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Rachel Stevens on ‘Talk Radio’ with Nikki Glazer Hodge & Robbie Rinder

Following the launch party for ‘Oasis by Rachel Stevens’ last night Rachel has done a string of press appearances ahead of the official launch on Monday 25 October.

Check out the excerpt from Rachel’s interview with Robbie Rinder and Nikki Glazer Hodge where the trio discuss radio presenter Steve Allen has caused controversy for fat-shaming Strictly star Tilly Ramsay.

Check out the brief bit from the interview below!

Additional promotional should be coming out in the coming days!

Rachel Stevens dishes on ‘Dancing on Ice’

At the launch for her new collection with Oasis by Rachel Stevens, Rachel exclusively spoke with The Sun on her competition on the upcoming season of ITV’s Dancing on Ice where she determined who she think will win the series!

Check out the interview below!

Dancing on Ice star Rachel Stevens has revealed that Strictly’s Brendan Cole is already “throwing himself around” on the ice after only FOUR days of training.

Rachel, who has launched her own fashion collection with Oasis, said that she is very “competitive” and believes she could go all the way and win the ITV show.

The pop star, 43, has lifted the lid on some of the celebrities who may be her biggest competition.

Speaking exclusively to The Sun, she said: “I’ve been catching bits and bobs on Instagram of the other celebrities.

“Brendan Cole is throwing himself around the ice. But I think it’s early days for everyone.”

Rachel, who is swapping her dance shoes for ice skates, said that Pussycat Doll’s Kimberly Wyatt will also impress us with her moves.

“You know who is going to be amazing…Kimberly Wyatt. She is an incredible dancer and skater,” she teased.

The S Club 7 star is no stranger to showing off her competitive side, thanks to her time on Strictly Come Dancing in 2008 and Masterchef in 2017.

When asked if she’ll be taking home the Dancing on Ice trophy, she replied: “Yeah, why not. I am definitely competitive.”

The mum-of-two, who is married to 44-year-old film producer Alex Bourne, said she is thrilled for daughters Amelie, ten, and seven-year-old Minnie to see her skate.

“I did Strictly, I hadn’t really thought about it and then I got approached to do it [Dancing on Ice] and it felt like the right time,” she continued.

“My girls are 10 and 7 and now they can be more a part of it.

“And it’s just an opportunity to learn a new skill, I was ready to learn something new and something to get your teeth into.”

Rachel revealed that training started four days but she has a long way to go before she’s doing any backflips of her own.

“Literally every time I get on the ice it feel like the first time.

“I’m still learning from the bottom up, but come back to me in a few weeks and I’m sure I’ll be bruised and battered for sure.”

Rachel shot to fame as a member of S Club 7 between 1999 and 2003 with hits including Reach for the Stars and Don’t Stop Moving.

But after the band split, Rachel went on to enjoy a successful solo career with chart-toppers including Sweet Dreams My LA Ex and Funky Dory.

A TV insider said: “She brings with her a huge fanbase from her days in S Club 7 and as an artist in her own right.

“Plus Rachel looks stunning and will look absolutely sensational on the ice – plus she has experience of dancing both in her pop career and afterwards.”

In 2008 she was a competitor on Strictly Come Dancing, finishing in second place with her pro partner, Vincent Simone.

Taking part in the BBC1 contest saw her postpone her wedding to boyfriend Alex Bourne, though they married in 2009 and the couple have two daughters.

Rachel will also be joined by 11 other celebrities including Coronation Street star Sally Dynevor, Love Island’s Liberty Poole and Rugby ace Ben Foden.

The noughties superstar looked sensational last night in a black satin dress and velvet block heels at her Oasis launch party.

Rachel has designed into every piece, creating two core capsules that build the perfect collection of covetable, wear-forever wardrobes for every occasion.

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Rachel Stevens appears on “Loose Women”

Following the announcement that Rachel will appear on the upcoming season of Dancing On Ice Rachel appeared on “Loose Women” as a panelist along side former S Club Juniors (and The Saturdays) member Frankie Bridge.

In the clips posted by the Loose Women YouTube account Rachel discusses how open you should be with your children and if you should choose your own happiness over your children, she brifeflu discusses her parents divorce at age 13! She continued to discuss how her proposal from Alex went.

Check out the clips below!!

 

Rachel Stevens to appear on “Dancing On Ice”

Rachel Stevens is set to return to our television screens in the new year and we’re excited for it!

Rachel Stevens has been cast along side Ben Foden, Bez, Brendan Cole, Liberty Poole, Regan Gascoigne, Sally Dynevor, and Stef Reid to appear in the upcoming 14th season of ITV’s “Dancing on Ice”.

Rachel, whom is no stranger to dancing given her time in the phenomenon that is S Club 7, but she also dabbled in a little dancing during her solo career, Strictly Come Dancing (2008), and most recently Rip It Up: The 70s.

More information will be posted as it becomes available!

Rachel Stevens Talks Pensions and Properties with “The Times”

Rachel Stevens has spoken with “The Times” regarding her finances, to include investment properties, the very first car she ever purchased, and how exactly she was discovered for her time in ‘S Club’.

Check out the full interview below!

Rachel Stevens was one seventh of the irrepressibly cheery pop group S Club 7, who racked up four UK No 1 singles and two Brit awards. Stevens, who grew up in Southgate, north London, went solo after the band split in 2003 and Sweet Dreams My LA Ex made it to No 2. She lost out in the final of Strictly Come Dancing in 2008 to the Holby City actor Tom Chambers and has appeared as a judge on The Voice in Ireland. Now 43, she writes a fashion and style blog and lives in north London with her husband and childhood sweetheart, Alex Bourne, an actor who is in property, and their daughters Amelie, ten, and Minnie, seven.

How much is in your wallet?
I never usually carry cash, but I’ve got about £25 in my purse at the moment because there’s so much going on with my children, like the end-of-school fair. That’s a lot of money for me — I feel rich!

Which credit cards do you use?
I like to know what’s coming out, so I use debit cards. I’ve got a joint card for home and family stuff, and my own card. I’m with Santander and I’ve got the 123 current account where you get money back when you pay certain bills. There’s a Santander on my high street, and pre-Covid it was easy to pop in and do what I needed to do. I’m getting better with the online banking thing, but I’m not very techy and I’m quite old-fashioned: I like to speak to someone and do things in person, especially with money. I sound like a granny!

Are you a saver or a spender?
I’m not a saver. I’ve always had a strong work ethic, but I didn’t grow up knowing how to budget. I went from having no money to making money, really fast. I don’t even know how much I made. The money came in sporadically, so it wasn’t like a nine-to-five job where you’re getting paid each month. I believe that money knowledge needs to be instilled from a young age. That’s why I’m trying to teach my girls, in a gentle way. When I give them pocket money, I explain: “You’ve got this amount. This is how much you can spend in the shop.” I’m looking at a bank account for kids called Gohenry. I think it’s a brilliant idea and they can start from age six.

Do you own a property?
I’ve bought and sold four properties and made money on all of them. I was 22 when I bought my first property — looking back that seems crazy. It was a flat in Hampstead, in a new complex with a gym, pool and a 24-hour porter, so there was someone to take my deliveries when I was away. It suited my lifestyle at the time, and because I was young and on my own, it was important that I had somewhere I felt safe. I bought it for about £500,000 not long after our first single, Bring it All Back. Four years later I sold it for a profit of about £100,000.

Are you better off than your parents?
Yes. My mum’s a hairdresser and my dad was in sales. My dad was a hard worker, but he went from making money to losing money, to making money, to losing money. He was always, like: “There’s a deal coming!” My parents weren’t rich, but we had everything we wanted. I felt rich because I was always family-orientated and we had the most wonderful time. We lived in Southgate, and for a family treat we’d go to this rib shack in the West End called Biguns Ribs, where we’d get bibs and do colouring in. It was so fun and the ribs were delicious. It was one of my favourite nights out when I was little because I was fascinated by the West End. It felt so grand and I was obsessed with the old buildings.

Have you ever been really hard-up?
My parents separated when I was 16 or 17 and we lost our family home. I was living in Cockfosters with my mum and my brothers, with no money coming in. My memories are blurry because emotionally it was a hard time, but I remember counting pennies to put £2 of petrol in the car so I could drive to the Tube station. I was at London College of Fashion doing a GNVQ in the business of fashion, but I don’t think it made me business savvy. When I’ve spoken to people I did the course with, we’ve been, like: “What did we actually learn?”

I hung out with my friends and tried to ignore what was going on with the family stuff. I wasn’t good with money, so I scrimped and bought clothes because that was all I wanted. There was a shop in Bond Street station where me and my friend would buy a top as soon as we got a bit of money, and once a week we’d get a chicken chow mein. My brother worked at Sony, the record label, in the café there. I used to go in for a free lunch and that’s where I had my sliding doors moment because when I was about 18 I was approached by some producers who asked if I could sing. That’s how I ended up in S Club 7.

Do you invest in shares?
I’ve had a pension since my mid-twenties. S Club 7 was a crazy time in my life. We were always in a different country and it was so fast-paced, my feet didn’t touch the ground. We weren’t given any financial advice and I definitely didn’t have any knowledge about pensions, but I got advice for myself quite early on. I was probably 20. I went with a financial adviser who’d been recommended by a family friend and I just went with what they said.

What has been your best investment?
My home. I’m such an advocate for property because it’s always there.

What has been your worst investment?
All my weights. I’ve spent a few hundred on gym stuff and it just sits there looking pretty. I did try for a while, I’d love to be that person, but I’m just not into weights. I’m more for getting out for a walk, or doing yoga. I’ve actually just got into Peloton — it’s great fun, so I’m getting into a good routine with that.

What’s your money weakness?
Clothes. I love clothes so much. Tops, dresses, shoes, bags — I just love fashion. There’s lots of shops I can’t walk past without going in, but I’m a real high street girl. I love Zara, H&M and & Other Stories. I’m specific now with what I buy because as you get older you know your own style, so I’d rather invest in forever pieces, then add the more trend-led stuff. It doesn’t have to cost hundreds. I think the high street is amazing — you can get a great cashmere jumper from H&M. I love online shopping too, but oh my God it’s dangerous. I’ll find myself on Net-a-Porter; it’s just so easy, isn’t it? I definitely shopped more over lockdown. My wedding dress was my most expensive item of clothing: it was made by an Israeli designer called Mira Zwillinger and I added to the design.

What was your most extravagant purchase?
I’ve got two brothers who are really into American cars, so I love cars, and when I got my first pay cheque I bought a Mercedes SLK-Class. I was 21 and it was so exciting because it was my first proper purchase. It was about £27,000 and it felt extravagant, but it was something I’d wanted from the time I started driving.

What’s better for retirement, property or pension?
I guess ideally both, but I’m not grown-up enough to know that answer

What’s your financial priority?
My kids. I’m thinking of their future. But it’s all about balance because money is wonderful and you’ve got to enjoy it. There’s no point in sitting on it and not spending anything, but it’s important to think ahead. Finding that balance has been a real learning curve for me and I’m still striving to achieve that.

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Rachel Stevens and Family take on Team Great Britain for the #ArmChairChallenge

In an absolutely adorable new video for DFS, Rachel Stevens and her family including her husband Alex Bourne (who recently launched London House) and their two daughters Amelie and Minnie take part in the Arm Race Challenge which consists of different challenges that you can do around your house!

Speaking to Daily Mail Rachel stated: “I’m a really quite competitive person, but for this we just wanted to have fun,” Rachel says. “It’s not often that I work with my family so having Alex and the girls there was so lovely and the girls were so excited. It was more about us being together as a family, gearing each other up and actually being part of a team against these amazing athletes.”

In the remote challenge, Rachel takes on members of the #TeamGreatBritain that will go to the summer Olympics in Tokyo this summer “I will definitely be watching. It’s an amazing thing for people to look forward to and get involved with. The athletes are such inspiring people, what they achieve and what they do for our country and other countries around the world, it’s an amazing thing.”

Do you want to get in on the action and take on DFS Ambassadors Max Whitlock, Adam Peaty, Vicky Holland and Jazmin Sawyers, in your own Armchair Athlete games this summer? Head over to Daily Mail to find out more about the games, then when you’re at your peak performance ask someone to film your best attempts and share your video using #ArmchairAthlete to Instagram, Twitter or Facebook and you’ll be entered into a prize draw with the chance of winning £5,000!

Check out Team Stevens below!

(Please note this competition is in no way affiliated with RachelStevens.com)

Rachel Stevens appears on “Sliding Doors” Podcast

Rachel Stevens has recently appeared on Jennie Becker’s “Sliding Doors” podcast. The Podcast is based on the ‘sliding doors concept’ based off of a 1998 movie: “The term a sliding doors moment became a term popularized in the late 20th-century meaning seemingly inconsequential moments that nonetheless alter the trajectory of future events.”

In the Podcast Rachel discusses her “Sliding Door” moments including how she originally came to be in S Club, and how meeting her now husband Alex Bourne after swearing off men. Check out the official synopsis below.

Rachel Stevens is best known as a former member of S Club 7. Alongside this she has also had her own successful solo career, was a finalist on Strictly Come Dancing and has starred on stage and screen. Today she focuses most of her time bringing it back to her roots and love of fashion. As well as inspiring us with her effortless style content and outfit picks, she is also a wife and mum to her two lovely daughters

In this episode we chat all about how a chance meeting, led to Rachel beginning her journey into the world of music – and what a journey it was! We discuss all things S Club and how important it is to push yourself out of your comfort zone and throw your all into whatever you do in life. We look into her ‘what if’ scenarios and discuss what an important role relationships, learning from the people you meet, and balance play in our lives. Timing is everything, and this could not be more true when hearing all about Rachel’s amazing Sliding Doors moments!

Listen to the “Sliding Doors” Podcast Now!

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!