Remember S Club Juniors? This Is Where They Are Now…
The S Club Juniors released hit after hit of timeless sing-alongs, keeping every teen more than content after the tragic break up of the Spice Girls.
‘One Step Closer’, ‘Automatic High’, ‘Puppy Love’, ‘New Direction’ – the list goes on. They were truly iconic, and how can we prove this? Simply think back to one of your birthday parties in the noughties – and yes that banger that had everyone on the dance-floor (even your mate’s weird mum) was more than likely an S Club hit.
Cue to the sigh…fast forward to 2005. The ‘Juniors’ were no longer ‘Juniors’, as they inevitably outgrew their USP: their fresh-faced, teenage charm.
It’s been a long time since we saw all the members of S Club 8 together – but you may (or may not) be surprised to hear what they have been up to since; mostly because some of the UK’s biggest stars today were indeed S Club Juniors once upon a time. Prepare for your minds to be blown my friends…
1. Frankie Bridge (Sandford)
After her role in the band, Frankie Sandford briefly went solo – releasing two singles on her MySpace page, before continuing her successful music career through joining girl band The Saturdays.
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The girl group formed in 2007 and were an instant success with their colourful ensembles and enviable hair and make-up; they had 13 top 10 hits but sadly went on ‘break’ since 2014, whilst pursuing their own individual ventures.
Since her S Club 8 days, Frankie married professional footballer Wayne Bridge (2014); the beautiful pair went on to have two children together: Carter and Parker. She also participated in Strictly Come Dancing!
2. Jay Asforis
Since leaving the pop band, Jay Asforis changed his name to Jay Perry and has continued to pursue his love for music – West End shows.
Jay appeared in ‘Beautiful – The Carole King Story’, shown at the West End from October 2013, as well as ‘Hairspray’ and ‘Save the Last Dance for me’.
3. Hannah Richings
Hannah was never handed any solo parts of the S Club Juniors’ songs, but after the split of the band, she went on to release a solo single.
Whilst taking on serious parenting duties running after her little monkeys, Hannah also works for Barclays Bank.
4. Rochelle Humes (Wiseman)
Before reaching ultimate stardom as 1/5th of The Saturdays, Rochelle Wiseman was a member of The TigerLilys, a short-lived pop band back in 2006.
Recently, Rochelle has taken to presenting tv shows (a la Frankie) and hosts the popular ITV show ‘Ninja Warrier UK’ with co-hosts Chris Kamara and Ben Shepherd, she’s also hosted ‘The Xtra Factor’. Oh, and, of course, she married JLS member Marvin Humes!
5. Daisy Shelvey (Evans)
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Daisy Evans went on to be part of band who didn’t have much musical success but became famous by starring in their own MTV show: ‘Breaking From Above’.
Following in Frankie’s footsteps, Daisy also married a football player – Jonjo Shelvey.
6. Calvin Goldspink
Calvin ventured into the acting industry, landing the role of James Middleton in ‘William and Kate’, a film which was aired in the USA in 2011.
After becoming wed to wife Melissa, James now moves between LA and London.
7. Stacey McClean
The former singer put her stunning looks to good use and turned to a career in modelling.
At 27, the child star recently posed for a rather raunchy underwear shoot with lesauvage.tv.
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8. Aaron Renfree
After the group went their separate ways, Aaron stepped into his dancing shoes joining a dance company called TK Spin.
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He enrolled at Theatre Arts School, showing he really was a triple threat – well deservedly going on to star in the West End ‘We Will Rock You: The Musical.’
Although he left his singing days behind him, Aaron has taken on jobs in the music industry – just in a slightly different capacity.
Back in 2009-10, he put his new skillset to the test when he choreographed the performers on the X Factor Live Tours – he also – quite strangely – performed as a backing dancing for The Saturdays.
His links with musical reality TV do not end there… he also has performed live on The Voice as a dancer.