1990s nostalgia reached fever pitch after all seven members of UK pop group S Club 7 confirmed they would be reuniting for an arena tour across the UK and Ireland to celebrate their 25th anniversary.
After the comeback tour was announced on Monday, February 13, we take a look at what the members of S Club 7 have been up to 20 years after they broke up.
The band is behind some of the most famous pop songs, including Don’t Stop Movin’ and S Club Party.
Who are the members of S Club 7?
Rachel Stevens, 44, Paul Cattermole, 45, Tina Barrett, 46, Jon Lee, 40, Bradley McIntosh, 41, Jo O’Meara, 43, and Hannah Spearritt, 41, make up S Club 7.
Former Spice Girls manager Simon Fuller originally formed the band in 1998.
During their five years together, they produced four studio albums with their debut, S Club, launched in 1999.
They followed this up with the chart-topping 7 in 2000, Sunshine in 2001 and Seeing Double in 2002.
They cemented their fame after starring in their own BBC TV series Miami 7 and LA 7.
When did S Club 7 break up?
The band broke up in 2003, with Spearritt noting that she and her fellow bandmates wanted to do their own thing.
They returned in 2014 to perform a medley of their best-known songs for the BBC’s Children In Need appeal.
Who are the members of S Club 7?
After the band’s breakup, Stevens wasted no time in forging a solo career.
In 2003, she released Sweet Dreams My LA Ex, which became a top-10 hit in several countries. This was included on her debut album Funky Dory, along with a single of the same name and other tracks such as More More More and Some Girls.
Stevens also appeared in several renowned TV shows including Celebrity Masterchef, Strictly Come Dancing and Dancing on Ice.
The pop princess then slowly began to withdraw from the spotlight and instead focused on being a mother to her two daughters with partner Alex Bourne.
The couple announced their divorce last year.
Cattermole announced in January 2022 that he was taking psychic readings, with his unlikely career move charging up to £40 for 20-minute telephone consultations.
His official website says that Cattermole is a tarot card reader, psychic, psychic and spiritual coach.
He had previously said he was “skinny” for years, even resorting to selling his 2002 Brit Award for Best Single on eBay.
Barrett launched a solo career in 2004 with Rod Stewart’s hit Do Ya Think I’m Sexy? featuring Atomic Kitten’s Liz McClarnon and fellow singer Natasha Bedingfield.
In 2012 she released her debut solo single Fire, followed by other songs such as Makin’ Me Dance and All Fired Up.
Barrett also embarked on a musical theater career, starring in Beauty in Beauty and the Beast in 2013-14, the Wicked Witch of the West in The Wizard of Oz in 2014, and Fairy Bowbells in Dick Whittington in 2015.
The singer gave birth to her son Roman in 2016 and has continued to make music, releasing singles Mwah Mwah and Private Dance Instructor in 2020.
Lee also pursued a musical theater career, appearing in over 17 productions such as Les Miserables, Jersey Boys, and Aladdin.
Lee also played a motor neuron disease patient in the BBC One hospital drama Casualty in 2010.
The same year, Lee came out as gay, telling Gay Times Magazine that “it never had to be a huge change that I had to tell everyone about”.
Lee also appeared as part of the supergroup Boys Allowed for Let’s Sing and Dance for Comic Relief in 2017. Boys Allowed also starred Blue’s Duncan James and 5ive’s Ritchie Neville.
Always the edgier member of the group, McIntosh joined the group Upper Street in 2006.
The boy band also featured Dane Bowers from Another Level, Jimmy Constable from 911 and Danny Wood from New Kids on the Block
Unfortunately, however, they didn’t quite achieve the success they had hoped for when McIntosh moved into performing and producing.
His Instagram page says that he owns his own production company called Citi Boy Entertainment Ltd and is also a proud father of son Kairo.
O’Meara’s solo pop career never really took off, with her 2005 song What Hurts the Most and album Relentless failing to hit the high notes.
O’Meara and Hollyoaks actor Chris Fountain came third on the 2006 BBC One reality singing competition Just the Two of Us with their version of the S Club 7 song Never Had a Dream Come True.
She continued her reality TV career by appearing on Celebrity Big Brother 2007 alongside Jade Goody, Shilpa Shetty and Danielle Lloyd. However, this turned sour when she, Goody and Lloyd were accused of racist and bullying behavior towards Indian actress Shetty. This resulted in a record number of complaints to Ofcom, national and international media coverage and condemnatory statements from the British and Indian governments.
O’Meara has also had several health issues, including four surgeries to remove a herniated disc in her back.
Spearritt chose to leave music behind and focus on an acting career.
She had roles in films Agent Cody Banks 2: Destination London and Seed of Chucky.
She also built a successful TV career, appearing in ITV’s Primeval and BBC’s Casualty and EastEnders. However, this success was short-lived, and Spearritt seemed to fall off the radar after that.
She made headlines in January after admitting she had been left “homeless” by the UK’s housing crisis.
She said she had to sleep in a friend’s office for Christmas with her partner, personal trainer Adam Thomas, and their two young children.
How to get tickets for the S Club 7 reunion tour
S Club 7 will open their 11-date reunion tour in Liverpool on October 13, before moving on to cities such as Dublin, Glasgow, Newcastle and Manchester.
The O2 Arena in London is the last stop of the tour, on October 28.
Tickets for the tour go on sale Friday, February 17 at 10am.
UK dates are available through Gigs and Tours and Ticketmaster.
Tickets for Ireland are available through Ticketmaster.