S Club 3 accused of miming over backing track featuring all seven S Club members on ‘Loose Women’

S Club 7 have returned with only three of its original members

S Club 7 have partially returned, reuniting with only three of its members and rebranding as S Club 3. The new-look group launched their comeback on Loose Women earlier today, with critics accusing the trio of miming during their performance.

The pop group gained chart success in the late ’90s and early ’00s before splitting up in 2003. The full line-up briefly reunited in 2014 for a Children In Need performance followed by a UK tour in 2015.

Now members Jo O’Meara, Tina Barrett and Bradley McIntosh have reunited as S Club 3, releasing a new single called ‘Family’ in time for Christmas and planning a world tour for 2018. (O’Meara and McIntosh previously toured as S Club 3 with bandmate Paul Cattermole in 2008)

S Club 3 promoted their new single on ITV’s Loose Women, performing their 2000 hit ‘Never Had A Dream Come True’. Following their performance, fans soon took to social media to suggest that the trio had been miming to a backing track of the song that featured all seven of the group’s members.

Meanwhile, former S Club 7 member Hannah Spearritt revealed last year how much she earned from being in the pop group, claiming to have made “about £600,000” from four years in the band.