“We are going to be turning up the feel good! Heart 00’s launched last year as a radio station dedicated to the music of the 00s, plays all the iconic noughties artists including Britney Spears, Kylie Minogue, The Pussycat Dolls, Westlife, Sugababes and of course S Club 7”

You can catch Rachel on Heart 00’s from 4pm – 7pm 18 March 2023, 08 April 2023, and 15 April 2023.

S Club 7 to Appear in ‘Comic Relief’ Sketch

Rachel Stevens and S Club appear in Comic Relief sketch

Rachel Stevens, along with her bandmates from S Club 7 will appear in an upcoming Comic Relief sketch!

The band (that was down one member as Jon was sick on the date of filming) will appear in a sketch filmed specifically for Comic Relief’s Red Nose Day which is set to air on 17 March 2023 on BBC.

The sketch is centered around what appears to be S Club (minus Jon) auditioning to represent the United Kingdom in the Eurovision competition. Jon’s absence may have been purposeful, as it is a Eurovision rule that an act may not have more than six performers on stage.

You can catch a glimpse of what is to come on 16 March 2023 on BBC in the clip uploaded to our socials earlier this week!

This is not the first time Rachel was part of Comic Relief, during her solo career, Rachel appeared sketch titled ‘Spider Plant Man‘ filmed for the 2005 Comic Relief.

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.

Rachel Stevens teases Mighty Hoopla Setlist!

Ahead of her June 2023 return to the stage, Rachel has sat down with Mighty Hoopla to get the inside scoop on what’s happening in the world of Rachel ahead of her re-debut.

There was one name that got you over-excited (and trending on Twitter!) when we announced our headliners for 2023…

Yes, Rachel Stevens is returning to music and gracing the Mighty Hoopla stage with her big musical comeback on the 3rd AND 4th June, and we got the inside scoop from our favourite pint-sized popstar about what to expect from her Mighty Return…

I am so beyond excited! I can’t wait to perform for everyone at Mighty Hoopla and just get back out there. It’s been a while and I’m ready to have the best time on stage with everyone and bring a bit of nostalgia with me.

Well… I guess you’ll just have to wait and see. I might well dust off the red ribbons but I think the audience will need to too.

I’ve had the opportunity to perform in a range of different ways over the years, through music and dance. The thing I’ve missed most is performing my own music and also being so connected with an audience and seeing people really love what you do and enjoying the moment, can’t wait! Show me your Colours is one of my favourite S Club songs and it’s so lovely to hear that it’s loved by the Mighty Hoopla community, so yes it might have to be worked into the set list.

Since planning the set list there are really quite a few that I’m so excited to perform, but the main ones would be LAX, Some Girls and now potentially Show Me Your Colours.

A fabulous show outfit, with the biggest heels and masses of positive energy and love for such a brilliant event.

I couldn’t possibly choose one but I’d say sassy, playful and kitsch!


You can purchase tickets for Rachel and a gaggle of other stars for Mighty Hoopla on 3rd June and 4th June 2023 in London’s Brockwell Park by clicking here!

Rachel Stevens appears in Debenhams Christmas Advert

With another ‘perfect Christmas’ on the horizon, Rachel is hitting our screens alongside reality TV star Jess Wright in a new Christmas advertisement for Debenhams.

Check out the advert below

Although Rachel is of Jewish religion, she does celebrate Christmas having previously participated in the 1999 film The Greatest Store In The World, the 2000 S Club Christmas Special, appeared in numerous Strictly Come Dancing Christmas Specials, appeared in the 2004 Marks and Spencer’s Christmas Advertisement, and most famously, appeared in the 2004 ‘Do They Know It’s Christmas’ music video taping.

Rachel Stevens gushes over her daughter Amelie

Rachel and her eldest daughter Amelie sat down exclusively with Hello! Magazine to share some exciting news regarding Amelie’s career path (hint: she’s reaching for the stars!!)

Check out the interview below, and pick up a copy on sale from tomorrow (15 August 2022).

In a new photoshoot with her 11-year-old daughter in HELLO! magazine, Rachel Stevens talks of her pride in how Amelie is now the one poised to reach for the stars, since taking to the stage in Sir Cameron Mackintosh’s Les Miserables – and reveals the advice she has shared.

The former S Club 7 singer and Dancing on Ice star, who is also mum to Minnie, aged eight, tells HELLO!, “Amelie really does lead this herself – I’m encouraging but not pushy, and from all the learning I’ve taken from my career, I try to give her the best advice I can and be there to answer her questions”

In their first joint photoshoot and interview, Amelie tells how, “The best advice my mum has given me is never give up on your dreams. If you put your mind to something you love, you can do anything.”

Of her famous mum, Amelie adds: “It is really weird and funny to think how my mum was a pop star before I was even born. It is cool that I have a mum that’s famous. I love watching the videos of S Club 7.”

Rachel was roughly the same age as Amelie when she went to a concert that would change her life forever.

“I went to see Kylie and I was in awe; I was spellbound. And I will never forget saying to my mum, ‘That’s what I want to do one day’,” recalls Rachel. “But it was just a pipe dream.”

Except, of course, it wasn’t. A chance meeting some eight years later, at the age of 19, with a couple of music producers in the canteen of Sony Records, where her younger brother worked, led to Rachel becoming a member of one of the best-loved bands of the noughties.

“It was one of those ‘meant to be’ moments, I guess – and in a way, that’s what happened to Amelie.”


Check out our gallery for pictures from this shoot!!

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Rachel Stevens & Amelie Bourne in ‘Hello! Magazine’

Rachel Stevens Lands New Gig as Guest Host on ‘Heart Radio’

Rachel Stevens, who is no stranger to hitting the airwaves with her hit singles “Sweet Dreams My L.A. Ex” and “Some Girls” is in talks to join Heart Radio in the coming weeks!

Rachel will be joining a slew of other celebrities such as former Spice Girl Emma Bunton, Kelly Brook and Jamie Theakston (to name a few) initially on a temporary basis filling in for other hosts while on holiday, or working on other projects.

A source told The Sun on Sunday: “Bosses are keen to get Rachel on staff and she sees it as the fresh start she needs…”

Her radio debut has yet to be confirmed but watch this space!

Rachel Stevens’ Former Strictly Come Dancing Partner: ‘I should have won Strictly’

Fans may remember the natural chemistry between Rachel Stevens and Vincent Simone when they hit the Strictly Come Dancing dancefloor back in 2008. The duo’s dances are still praised as the best of the series. Before heading out on tour, Vincent Simone has been doing some press and has revisited his time with Rachel on the show!

Vincent says dancing with the former S Club 7 singer was his Strictly highlight. “We had this amazing connection and we looked beautiful together,” he said. “It was hard work with her because people thought she was a trained dancer but actually she wasn’t so I had to work twice as hard.

“We managed to succeed and we managed to make the final and we finished second even though that was the year when we should have won – they had that muck-up with the judging. But people still remember my rumba and my Argentine tango so dancing with Rachel Stevens was the highlight of being on Strictly.”

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