S Club 7 Perform For The First Time In 12 Years: Watch

Christina Lee | November 15, 2014 10:04 am

For years, S Club 7 has hinted at a reunion. During the ’00s, the British teen pop group did have an incredible run in the UK, with 11 Top 10 singles (four of those reached #1). Before all that, the Simon Fuller-assembled group became a crossover sensation with 2000 charity single “Never Had a Dream Come True” and its FOX series S Club 7 in Miami. Likely, the outfit’s seven members (Rachel Stevens, Hannah Spearritt, Bradley McIntosh, Paul Cattermole, Jon Lee, Jo O’Meara and Tina Barrett) figured that getting back together, if only for a live performance, would draw a big crowd.

Last night (November 14), S Club 7 performed for the first time in 12 years during BBC’s Children In Need — yes, the same charity special that One Direction performed on, which draws millions of viewers each year.

To bright lights and fireworks, the troupe performed a five-minute hits medley, including “Bring It All Back,” “Don’t Stop Moving” and “S Club Party” – after all, as comedian Ricky Gervais can also attest, ain’t no party like an S Club Party. This should have felt like everything fans were dreaming of (the songs themselves are still fine and fun) but there was something disconcerting to seeing S Club 7, now clearly adults, performing what can only be described as after school special pop.

At least the night’s nostalgia factor was all for a good cause, right?

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