They had us reaching for the stars in the late 90s, yet how much do you really know about the gang that is the legendary S Club 7?

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1. For his audition for the band, Jon sang She’s Out Of My Life.

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2. Rachel was the only S Clubber who didn’t audition. She’d previously sent off some demo CDs to record companies and won her spot in the band that way.

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3. During filming for Don’t stop movin’, one of the cameras hit a chandelier and it came crashing down right between Bradley and Tina as they side-stepped in the dance. If they hadn’t, they both could’ve been crushed!

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4. The band were put together by the former manager of the Spice Girls, Simon Fuller.

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5. Because of surveys done in North America, the band’s record label decided not to release the video for Reach until after S Club’s next single Natural, as they wanted people to see S Club 7’s more mature side first.

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6. In the video for Natural, the waterfalls weren’t real, they were man-made. The crew held giant water hoses above the rocks. ‘The water itself was extremely cold and uncomfortable,’ the
S Clubbers said in a Press interview.

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7. In November 2001, S Club 7 were supposed to release the single Show Me Your Colours. But, because of 9/11, the 7 rushed to make another video for the Children In Need charity and instead released Have You Ever as their single.

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8. Before joining the band, Bradley worked in Pizza Hut at Chessington World of Adventures.

Bradley McIntosh from S Club 7 performs at Earls Court in London for the Capital Christmas Live Concert.

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9. The S Club Juniors were put together by the band in 2001 and were made up of 8 members, including Rochelle Humes and Frankie Bridge who are now in girl band The Saturdays.

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10. Only 40 children made it to the finals of the S Club Search for the Juniors – in total 10,000 kids auditioned!

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11. Before joining S Club 7, Tina Barrett was a member of Mis-Teeq.

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How many of these facts did you already know?