S Club 7 star says she and her family were made homeless before Christmas
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When it comes to nineties bands, few were more iconic than S Club 7.
But despite the immense success once enjoyed by the band, one of its original members has revealed that she ended up homeless.
Hannah Spearritt, now 41, is currently living in an office with her partner Adam Thomas and their two children Taya and Tora.
The family were left with no option but to move into a friend's former business site after they were unable to pay £6,000 for a short-term rental property.
The dire situation came after the family found themselves moving homes four times in the past six months.
While Hannah did rake in £150,000 a year during S Club 7's heyday in 2000, the band itself made £50 million - the majority of which its members never saw.
Hannah explained that her financial situation took a recent turn for the worst after she was left bed-bound by illness and her family's café was unable to open.
"We were not on a good wage compared to the money being made," she told The Sun of S Club 7.
"People think we must all be millionaires but sadly it's just not true. It was what it was and we enjoyed ourselves at the time."
The family explained that their landlord decided to sell their London home and gave them just two months to leave - but this date was brought forward.
Describing the rents for short-term lets as 'extortionate', the family went on to stay at a friend's house over Christmas 2022 before moving to the office.
"We just used it as our living room. We could work in there and the kids played," the singer said.
"It was extra space. The kids' beds were there and we had the crayons out. The climbing frame was up; it was fun for them.
"It was stressful but you deal with it, don't you? Especially with the kids.
"Whatever doesn’t break you, as they say."
While Hannah went on to reunite with the band on and off after their initial 2003 split, she has also pursued other ventures including acting.
Opening up about what led to her current homelessness, Hannah said: "There have been delays with the café. The reasons are very personal. It's life stuff, and hard to explain.
"I had an illness that took it out of me and I hardly got out of bed in three months.
"The depths of life hit us; big hardships. But ultimately we're still here. And the cafe will open. We're looking forward to the future."
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