A Geordie Shore star’s joining S Club 7 and we have QUESTIONS

PLOT TWIST: they're replacing Jo O'Meara 🤯

Geordie Shore's Sam Gowland and S Club 7

by Carl Smith |
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Back in the '90s - before the days of Drake and that chap called Dave - S Club 7 ruled the charts with their signature school disco-approved tunes.

Tina was doing her dance, Jon was looking for romance, Paul was getting down on the floor while Hannah was famously screaming out for more. A simpler time, we're sure you'll agree.

But one member we don't remember getting a namecheck in S Club Party was Geordie Shore star Amelia Lily; who's now JOINED THE BAND AS JO O'MEARA'S REPLACEMENT.

Yep - in news that's somehow still managed to shock us despite everything 2020's thrown our way, former The X Factor and Celebrity Big Brother-type Amelia's set to tour with S Club's current line-up; Tina Barrett and Bradley McIntosh.

Allow us to explain...

Following the original seven-piece's reunion featuring Tina, Bradley, Jo, Paul Cattermole, Hannah Spearritt, Jon Lee and Rachel Stevens in 2014, various incarnations of the band have been gigging under the name S Club Live.

The most recent line-up saw Tina, Bradley and Jo touring universities, corporate events and probably the odd Christmas party; but with Jo busy working on solo material Amelia Lily's now joined the group.

2020, you are WILD. Announcing the news on Instagram, S Club's management said, 'S Club & Amelia Lily.

All the S Club hits plus some vocals from Amelia and some of her very own hits. A brand new show available now!'

Not gonna lie, we need a mash-up of S Club's You and Amelia Lily classic You Bring Me Joy stat.

S Club 7: where are they now?


S Club 7: Where are they now?

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Paul Cattermole then

Back in the late '90s/early '00s, Paul was the absolute heartthrob of the band. The combination of the piercings, that Reach middle eight and those oh-so-trendy bucket hats he used to wear catapulted him into proper POPSTAR CRUSH territory.

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Paul Cattermole now

After admitting he's now strapped for cash, Paul recently tried to flog his old BRIT Awards for S Club 7's work on eBay. In 2019, he appeared on First Dates Hotel, although not the celeb version, and said, "I ended up being in the group for five years six years. "I did leave before the end, I was feeling like I was losing myself and I wasn't very happy at all. I had the balls to say, 'guys I've got to go,' but not one of them said stay."Paul returned to social media earlier this year after a yearlong break and surprised fans with his long natural grey hair and beard.

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Rachel Stevens then

Ugh, wasn't she just perfect? That poker-straight, sunkissed hair. The flawless skin. Her mad sick Miami 7 acting skills. There was nobody we wanted to trade places with more (till Hannah started dating our OG bae Paul, obviously.)

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Rachel Stevens now

Since the S Club days Rachel's experienced the most solo success (Sweet Dreams My LA Ex and the criminally-underrated Come and Get It album, anyone?) She's also enjoyed stints on Strictly Come Dancing, The X Factor New Zealand and The Voice of Ireland.Earlier this year, it was announced that Rachel will be competing on the 2022 series of Dancing On Ice alongside the likes of Love Island's Liberty Poole, former Strictly pro Brendan Cole and Corrie's Sally Dynevor.

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Hannah Spearritt then

AKA Paul's ex-girlfriend AKA the human we were most jealous of ever. Literally. The moment that relationship was as good as announced with a kiss on Hollywood 7, we ripped up our S Club posters. Before asking our dad to buy that issue of Smash Hits again.

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Hannah Spearritt now

Hannah went down the telly route post-pop career. Her most notable role was Abby Maitland in Primeval; with her since joining the cast of EastEnders briefly. She's now mum to daughters Téa, two and new baby Tora.

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Jon Lee then

Who could forget the iconic blonde curtains, tbh? That's PEAK '90s popstar aesthetic, right there.

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Jon Lee now

Since his S Club days, Jon's made quite the name for himself in musical theatre. But forget his roles in the West End productions of Les Mis and Jersey Boys; it's got to be his appearance on ITVBe's Dinner Date he's best known for. A classic. Also - has he just not aged, or something?According to Jon, his youthful looks are down to vegetarian diet, active lifestyle and love of yoga.

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Bradley McIntosh then

If we're all completely honest with ourselves, Miami 7 was all about Bradley. Someone hand the lad a belated Oscar.

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Bradley McIntosh now

Bradley's still very much in the music industry and continues to represent the brand in S Club 3; touring student unions and stuff alongside Jo O'Meara and Tina Barrett. Oh, and he was put into a group called Upper Street alongside Dane Bowers (Another Level), Jimmy Constable (911) and Danny Wood (New Kids on the Block) for MTV's Totally Boyband back in 2006. That one didn't quite work out, though. More recently, he's promised new music with his former bandmate Tina Barrett. We can't wait. Outside of music, business owner Brad runs Citiboy Entertainment and is director of a company called Yoghurt Media.

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Tina Barrett then

Tina was the 'choreographer' of the group back in their CBBC days and famously wore that dress to the premiere of S Club's Seeing Double movie in 2003.

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Tina Barrett now

Tina went pretty quiet after S Club disbanded (boo!) but welcomed a baby in 2016 with her then boyfriend Paul Cashmore (Cashmore, people, not Cattermole!), a son who they named Roman. Sadly, Tina and Paul have since split and she opened up about the heartbreaking split earlier this year, admitting, "Walking away from our relationship was so hard, it felt like my whole world caved in."Last year, she began working on new music with Bradley McIntosh.

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Jo O'Meara then

Jo was undoubtedly the voice of the band (and consequently took lead vocals) back in the day. She also notably had 'the flow,' whatever tf that means.

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Jo O'Meara now

Jo's solo material - including debut single What Hurts the Most (same as the Cascada song) - didn't quite live up to expectations and flopped, unfortunately. She's recently completed a solo album after quitting S Club 3, and is making waves on TikTok, after a controversial Celebrity Big Brother appearance in 2007 and filing for bankruptcy in 2014.During the pandemic, Jo supported healthcare workers by singing songs they requested. She also recently relaunched her solo career with new single Sweet Surrender.

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This all comes after Amelia - who competed on The X Factor back in 2011 - joined the cast of Geordie Shore and reportedly found herself in a 'feud' with show veteran Chloe Ferry.

After the pair were supposedly embroiled in a 'massive row' in a taxi, Amelia set the record straight and claimed there's no bad blood between them.

"Something happened in the taxi and that’s why Chloe wouldn’t let me get in," she told The Sun.

"We weren’t having a row, it wasn’t anything - I had been upset about something else and everything got twisted. We never argued.

"Me and Chloe got on from the minute I walked in that house, she probably gave me the warmest reception out of everyone."

Anyway, the main thing to take from this is that Amelia Lily's now in S Club and quite literally nothing shocks us anymore 🤷🏽‍♀️.

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