Author: Dale

Rachel Stevens to join “Rip It Up: The 70’s”

Former S Clubber and Strictly Come Dancer contestant Rachel Stevens will be joining the cast for “Rip It Up: The 70s”.

Rachel is best known for being a part of S Club 7, although she previously showcased her dance skills during the eighth series of Strictly Come Dancing, where she narrowly missed out on picking up the Glitterball Trophy.

Speaking about the tour, Rachel said: “I am so excited to be joining the cast for Rip It Up The 70s. Dancing has played such an important role in my life. Like Louis, Strictly was one of the best experiences of my life, so I’m really looking forward to being involved in such an amazing production. And what’s not to love about the music and fashion of the ‘70s? It’s going to so much fun.”

Tickets for Rip It Up The 70s go on sale at 10am on Friday (June 7) and will be available from the official website. VIP ticket packages will also be available, offering fans the chance to meet Louis, Rachel and Melody and receive a VIP tour laminate and a signed photo.

September
Fri 13 Norwich Theatre Royal
Sat 14 Hayes Beck Theatre*
Sun 15 Dartford Orchard Theatre
Tue 17 Bradford King’s Hall
Wed 18 Leicester De Montfort Hall
Thu 19 Milton Keynes Theatre
Fri 20 Peterborough New Theatre
Sat 21 Ipswich Regent Theatre
Sun 22 Swindon Wyvern Theatre*
Tue 24 Aylesbury Waterside Theatre
Wed 25 Barnstaple Queen’s Theatre*
Thu 26 Bournemouth Pavilion
Fri 27 Chatham Central Theatre
Sat 28 Eastbourne Congress Theatre
Sun 29 Brighton Theatre Royal*

October
Tue 1 Woking Victoria Theatre
Wed 2 Cambridge Corn Exchange
Thu 3 High Wycombe The Swan Theatre
Fri 4 Basingstoke Anvil Theatre
Sat 5 St Albans Alban Arena*
Sun 6 Northampton Derngate Theatre
Tue 8 Scunthorpe Baths Hall
Wed 9 Liverpool Philharmonic Hall
Thu 10 Carlisle Sands Centre
Fri 11 Aberdeen Music Hall
Sat 12 Perth Concert Hall
Sun 13 Glasgow King’s Theatre
Mon 14 Edinburgh Kings Theatre
Wed 16 Billingham Forum Theatre*
Thu 17 Manchester Opera House
Fri 18 Nottingham Royal Concert Hall
Sat 19 Birmingham Symphony Hall
Sun 20 Southend Cliffs Pavilion*
Tue 22 Cardiff St David’s
Wed 23 Bath Forum Theatre
Thu 24 Guildford GLive
Fri 25 Worthing Pavilion Theatre*
Sat 26 Yeovil Octagon Theatre*
Sun 27 Bromley Churchill Theatre*
Tue 29 York Barbican
Wed 30 Halifax Victoria Theatre

November
Sat 2 Southport Waterfront Southport
Sun 3 Newcastle Theatre Royal*
Wed 6 London Palladium

Rachel Stevens appears in “You Magazine”

Rachel Stevens, singer and TV personality, lives in a modern detached house in North London with her husband, actor Alex Bourne, and their daughters Amelie, eight, and Minnie, five.

The house Rachel Stevens and her family moved into felt like a big blank white box – apart from a few slightly bizarre style statements. ‘The developer had gone to town in the bedroom with a glittery silver and black wallpaper. It was very masculine and not at all me,’ smiles Rachel.

Despite her own star-spangled career, which began with S Club 7 when she was just 19, Rachel’s interiors style is far from glitzy. Think plush velvets, dusky pinks and dreamy artworks: ‘I prefer lots of soft, subtle layers that add up to a strong personality,’ she says. So out went the swathes of beige carpet and 1980s nightclub walls, making way for a gentler palette of deep pastels, livened up with rich greens, evocative art and flashes of brass.

‘As the frame of the house is fairly modern, I was keen to bring character and warmth into the spaces,’ she says. To help mastermind this mood change, Rachel brought in interior designer Emma Gurner of Folds Inside (foldsinside.com). A more coherent scheme of punchy pastels gradually evolved, to which they added shapely furniture and a cool edit of pots, candlesticks and smoky glassware. ‘I can’t resist buying cute little vases and potted cacti – I love how switching accessories around can instantly refresh a space,’ says Rachel.

Since having her daughters, the concept of home has taken on even more significance for Rachel. ‘I’ve loved building a haven for us all. To me, a house expresses your style but, more importantly, it’s about surrounding yourself with things that reflect your family’s story,’ she says.

For the four years that Rachel was with S Club 7, life was a rollercoaster of filming, touring and recording, followed by a solo career based in Los Angeles. ‘It was an incredible experience, but not very domestic – I was never at home, so I didn’t really learn to cook properly,’ she says.

Before she found pop fame, Rachel trained at the London College of Fashion. ‘My first proper job was in fashion, but at lunchtimes I’d nip into the canteen at Sony Music for a free meal, because my brother worked there. One day, two producers came over and asked me if I could sing…’ Twenty years on, Rachel is returning to her first love: ‘My goal is to create my own fashion and lifestyle brand,’ she says.

The music world ‘now feels like another lifetime’. That said, she’s got a fine collection of awards – music and otherwise – in her downstairs loo, including FHM’s Sexiest Women of the Year 2003 and Rear Of The Year 2009. ‘I thought they would fit in nicely there,’ she jokes.

Rachel Stevens attends ‘Trust In Fashion’ Fundraiser

Earlier this afternoon, Rachel made her first public appearance of 2019 when she attended the Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity Hosts Annual ‘Trust In Fashion’ Fundraiser at The Grosvenor House Hotel with her mother, Linda!

Be sure to click the images above to proceed to our gallery for more images from this event! For more information on Rainbow trust Children’s Chairity be sure to head on over to their websitehttps://rainbowtrust.org.uk/