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Rumor: Rachel Stevens to Headline Manchester Pride

With the recent performances of Rachel (including her stint at Proud Embankment over the Christmas holiday) or her recent performance with Gary Barlow ) it seems Rachel has gotten the bug for performing. This has sparked a slew of rumors of both a S Club reunion and a return to solo music.

Recently an article has published that Manchester Pride is going to return this summer and there is a short list of artists believed to be in talks to perform at the event, including, none other than Rachel Stevens. Other artists named include: Sam Smith, Lucy Spraggan, Michelle Visage, and Olly Alexander from Years & Years.

Just last year former External singer Louise Redknapp relaunched her solo career following some festival performances and released her first album in twenty years just last year!

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Rachel Stevens performs “Sweet Dreams My L.A. Ex” with Gary Barlow

Earlier this year Take That’s Gary Barlow announced he was beginning a Big Reunion style television show and hoped to get S Club 7 to take part in the series. The story was widely reported in the UK press earlier this year, however, no further information has been made available.

However, it does seem that Gary has been in talks with members of S Club as earlier today he released a video that featured Rachel on his YouTube channel and the duo sung a rendition of Rachel’s debut single “Sweet Dreams My L.A. Ex” and Rachel sounds absolutely stunning.

Check out the video below!!

Rachel Stevens Appears on ‘Loose Women’ to Discuss Mental Health

Earlier this afternoon Rachel made an appearance on ‘Loose Women’ to discuss mental health, something that has plagued so many during quarantine.

The interview has a few special moments including her discussing her family life before S Club (some information even I didn’t know), meeting and marrying her childhood sweet heart and the price of fame and how she dealt with the immense pressure of living life in the spotlight.

Rachel is joined by the Loose Women cast of women including former S Club Junior (and Saturdays member) Frankie Bridge.

Check out Rachel’s video below!

Rachel Stevens: “I Want My Girls to Have Self-Belief”

Rachel Stevens recently chatted with The Sun about her time in S Club 7 and being voted as ‘The Sexiest Woman of All Time’ in FHM.

Most mums don’t need to worry about their kids finding racy photos of them . . . so long as they are careful. But for Rachel Stevens, it isn’t so easy.

The former S Club 7 singer, now a mother of two, was a fixture on lads-mag covers at the height of her fame — with only sexy undies or a carefully placed arm to protect her modesty.

he featured on FHM’s Sexiest Women lists 11 years in a row in the Noughties and readers voted her their sexiest woman of ALL TIME in 2014.

Most of those mags have since bitten the dust. But what would Rachel’s daughters Amelie, ten, and Minnie, six, think of their mum’s daring appearances?

Rachel, 42, says: “Winning ‘sexiest female’ was so lovely and so flattering. Obviously it’s all tongue-in-cheek and a bit of fun.

“For me, being in FHM wasn’t sexualised, it was about being sensual and creative. It was about being part of a team.

“I love photoshoots, anyway. I find them so fun and creative.

“I wouldn’t worry about showing Amelie and Minnie those shoots because I’m proud of what I did and my career. It was so of-the-moment. I took it for what it was — a bit of fun.”

Despite her stunning looks, Rachel struggled for confidence in her late teens and early twenties.

But she now feels much more comfortable with herself and wants to instill that positivity in her daughters.

She says: “Looking back, I wasn’t confident really. I’m definitely much more confident now. I know what I want. You just get to know yourself and what you need, don’t you?

“I want to bring my girls up to be confident in who they are and the decisions they make. I want them to have self-belief . . . as rounded human beings. I’ll always be very honest with them. Kids are so emotionally smart — sometimes more so than we are as grown-ups.”

Rachel had just turned 19 when she joined S Club 7. She posed for her first FHM cover in a black leather crop-top and leggings in 2000, aged 22.

Her second shoot came the next year, alongside bandmates Hannah Spearritt, Jo O’Meara and Tina Barrett — each of whom featured on a version of the cover. Rachel’s copies sold out the fastest.

Now she says posing for lads’ mags helped the band shed its squeaky clean image, adding: “When you’re a teenager, you don’t really know who you are.

“You’re just working yourself out and that’s the time I got into the band. We were so protected and managed. So there was a lot of learning and growing to do.

“I’ll never forget our first FHM shoot with all the girls, the four of us. We were marketed at a very young audience, so we had always done Smash Hits, Top Of The Pops and all those magazines before that.

“This gave us an opportunity to be a bit more grown-up and not be so ­smiley, happy, kind of bubblegum. It was a nice opportunity to show another side.

“When you’re in a pop group you’re quite one-dimensional in a way. People like to put you in a little box. It meant we could have a bit more of a play.”

After the band — which also featured Bradley McIntosh, Jon Lee and Paul Cattermole — split in 2003, Rachel pursued a solo career and was ­runner-up on Strictly in 2008.

Her daughters have caught the bug for performing and Rachel is not against them following in her footsteps.

She says: “Amelie has decided she wants to be a singer. Obviously, it could change, as she’s only ten. But she’s passionate about singing.

“Minnie loves dancing. She’s saying she wants to be a chef right now. I will support them in whatever they want to do.”

Rachel married childhood sweetheart Alex Bourne in 2009, the year before giving birth for the first time. She says: “We were boyfriend-girlfriend when we were 12. We went out for about four weeks, which is a long time when you’re 12! It was real love.

“As we grew up in the same area, we were in and out of social groups and went out again when 15 or 16 then parted for years.

“We randomly bumped into each other when we were in our late twenties. We got to know each other again and when I went off to LA, he came out and that was that.

“His mum was like, ‘I knew when you were 12 you were going to be (together) and Alex says he did too, which is very romantic.”

This month Rachel is performing at Cabaret All Stars at ­London’s Proud Embankment on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

It is the first time in more than a decade she has sung her solo tunes including Sweet Dreams My LA Ex and Funky Dory.

Despite her chart success — including four No1 hits with S Club 7 — she has nerves about taking to the stage.

Rachel says: “I always get nervous. But I’m excited. It feels like I’ve not performed my own solo stuff for a long time. So that’s really exciting and a bit of festivity.

“I think we all need a bit of Christmas in our lives.”

Rachel’s jewellery collaboration with Laura Gravestock launched earlier this month.

Rachel Stevens Opens Her December Residency at ‘All Star Cabaret’

Earlier tonight the one and only Rachel Stevens returned to the stage in London at Proud Embankment’s All Star Cabaret, and finally 2020 has given us something to be excited about!

Rachel sang her single’s ‘Sweet Dreams My L.A. Ex’ and ‘Some Girls’ completely live with the backings of some of the gorgeous ladies from the All Stars Cabaret.

If you are in the London area, we definitely recommend heading over to the Proud Embankment website and snagging Tickets for one of the remaining shows!!

December 15
December 16
December 22
December 23

Check out the videos below!!

Rachel Stevens on ‘The Masked Singer’ and former Band Mate Paul Cattermole

Rachel Stevens, also known as, the Sexiest Woman of all Time has recently launched her jewelry collection with Laura Gravestock, and has been doing some recent press! Rachel has some very interesting things to say about ‘The Masked Singer’ and her former band mate Paul Cattermole who has been struggling in recent years!

Speaking to The Daily Star Rachel stated, “I’ve been really into I’m A Celeb and watched it before bed. I think I’d be such a wuss, but I shouldn’t say that in case I do do it! The show my girls would love me to do is The Masked Singer. They love it. We sit and watch it as a family together and the whole concept of the show works really well for kids.”

We have a feeling Rachel isn’t on the upcoming season due to premiere on Boxing Day, but hey, maybe Hannah or Jon could grace the stage!! Speaking of Rachel’s former band mates, Rachel spoke briefly about Paul Cattermole’s financial difficulties stating: “I care about him and it’s sad to hear when anyone is struggling, I think it’s always important to put kindness out there and let people know that you’re there if they need you. I have kept in touch with all my bandmates on and off over the years”

But all seems to be well with Paul as he has recently begun releasing music online, much different from his S Club days!

Rachel Stevens launches Jewelry collection with Laura Gravestock

Earlier today, Rachel Stevens announced her collaboration with Laura Gravestock for a limited edition Jewelry range, beginning Friday pieces will be available for purchase in limited quantities.

Check our Laura’s video announcing the project this morning.

Be sure to keep an eye out on Rachel and Laura’s Instagram as well as Laura’s official website.

Rachel Stevens to host All-Stars Cabaret

Earlier this month Rachel attended the All-Stars Cabaret show, and now she is hosting it for a few special dates.

Join us for a Christmas spectacular featuring top talent from the stage and screen and World Class Cabaret and Circus performers on the Proud stage. This is the only show to see in the West End this Christmas, the acts that everybody is talking about. This show must be seen to be believed!

Indulge in our brand new Asian Modern European fusion cuisine menu, sample our carefully created cocktails, and prepare to be amazed.

Spend an evening with Rachel Stevens and Europe’s best cabaret stars in Proud Embankments showstopper ‘Cabaret All Stars’.

PROUD Embankment proudly presents it’s newest, hottest show. Cabaret All Stars is a Vegas style show introduced to London’s West End by the actress, soloist, and TV celebrity, Rachel Stevens.

With performances embodying the spirit of the swinging sixties & sexy seventies, we give you an experience of a lifetime. Enjoy world-class jazz musicians and on-stage bands, award-winning acrobats, fire breathers and burlesque beauties. Be prepared to be amazed. This is an unforgettable night out.

You can catch Rachel hosting on the following dates:

December 1
December 2
December 8
December 9
December 15
December 16
December 22
December 23

Ticket information is available here.

Rachel Stevens on ‘Celebrity Karaoke Club’

Earlier tonight the gorgeous Rachel Stevens appeared as a guest singer on ITV2’s “Celebrity Karaoke Club”. Contestant Scarlett Moffatt was midway through S Club 7’s debut single “Bring It All Back” when Rachel popped in to sing her part in the song.

Unfamiliar with Celebrity Karaoke Club? Well, it is truly a unique music show sees a line up of celebrities going head to head in a special karaoke competition, taking part in both solo performances and group battles. In a twist, the people they will have to impress are their fellow competitors as every celebrity karaoke singer is also a karaoke judge!

Check out Rachel’s 2020 rendition of ‘Bring it All Back’ below!