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S Club 7 down to five members as star quits after Paul Cattermole's death

S Club 7 down to five members as star quits after Paul Cattermole's death

The five remaining band members paid tribute to Paul Cattermole and confirmed details for their upcoming tour.

S Club 7 have shared an update ahead of their reunion tour one month after the tragic death of member Paul Cattermole.

The hugely popular music group also confirmed that one member will no longer be a part of the line-up for the upcoming tour.

The band shared a video on social media to pay tribute to Cattermole and confirm that the reunion tour will go ahead later this year.

“It’s been a while since you’ve heard from us but in all honesty, we’ve been in a bit of shock,” Jon Lee said.

“It has taken a while for us to find the right words to describe how we feel about losing our brother Paul.”

Rachel Stevens added: “Just taking the time to process and get our heads around it all and also taking some time to share time together so we can remember Paul and all the memories we had together.”

S Club 7 are now down to five members.
Trinity Mirror / Mirrorpix / Alamy Stock Photo

Tina Barrett continued that the situation after Paul’s death is ‘really sad’ while Bradley McIntosh said the band are in ‘disbelief’ after the death of Cattermole, and called their late bandmate a ‘unique specimen of a human being’.

He continued: “No one could ever replace our Paul but he lives on inside each and every one of us.”

Jo O’Meara also praised Cattermole and said he was ‘just a really specifical person’.

However, Hannah Spearritt did not appear in the video and the band are now down to five members.

Lee referenced the fact that there are only five members left and confirmed Spearritt has decided not to perform on the reunion tour, which was announced earlier this year before Cattermole’s death.

Spearritt and Cattermole used to date from 2001 for five years. They rekindled their romance in 2015 before going their separate ways again after a few months.

Hannah Spearritt will not perform this year after Paul Cattermole's death.
BBC

In February 2023, the group announced plans about their 25th anniversary. The tour – which will be re-named in honour of Cattermole - will kick off in October 13 in Liverpool before hopping over to Dublin, then Glasgow, and then working their way down through the UK before their final show in London on the 28th.

Barrett explained: “We’re calling the tour ‘The Good Times Tour’ in tribute to Paul because that was his song and all fans know that, that was his song. So, it feels right."

Stevens added that Paul 'was such a huge part of this tour' as he was 'so involved in everything' that the group had been planning.

The band previously changed their name to S Club when Cattermole left the group in 2002 and they released their album called Seeing Double before going on hiatus.

Cattermole was found dead in his home last month in Dorset aged 46.

Featured Image Credit: Trinity Mirror / Mirrorpix / Alamy Stock Photo BBC

Topics: TV and Film, Music, UK News