Nineties fever has hit after the seven members of British pop group S Club 7 have confirmed that they will be reuniting for a UK and Irish arena tour to celebrate their 25th anniversary.
After the comeback tour was announced on Monday, February 13, we are looking at what the members of S Club 7 have been up to 20 years after they split.
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?
S Club 7 are Rachel Stevens, 44, Paul Cattermole, 45, Tina Barrett, 46, Jon Lee, 40, Bradley McIntosh, 41, Jo O’Meara, 43, and Hannah Spearritt, 41.
The band was originally formed in 1998 by former Spice Girls manager Simon Fuller.
During their five years together, they produced four studio albums and launched their debut, S Club, 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 being part of the BBC TV series Miami 7 and LA 7.
When did S Club 7 split?
The band split in 2003, with Spearritt saying she and her bandmates wanted to do their own thing.
They returned in 2014 to perform a medley of their best known songs for the BBC Children In Need appeal.
Who are the members of S Club 7?
After the band broke up, 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 appeared 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 has also appeared in a number of high-profile TV shows, including Celebrity Masterchef, Strictly Come Dancing and Dancing on Ice.
Then the pop princess began to slowly retreat from the limelight, focusing instead on being a mother to her two daughters with husband Alex Bourne.
The couple announced their separation last year.
Cattermole announced in January 2022 that he was doing psychic readings, and was charging up to £40 for 20-minute phone consultations for their unlikely career move.
Her official website states that Cattermole is a tarot card reader, psychic, clairvoyant and spirit coach.
He previously said he was “skinned” for years, even claiming his 2002 Brit Award for Best Single on eBay.
Barrett launched a solo career in 2004, producing Rod Stewart’s hit Do Ya Think I’m Sexy? with Liz McClarnon from Atomic Kitten and fellow singer Natasha Bedingfield.
She released her first solo single Fire in 2012, followed by other songs such as Makin’ Me Dance and All Fired Up.
Barrett also began a musical theater career, starring as Beauty in Beauty and the Beast in 2013-14, 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 continued making music, releasing the singles Mwah Mwah and Private Dance Instructor in 2020.
Lee also pursued a career in musical theatre, starring in over 17 productions such as Les Miserables, Jersey Boys and Aladdin.
Lee also played a patient with motor neurone disease in the BBC One hospital drama Casualty in 2010.
In the same year, Lee came out as gay and told Gay Times Magazine that “it wasn’t a huge change that I had to tell everyone”.
Lee also performed as part of supergroup Boys Allowed for Let’s Sing and Dance for Comic Relief in 2017. Boys Allowed also featured the likes of Blue’s Duncan James and 5ive’s Ritchie Neville.
McIntosh has always been the tallest member of the group and in 2006, he joined the group Upper Street.
Dane Bowers of Another Level, Jimmy Constable of 911, and Danny Wood of New Kids on the Block were also in the boy band.
Unfortunately, however, they did not quite achieve the success they had hoped for as McIntosh moved into producing and producing.
His Instagram page states that he has his own production company called Citi Boy Entertainment Ltd and is a proud father to his son Kairo.
O’Meara’s solo pop career did not take off, with her 2005 single What Hurts the Most and album Relentless failing to hit the high notes.
O’Meara and Hollyoaks actor Chris Fountain came third on the BBC One reality singing competition Just the Two of Us in 2006 with his 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 the likes of Jade Goody, Shilpa Shetty and Danielle Lloyd. This turned sour, however, when she, Goody and Lloyd were accused of racist and bullying behavior towards the Indian actor Shetty. This resulted in a record number of complaints to Ofcom, national and international media coverage, and critical statements from the British and Indian governments.
O’Meara has also suffered a number of health complications, including having four surgeries to remove a slipped disc in his back.
Spearritt chose to leave music behind and focus on a career in acting.
She had parts in the films Agent Cody Banks 2: Destination London and Seed of Chucky.
She has also forged a successful television career, appearing in ITV’s Primeval, and the BBC’s Casualty and EastEnders. This success was short-lived, and Spearritt seems to have dropped off the radar after that.
She made headlines in January after admitting she was left “homeless” due to the UK’s housing crisis.
She said she had to sleep in a friend’s office with her partner, personal trainer Adam Thomas, and their two young children at Christmas.
How to get tickets to the S Club 7 reunion tour
S Club 7 will open their 11-date reunion tour in Liverpool on October 13, before continuing to cities including Dublin, Glasgow, Newcastle and Manchester.
The last stop on the tour is the O2 Arena in London, on October 28.
Tickets for the tour will go on sale at 10am on Friday, February 17.
UK dates will be available through Gigs and Tours and Ticketmaster.
Tickets for Ireland will be available through Ticketmaster.