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?
1. For his audition for the band, Jon sang She’s Out Of My Life.
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.
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!
4. The band were put together by the former manager of the Spice Girls, Simon Fuller.
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.
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.
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.
8. Before joining the band, Bradley worked in Pizza Hut at Chessington World of Adventures.
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.
10. Only 40 children made it to the finals of the S Club Search for the Juniors – in total 10,000 kids auditioned!
11. Before joining S Club 7, Tina Barrett was a member of Mis-Teeq.
How many of these facts did you already know?