S Club 7 announce they are reforming for BBC’s Children in Need

The band will perform together for the first time in more than a decade in November

S Club 7 have announced that they will be reforming in November for an exclusive performance in aid of BBC’s Children in Need.

The late ’90s and early noughties pop band were trending around the world on Twitter today, after tweeting for the first time since joining the social networking site to announce the news. They wrote: “There Ain’t No Party Like an S CLUB Party” with the hashtag #Bringitallback – a reference to their debut single of the same name.

In a second tweet, they added: “It’s official, we’re back for BBC Children in Need” and included a link to a SoundCloud message from Tina Barrett, Rachel Stevens, Bradley McIntosh and the rest of the band confirming their reunion. It will be the group’s first performance together in more than a decade.

The band have a close relationship with Children in Need, having previously released UK Number One single ‘Never Had a Dream Come True’ as well as ‘Have You Ever’ for the charity’s 2000 and 2001 appeals.

They told the BBC : “We’re massive fans of BBC Children in Need and it was great to be able to support the charity all those years ago. We’re looking forward to bringing it all back for Pudsey, for BBC Children in Need and for all our fans who have been so great over the years. This is going to be the mega S Club party of all time!”.

S Club 7 formed in 1998 and quickly became an international household name by starring in their own kids TV series. Though the band disbanded in 2003 after four studio albums and several hits, including ‘S Club Party’ and ‘Don’t Stop Movin”, Jo, Bradley, Paul and later Tina have been touring university night clubs and holiday camps as S Club 3 and S Club 4.

Meanwhile, Rachel Stevens had a brief career as a solo artist, Hannah has become an actress, and Jon has been working in musical theatre. In 2007, Jo O’Meara made headlines after she was embroiled in a racism controversy alongside Jade Goody while in the celebrity Big Brother house.

In August, it was reported that the band had signed contracts for a big reunion, but no further details were released.

Children in Need takes place on November 14.