S Club have shut down reports that Hannah Spearritt was “neglected” of their forthcoming reunion tour.
In February, seven-piece pop group S Club 7, who have been accountable for hits akin to “Don’t Cease Movin’”, introduced plans to reform and launch new music collectively for the primary time in 20 years.
All seven members, who initially carried out collectively from 1998 to 2003, have been concerned: Tina Barrett, Paul Cattermole, Jon Lee, Bradley McIntosh, Jo O’Meara, Hannah Spearritt and Rachel Stevens.
Nevertheless, following the loss of life of band member Cattermole in April, singer Hannah Spearritt introduced that she wouldn’t be persevering with with the sector tour. Spearritt and Cattermole had beforehand dated whereas within the band.
The remaining 5 members determined to go forward with the sold-out 15-date tour, now underneath the identify S Club, with Lee saying in a latest interview that Spearritt was “at all times welcome” to rejoin them.
On Sunday (30 July) evening, reports emerged alleging that Spearritt – who will launch her first memoir this autumn – had in truth been neglected of the tour.
In keeping with The Sun, Spearritt informed shut mates that she’d been “blindsided” by the tour announcement, including that the band members had been “ordered to not communicate to her straight”.
On Monday (31 July), the 5 members of S Club appeared on ITV’s daytime present This Morning. Through the interview, they have been requested in regards to the reports from the nameless supply.
Lee was fast to close them down, saying: “Each time an article begins with ‘a supply stated’, you’ll be able to type of take it with a pinch of salt.”
“Who was the supply?” Barrett requested, with Lee persevering with: “The one factor they did get proper is that we’re doing a 15-date tour throughout the nation.”
When host Jodie Gibson requested Lee to reiterate whether or not the door was open for Spearritt, he responded: “We’ve stated that many instances.”
His fellow band members have been in settlement, with Barrett saying: “The article’s nonsense.”
“We’re doing a variety of stuff in 2024, so that you by no means know what’s going to occur sooner or later,” O’Meara added.
The Unbiased has contacted Spearritt for remark.
Final week, S Club launched their first single in twenty years, titled “These Are The Days”. The observe serves as a tribute to their “former pal” and “beloved” bandmate Cattermole, and who died of pure causes.
The Brit Award-winning band head out on their offered out tour in October, which has been renamed S Club: The Good Instances Tour in tribute to Cattermole and the tune on which he sang lead vocals.