Are S Club 7 CURSED?


They were one of the biggest pop phenomena of the 90s, winning the hearts of millions of young fans and notching up several number one hits.

And now The Mail on Sunday has revealed that band S Club 7 are reforming 25 years after they first found fame on a BBC television show – with a combined age of 300.

But one member is yet to officially sign up for another series of shows with her bandmates and is hesitant because she doesn’t want to be ‘paid a pittance’.

Hannah Spearritt explained how at the moment the band would have to go ahead with the name S Club 6, which she admitted ‘hasn’t got the same ring to it’.

She said many fans believe she and her former bandmates are ‘millionaires’ but insisted that is not the case, with many going through ‘tough times’ – including gambling addictions, marriage splits and selling awards on eBay.

MailOnline now takes a look at all seven members of the band to see if they are cursed – 20 years after they split up. 

S Club 7: They were one of the biggest pop phenomena of the 90s, winning the hearts of millions of young fans and notching up several number one hits

S Club 7: They were one of the biggest pop phenomena of the 90s, winning the hearts of millions of young fans and notching up several number one hits

Reunion: The Mail on Sunday has revealed that band S Club 7 are reforming 25 years after they first found fame on a BBC television show – with a combined age of 300

Reunion: The Mail on Sunday has revealed that band S Club 7 are reforming 25 years after they first found fame on a BBC television show – with a combined age of 300

Hannah Spearritt

Hannah abandoned her music career after S Club 7 split up and focused on her acting career instead.

She starred in the films Agent Cody Banks 2: Destination London and Seed of Chucky.

Hannah, who was reportedly paid a salary of £150,000 a year during her time in S Club 7, was forced to move into an office after losing her house just before Christmas.

Awful: Hannah, who was reportedly paid a salary of £150,000 a year during her time in S Club 7, was forced to move into an office after losing her house just before Christmas

Awful: Hannah, who was reportedly paid a salary of £150,000 a year during her time in S Club 7, was forced to move into an office after losing her house just before Christmas

The band raked in £50million, but Hannah insists they weren’t paid a good wage in comparison with the millions the band was earning. She has now found herself with nowhere to live after her landlord sold their rented home in London at short notice.

Hannah – who has daughters Tea, four, and Tora, two, with fitness instructor Adam Thomas – had to seek refuge in a friend’s office after not wanting to pay ‘crazy’ rental prices upfront. They have been in four temporary homes within the last six months and are still without one of their own. 

She told The Sun : ‘The kids’ beds were there and we had the crayons out. It was stressful. Our landlord needed the money and the property sold so fast. We ended up with under two days to leave.

New direction: Hannah abandoned her music career after S Club 7 split up and focused on her acting career instead

New direction: Hannah abandoned her music career after S Club 7 split up and focused on her acting career instead

‘What screwed us is we didn’t have time to find another place. We had somewhere over Christmas but ran out of time before we could move in. It was just a couple of weeks. We filled the unopened café with our belongings — we were so lucky to have that storage space — but had nowhere to go. 

‘We were allowed to stay in our friend’s office. We just used it as our living room. We could work in there and the kids played. It was extra space. The kids’ beds were there and we had the crayons out. The climbing frame was up; it was fun for them. It was stressful but you deal with it, don’t you? Especially with the kids. Whatever doesn’t break you, as they say.’

Hannah previously underwent breast implant surgery that left her suffering from chronic fatigue, memory loss and hair loss, as well as depression and anxiety. 

After finally getting the implants removed in 2016, she recovered and released a documentary about the experience called: ‘Hannah Spearritt: Me & Breast Implants’.

Family affair: Hannah has daughters Tea, four, and two-year-old Tora with fitness instructor Adam Thomas

Family affair: Hannah has daughters Tea, four, and two-year-old Tora with fitness instructor Adam Thomas

Paul Cattermole 

In 2002, Paul sent shockwaves through S Club 7’s global fanbase when he spectacularly announced he was quitting the group citing ‘creative differences’.

He had a rocky road after leaving the band, becoming bankrupt in 2015 and even putting his Brit Award up for sale on eBay for £650 and saying: ‘There’s bills to pay’.

Paul, who was previously in a relationship with Hannah, won the Best Newcomer award back in 2002 with the rest of the pop group.

Former pop star: He writes: 'You may recognise me from Tv or Music or Theatre, I have had a long and varied career in performing arts, (pictured while in the band in 1999)

Quit: In 2002, Paul sent shockwaves through S Club 7’s global fanbase when he spectacularly announced he was quitting the group citing ‘creative differences’ 

Love story of the past: Paul and Hannah previously dated before their romance went sour (pictured in November 2004)

Love story of the past: Paul and Hannah previously dated before their romance went sour (pictured in November 2004)

He also put on a frame he received for S Club 7’s album going platinum in New Zealand, which had a starting bid of £200.

Paul admitted to trying to sign up to reality shows like I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! and Dancing On Ice but was told he wasn’t ‘famous enough’.

He then appeared on Loose Women in 2018 where he admitted he had run out of money and had to borrow a shirt for the show.

In 2019 Paul made an emotional appearance on the dating show First Dates Hotel.

Looking back: It comes after fellow S Club band member Paul Cattermole put his BRIT Award up for sale on eBay for £650 after hitting tough times in 2018

Looking back: It comes after fellow S Club band member Paul Cattermole put his BRIT Award up for sale on eBay for £650 after hitting tough times in 2018

Bank: The singer, 45, got a meagre three bids while just a few years earlier 5ive star Abz Love pocketed £1m for his gong

Bank: The singer, 45, got a meagre three bids while just a few years earlier 5ive star Abz Love pocketed £1m for his gong

The star went on a date with music lover Anna but after being let down gently, sobbed on camera and asked for a ‘moment’ to pull himself together.

Last year his ex bandmate Tina Barrett said: ‘I’m always here for Paul. It is hard when you see someone you’ve worked with look like they’re struggling.’

Paul has since launched a career as a YouTube tarot card reader, asking fans to give him a donation.

Paul encourages subscribers to get in touch for personal tarot readings and offers a link for viewers to donate money to support him.

Financial issues: He then appeared on Loose Women in 2018 where he admitted he had run out of money and had to borrow a shirt for the show

 Financial issues: He then appeared on Loose Women in 2018 where he admitted he had run out of money and had to borrow a shirt for the show

Jo O’Meara 

Jo has also struggled since the band split and has suffered with several health issues, caused by a back injury from 2002 that flared up again.

Last year, Jo was forced to undergo four surgeries to remove part of a slipped disc in her back.

She gave a health update revealing she now needs regular physiotherapy and has permanent damage to her right leg.

Jo previously spoke out about her gambling addiction and explained her compulsion to play fruit machines at the height of her fame with the pop group.

Fame: Jo previously spoke out about her gambling addiction and explained her compulsion to play fruit machines at the height of her fame with the pop group. (pictured in 1999)

Fame: Jo previously spoke out about her gambling addiction and explained her compulsion to play fruit machines at the height of her fame with the pop group. (pictured in 1999)

The singer said on Lorraine: ‘It became a bit of a thing. With the band, it was so busy and so hectic, I just used it as a bit of escapism to run away with myself for a little while’.

But it has’t all been bad for Jo as she went on to welcome a son called Lenny in May 2008 with her ex Bill Slater. 

Jo released her debut track What Hurts The Most in September 2005 and it reached number 13 on the UK Singles Chart.

However, her follow up album Relentless was a commercial failure and she decided to turn to reality TV.

She appeared on Celebrity Big Brother in 2007, where she was accused of racism towards Shilpa Shetty, alongside Jade Goody and Danielle Lloyd.

Health woes: Last year, Jo was forced to undergo four surgeries to remove part of a slipped disc in her back

Health woes: Last year, Jo was forced to undergo four surgeries to remove part of a slipped disc in her back

Rachel Stevens

Rachel was reportedly offered a six-figure solo record deal after the band split, and released hit song Sweet Dreams My LA Ex.

She also put out tracks More More and Some Girls to great success before her solo career came to an end after her second album in 2005.

Rachel then appeared on Strictly Come Dancing in 2008 where she made it all the way to end, and came in second place.

Success: Rachel was reportedly offered a six-figure solo record deal after the band split, and released hit song Sweet Dreams My LA Ex

Success: Rachel was reportedly offered a six-figure solo record deal after the band split, and released hit song Sweet Dreams My LA Ex

She was also a guest mentor on The X Factor in New Zealand in 2013 and appeared on both Celebrity Masterchef and Celebrity Mastermind in 2017.

In 2019, Rachel joined the cast of theatre show Rip It Up The 70s alongside Louis Smith, Melody Thornton and Lee Ryan.

She joined Dancing On Ice in 2022, where she was the third celebrity to be eliminated.

She married her childhood sweetheart Alex Bourne in 2009 and they share daughters Minnie and Amelie.

However, Rachel announced their shock split in July 2022 on Instagram.

Ex: She married her childhood sweetheart Alex Bourne in 2009 and they share daughters Minnie and Amelie. However, Rachel announced their shock split in July 2022 on Instagram

Ex: She married her childhood sweetheart Alex Bourne in 2009 and they share daughters Minnie and Amelie. However, Rachel announced their shock split in July 2022 on Instagram

Bradley Mcintosh 

After the end of S Club 7, Bradley went on to form another band on the show MTV’s Totally Boyband.

The boyband was called Upper Street and included members from other disbanded groups like 911, Steps and Another Level.

Moving on: After the end of S Club 7, Bradley went on to form another band on the show MTV's Totally Boyband

Moving on: After the end of S Club 7, Bradley went on to form another band on the show MTV’s Totally Boyband

Their single The One got to number 35 in the UK charts and Bradley then turned to writing music, penning hits for JLS and Sugababes’ Mutya Buena.

Bradley has also become an entrepreneur running Citiboy Entertainment and is director of a company called Yoghurt Media.

He’s also a dad to five-year-old Kairo, who was born in 2017.

Businessman: Bradley has also become an entrepreneur running Citiboy Entertainment and is director of a company called Yoghurt Media

Businessman: Bradley has also become an entrepreneur running Citiboy Entertainment and is director of a company called Yoghurt Media

Jon Lee 

Jon went from S Club 7 to the theatre, where he starred in Les Miserables, Aladdin and Jersey Boys.

In 2010 he came out, telling Gay Times: ‘It’s never needed to be a huge change that I’ve had to tell everyone about.’

Theatre: Jon went from S Club 7 to the theatre, where he starred in Les Miserables, Aladdin and Jersey Boys

Jon went on to play a patient diagnosed with motor neurone disease in Casualty in 2010.

He released his debut solo album Fallen Angel in 2013, but it wasn’t a big success.

In 2017 he performed in band Boys Allowed as part of Let’s Sing and Dance for Comic Relief and the following year appeared on ITV’s Dinner Date looking for love.

TV appearances: In 2017 he performed in band Boys Allowed as part of Let's Sing and Dance for Comic Relief and the following year appeared on ITV's Dinner Date looking for love

TV appearances: In 2017 he performed in band Boys Allowed as part of Let’s Sing and Dance for Comic Relief and the following year appeared on ITV’s Dinner Date looking for love

Tina Barrett 

Tina was nearly in another popular band, as she was in original version of Mis-Teeq with Alesha Dixon and Sabrina Washington, but left to join S Club 7.

After the band split she went MIA for a little while before returning to the spotlight with her debut single Fire in 2012.

She followed that up with Make Me Dance and All Fired Up, before joining S Club 3 with Jo and Bradley. 

Tina also dipped her toe in musical theatres, appearing in Beauty and the Beast and playing the Wicked Witch in The Wizard of Oz in 2014.

Popular: Tina was nearly in another popular band, as she was in original version of Mis-Teeq with Alesha Dixon and Sabrina Washington, but left to join S Club 7

Popular: Tina was nearly in another popular band, as she was in original version of Mis-Teeq with Alesha Dixon and Sabrina Washington, but left to join S Club 7

She welcomed her son Roman in 2016 with her ex Paul Cashmore, who she dated for six years until 2019.

Tina told OK! magazine: ‘Walking away from our relationship was so hard, it felt like my whole world caved in.’

She added: ‘When you have a baby, you have the future mapped out – and then when that doesn’t happen, it’s like your whole world caves in. 

‘I had to decide whether to carry on when it’s not working or end it. Looking back, we did the right thing. The worst thing is clinging on to something when you know it’s not right. It’s heartbreaking.’   

Tina continued with her music career and released another single Mwah Mwah in January 2020 as well as appearing on the Hit List with Bradley in December 2022.

Mother and son: She welcomed her son Roman in 2016 with her ex Paul Cashmore, who she dated for six years until 2019

Mother and son: She welcomed her son Roman in 2016 with her ex Paul Cashmore, who she dated for six years until 2019



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