Ah, S Club 7. The soundtrack to our school discos. The reason we forced our mum to splash out on a floor-length white Tammy Girl coat with faux fur trim (Never Had a Dream Come True video vibes, remember?). Also the reason we incessantly nagged our parents to upgrade the family holiday from Margate to Miami thanks to their CBBC telly show.
Now if, like us, you're feeling all sorts of nostalgic we thought we'd update you on what Tina Barrett, Jon Lee, Paul Cattermole, Hannah Spearritt, Bradley McIntosh, Rachel Stevens and Jo O'Meara are doing with themselves in 2021. You're welcome.
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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.
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.
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.)
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.
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.
Who could forget the iconic blonde curtains, tbh? That's PEAK '90s popstar aesthetic, right there.
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.
If we're all completely honest with ourselves, Miami 7 was all about Bradley. Someone hand the lad a belated Oscar.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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Back in 2016, baby of the group Hannah Spearritt admitted that despite being THE (ok, one of THE) biggest group of the noughties, S Club 7 didn't actually earn as much dolla as you might think.
Despite the band selling over 10 million records, Hannah, 34, has admitted that each member earned around £150,000 a year. Which, when you consider that One Direction singers Harry Styles, Niall Horan, Louis Tomlinson and Liam Payne are worth a reported £15m each, isn't actually a lot.
Speaking to The Telegraph at the time, Hannah said, “I’ve been so lucky. I got about £600,000 from S Club 7 over four years. It was a lot of money, I didn’t really realise."
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Although Hannah was just 18 years old when S Club 7 hit the big time, she insists she was always careful with her money – thanks to guidance from her dad.
She continued, “I used [the money] to buy my first ever house with Paul [Cattermole, ex-boyfriend and former bandmate].
“It was a mews house in Crouch End with three bedrooms, bathroom, kitchen, lounge and toilet downstairs. We paid £375,000 and then sold it for about £475,000 after three years. I didn’t realise how lucky I was then to be able to buy the house outright. I really appreciate it now.”