Rachel Stevens has done a sit-down interview to correspond with statistics about bonding with your friends. She sits down with her good friend Nikki Glazer Hodge. Check our the interview below!

Singer Rachel Stevens has revealed that one of her favorite things in life – is having a good catch-up with her best friend.

The S Club 7 star sat down with her closest pal, Nikki Glazer Hodge, in new footage, to reminisce on good times shared together, and appreciate how special their friendship is.

The pair were seen chatting over a cold-brew coffee – after half of Brits (51%) revealed that getting together for coffee is their favorite way of spending quality time with friends.

Other popular bonding activities include going out for a meal (43%), or for a walk (46%).

And two-thirds (67%), of the 2,000 adults polled, believe that spending time with their closest companions is really beneficial for their mind, body, and soul.

Brits reckon that sitting down for a 25-minute chat with friends is as good for their mental wellbeing as a nice, relaxing bath, or a vigorous workout.

And 46% of those polled say they wish they could see their friends more often than they currently do.

The research was commissioned by plant-based beverage brand, Califia Farms, which partnered with Rachel Stevens and Nikki Glazer Hodge to promote its Cold Brew ready-to-drink range.

And it emerged that 41% prefer to catch up with friends in the comfort of their own homes, rather than venturing out to a café or bar.

Sophie Webb, from Califia Farms, said: “It’s great to see that Brits view their regular coffee catch-ups as important, and people consider it a top bonding experience to have with friends.

“We understand life is busy, and we all wish we just had a little more time to catch up with our friends.”

Summer is the perfect time to schedule plans with loved ones, as 56% feel the longer evenings allow greater opportunity to do this.

And 45% think this time of year allows them to host more at home – with having a picnic or barbeque (56%), and garden get-togethers (50%), also featuring.

With the rise of sobriety, 55% prefer to ditch the alcohol and connect with friends over a coffee – as it allows for richer conversation (34%), greater connection (31%), and is more cost beneficial (31%).

A quarter (24%) believe a one-hour, caffeine-fuelled catch-up is more valuable than an entire night out – with popular reasons including price (32%), convenience (30%), and noise levels (26%).

A sense of connection (67%), happiness (62%), and belonging (47%) are the top advantages of spending time with closest confidants, according to the OnePoll.com study.

It also emerged 72% feel quality time spent talking is the most important part of get-togethers – compared to trying new experiences (14%), or “fancy” aesthetic surroundings (10%).

Rachel Stevens said: “Since spending time in LA, I fell in love with coffee over ice.

“Alongside chatting to Nikki, it’s one of my favourite things, and even when I don’t have a lot of time, I cherish our ritual of coffee and conversation at home.

“We block out time, make sure the children are entertained, and settle down in one of our houses so that we can sit back, relax, and have a good natter – it’s definitely quality over quantity for us.”