Singer talks money and life after the massive-selling pop outfit
S Club 7 member Hannah Spearritt has revealed how much she earned from being in the pop group, claiming to have made “about £600,000” from four years in the band.
S Club 7 formed in 1998 and quickly became an international household name by starring in their own kids TV series. The band disbanded in 2003 after four studio albums and several hits, including ‘S Club Party’ and ‘Don’t Stop Movin”. They reunited for a Children In Need appearance in 2014.
Speaking to The Telegraph, Spearritt said that she “started earning money quite young” and that “there was nothing really at school to teach you about money,” adding: “I think I would have appreciated it if there was.”
The singer continued: “I got about £600,000 from S Club 7 over four years. It was a lot of money, I didn’t really realise… I used it to buy my first ever house with Paul [Cattermole, ex-boyfriend and former bandmate]… I didn’t realise how lucky I was then to be able to buy the house outright. I really appreciate it now.”
On the royalties she gets from her work, Spearritt added: “Things pop through all the time in terms of DVD sales from Primeval or royalties from S Club 7. You might get 57p or a couple of thousand. It really depends. You can’t rely on it, but it’s a bonus when it does come in.”
Spearritt also said that she’s managed to curtail her spending habits following the slowdown of her pop career: “I used to spend a lot. I appreciate money now and I look after it a lot better than I used to… I’m a lot better about money now because I never know when my next job is coming from. I’ve learnt to slow down.”
All seven members of the S Club 7 (Spearritt, Tina Barrett, Paul Cattermole, Jon Lee, Bradley McIntosh, Jo O’Meara, and Rachel Stevens) performed a medley of their biggest song on Children In Need back in 2014, including hits ‘S Club Party’, ‘Reach’ and ‘Bring It All Back’.