S Club 7 reunited for the first time in 12 years last night as part of this year’s Children In Need fundraising activities.
All seven members of the group (Tina Barrett, Paul Cattermole, Jon Lee, Bradley McIntosh, Jo O’Meara, Hannah Spearritt and Rachel Stevens) performed a medley of their greatest hits on the BBC charity telethon with ‘S Club Party’, ‘Reach’ and ‘Bring It All Back’ among the tracks played.
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.
Prior to the performance, 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.