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Rachel Stevens gushes over her daughter Amelie

Rachel and her eldest daughter Amelie sat down exclusively with Hello! Magazine to share some exciting news regarding Amelie’s career path (hint: she’s reaching for the stars!!)

Check out the interview below, and pick up a copy on sale from tomorrow (15 August 2022).

In a new photoshoot with her 11-year-old daughter in HELLO! magazine, Rachel Stevens talks of her pride in how Amelie is now the one poised to reach for the stars, since taking to the stage in Sir Cameron Mackintosh’s Les Miserables – and reveals the advice she has shared.

The former S Club 7 singer and Dancing on Ice star, who is also mum to Minnie, aged eight, tells HELLO!, “Amelie really does lead this herself – I’m encouraging but not pushy, and from all the learning I’ve taken from my career, I try to give her the best advice I can and be there to answer her questions”

In their first joint photoshoot and interview, Amelie tells how, “The best advice my mum has given me is never give up on your dreams. If you put your mind to something you love, you can do anything.”

Of her famous mum, Amelie adds: “It is really weird and funny to think how my mum was a pop star before I was even born. It is cool that I have a mum that’s famous. I love watching the videos of S Club 7.”

Rachel was roughly the same age as Amelie when she went to a concert that would change her life forever.

“I went to see Kylie and I was in awe; I was spellbound. And I will never forget saying to my mum, ‘That’s what I want to do one day’,” recalls Rachel. “But it was just a pipe dream.”

Except, of course, it wasn’t. A chance meeting some eight years later, at the age of 19, with a couple of music producers in the canteen of Sony Records, where her younger brother worked, led to Rachel becoming a member of one of the best-loved bands of the noughties.

“It was one of those ‘meant to be’ moments, I guess – and in a way, that’s what happened to Amelie.”

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Rachel Stevens & Amelie Bourne in ‘Hello! Magazine’

Rachel Stevens Lands New Gig as Guest Host on ‘Heart Radio’

Rachel Stevens, who is no stranger to hitting the airwaves with her hit singles “Sweet Dreams My L.A. Ex” and “Some Girls” is in talks to join Heart Radio in the coming weeks!

Rachel will be joining a slew of other celebrities such as former Spice Girl Emma Bunton, Kelly Brook and Jamie Theakston (to name a few) initially on a temporary basis filling in for other hosts while on holiday, or working on other projects.

A source told The Sun on Sunday: “Bosses are keen to get Rachel on staff and she sees it as the fresh start she needs…”

Her radio debut has yet to be confirmed but watch this space!

Rachel Stevens’ Former Strictly Come Dancing Partner: ‘I should have won Strictly’

Fans may remember the natural chemistry between Rachel Stevens and Vincent Simone when they hit the Strictly Come Dancing dancefloor back in 2008. The duo’s dances are still praised as the best of the series. Before heading out on tour, Vincent Simone has been doing some press and has revisited his time with Rachel on the show!

Vincent says dancing with the former S Club 7 singer was his Strictly highlight. “We had this amazing connection and we looked beautiful together,” he said. “It was hard work with her because people thought she was a trained dancer but actually she wasn’t so I had to work twice as hard.

“We managed to succeed and we managed to make the final and we finished second even though that was the year when we should have won – they had that muck-up with the judging. But people still remember my rumba and my Argentine tango so dancing with Rachel Stevens was the highlight of being on Strictly.”

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Rachel Stevens: “I get so much inspiration from women everyday”

In a recent interview Rachel speak with HER in regards to her fashion influences.

When S Club 7 burst onto the scene in 1999, they brought us hit after hit, as well as some iconic fashion moments. One alumni who will admit to the odd fashion faux pas during the early 2000s is Rachel Stevens, but since then, she’s been on quite the sartorial journey. In fact, she credits those early pop days as being a pivotal moment in finding her own style.

“I’ve always loved fashion since I was little,” Rachel tells Her. “My grandma had this fashion boutique that I used to go and spend loads of time in, and I was just around it all the time. And then, obviously, my career took me into a world where it was all about fashion, and, being in a pop band in the 2000s, I made a lot of fashion faux pas.”

The S Club 7 members went their separate ways in 2003, and Rachel kickstarted her own super successful solo career (who could forget the absolute banger that is Sweet Dreams my LA Ex?). During this time, she learned more and more about fashion, and how to dress for her frame. After all, at five foot, she is quite petite.

She says: “Throughout my career, I’ve got to work with some amazing stylists and designers, and I’ve been to a million fittings so I’ve learnt what works on my body shape, and because I’m petite, I’m constantly having to shorten everything.

“I believe we can wear anything, it’s just about proportions and how it fits on your body.”

In terms of influence, Rachel gets ideas from the women in her life.

“I get so much inspiration from women everyday,” she says. “There are a lot of influencers who I follow who I admire, but it could also be a woman on the street. I’m that person who will go up to someone and go, ‘Oh my God, where is that dress from?’ I just love style, I love fashion, I love clothes.”

Over the past few years, Rachel has channeled her passion professionally, and her latest edit with Oasis is a testament to that.

Defining it stylistically, Rachel says the collection is “feminine, but with an edge to it”.

“It’s a real mix of gorgeous statement dresses, it’s all about the details and the shapes. I love a big drama sleeve, the scalloped edges, the details in the stitching. It’s just really wearable, comfortable, stylish, but also with an edge to it.”

You can purchase items from Rachel’s summer collection with Oasis by Clicking Here!

S Club 7’s “Sunshine” Gets a Vinyl Release

Rachel’s former band S Club 7 released several chart topping songs during their 5 year reign in the pop industry between 1999 – 2003, and their third album “Sunshine” is being released exclusively through HMV on with Yellow & Red ‘Sunshine’ Splatter vinyl.

“Sunshine” (which peaked at #3 on the UK Albums chart) features three number one singles including Don’t Stop Movin’, Have You Ever, and Never Had A Dream Come True as well as the #2 single “You”.

The album also features the Rachel led tracks “Show Me Your Colours” (which was rumored to be a singles contender) as well as “Boy Like You”.

The vinyl will be released on 18 June 2022 — The HMV website currently lists it as “Sold Out” however, it is not available for pre-order as of yet, so don’t fret! For now you can view the HMV page by clicking here!!

Rachel Stevens discusses Bikini’s, motherhood, and S Club ahead of her new role as National Lottery ambassador

Rachel Stevens has sat down with The Sun and discussed things around her posing for another bikini shoot, how she doesn’t actively talk to her S Club bandmates, and being a mother and accepting her new role as the National Lottery ambassador.

Aa the height of her fame Rachel Stevens regularly appeared on magazine covers and was named the sexiest woman of all time.

Now, nearly 20 years on, the former S Club 7 singer is a 44-year-old married mother of two — and in an exclusive interview she says she would still be happy to pose in a bikini again.

Rachel, who married actor Alex Bourne in 2009 and is mum to their kids Amelie, 11, and Minnie, eight, also discussed her mental health struggles, balancing her career with motherhood and the drive to help disadvantaged kids get into acting as part of her new role as a National Lottery ambassador.

She told The Sun on Sunday: “Yes I’d do another bikini shoot, why not?

“I loved doing those shoots because it was an opportunity to do something where I could express myself in a different way to Top Of The Pops or Smash Hits and all those other magazines the band did.

“I love photoshoots and find them really creative. I love getting involved with how we are going to make the pictures look.

“So if there is an opportunity to do all that then yes, I could definitely see myself doing shoots like that.

“But it will be something different these days because mags like FHM were so of- the-moment.

“I don’t think it will ever be like that again.”

Rachel had previously pledged to hang one her favourite magazine covers on the wall of the family home in North London.

Asked if she had seen the promise through, she said: “I haven’t got round to it yet, but I will.

“I promise you here and now I will put one up on my wall.

“I am very open with the kids about everything, so it won’t be awkward.”

Rachel also hinted that she would love to be back on stage with her bandmates — Tina Barrett, Paul Cattermole, Jon Lee, Bradley McIntosh, Jo O’Meara and Hannah Spearritt.

The group formed in 1998 and went on to have four No1 singles and sell ten million albums worldwide.

They even had their own TV show, Miami 7, before they disbanded in 2003 and briefly reunited in 2014.

Rachel said: “Our last reunion was amazing. Seeing everyone enjoying our music and us getting to perform it again was great.

“But who knows? Getting seven people together is hard. I haven’t spoken to them, to be honest, and I need to do that.”

For now, the star is concentrating on her new ambassador role for the National Lottery Platinum Jubilee Fund, which is providing more than £22million to communities across the UK to commemorate the Queen’s 70-year reign.

Funding will be awarded to community, arts, sports and environmental initiatives, with hundreds of grants being made to organisations the length and breadth of the country.

This week Rachel visited The SPID Theatre Company in West London’s Kensal House Estate, which received £46,912 for a refurbishment.

The theatre is working with children and adults — including those affected by the Grenfell Tower fire five years ago — who might otherwise never get to perform on stage.

Rachel said: “This is so important. There is so much untapped talent out there.

“To have a space like this, where people can come and play and be creative, is absolutely essential — especially for children.”

Rachel added that her own children are both fans of her songs and her oldest daughter wants to follow her into showbiz.

She said: “I remember once dropping them off at nursery and Don’t Stop Moving came on the radio. Amelie and Minnie were so proud and saying, ‘Wind down the windows so everyone can hear’. They have moments of, ‘Wow, that was so amazing’.

“But I am just ‘Mum’ and they want me to be at their beck and call all the time and to not go to work.

“And entertainment is so different now — the girls just want to watch TikTok.”

Rachel also admits that being in the public eye has its downfalls.

She said: “I have never regretted becoming famous. It’s brought me so much and I’m so grateful for it. But there was a lot of learning to do after leaving S Club 7.

“The band was a whirlwind — everything was done for us in terms of our scheduling and it was all very protected. I was only 19 years old and it was a time in my life where, if I wasn’t in a band like that, I’d have been finding my own way and doing my own diary.

“But we were always on location or in a hotel, and it was an incredible experience — but you miss a lot of life lessons along the way.

“I think also that, emotionally and personally, a lot of feelings were pushed down because I had to have my showbusiness face on all the time.

“More than any other band really, we had our TV show and our movies and albums and radio tours. It was intense.”

Asked if she had mental health struggles when she was younger, she said: “Yes, definitely.

“I have always been someone that overthinks things — a deep thinker, a worrier.

“Growing up, I used to internalize everything and didn’t really talk about anything, and I just got used to doing that.

“I grew up in a family that was very close and warm but we didn’t really talk about our feelings.

“I was very sensitive and would soak up and internalize everything that was going on around me, but I didn’t have an outlet for it.

“Once I joined the band, I did that even more. So when I left S Club 7 I had to relearn how to be open with people. I still find interviews really hard, to be honest.

“Talking about my personal feelings is something I never learnt to do so it feels quite exposing.”

Rachel admits that being voted the sexiest woman of all time by FHM in 2014 could have been a curse as well as a blessing.

She said: “A lot of emphasis has been put on looks throughout my career and it’s so important not to do that.

“I guess when you’re in the public eye there is a pressure in general on how we look. You do see a lot of images of yourself and it creates pressure to be a certain way and look a certain way.

“And some days you feel confident in how you look and some days you don’t.

“I try to look after myself as much as possible.

“I get outside and walk and do yoga. I don’t go to the gym.

“For me the best exercise is dancing in my kitchen or on a good night out.

“I try to eat well but I’m always busy juggling a million things, so it can be hard.

“Some days I’m like, ‘Yes, I’ve got this’. Others, I don’t drink a glass of water until eight o’clock at night.

“I like a drink — a glass of wine or a lychee martini — but a couple and I’m gone. I’m the biggest lightweight.”

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Rachel Stevens on “Things I Told My Daughter” Podcast with Mother, Linda

Back in January Rachel appeared on the Fabulous Magazine podcast ‘Things I Told My Daughter’ with her mother Linda.

Hosted by Peta Todd, they discuss everything from her former popstar years, to navigating life as a mother, and being sexualized and placed in a bubble and how her experience in the industry inspires her to teach her daughters about the importance of beauty inside and out.

Listen to ‘Things I Told My Daughter” Podcast

Rachel Stevens’ Daughter Amelie Bourne Lands West-End Gig

Rachel Stevens didn’t want to be “a pushy show mum” but is “bursting with pride” that her eldest daughter, Amelie, has landed a job on the West End.

It was revealed at the weekend how the 43 year old’s daughter Amelie, 11, has landed the role as Young Eponine in Les Misérables at London’s Sondheim Theatre.

A source has told OK! online how former S Club 7 star Rachel wanted to “guide and protect her” as she landed her first professional job after seeing the pitfalls of the industry.

They said: “Rachel has been protective of her children because she’s seen what it’s like to be a young star and all that comes with it from her time in S Club.

“She knows the pitfalls of fame and has seen what can happen to young stars – even with members of the band after it ended.

“But this is all that her daughter wants to do, she’s got the performing gene from her mum.”

The source added: “Rachel didn’t want to be a pushy show mum but she’s been able to guide her and protect her. She is bursting with pride.”

Rachel, who competed in this year’s Dancing On Ice, spoke about her daughter’s surprising new job to MailOnline.

She said: “I’m always singing, always, and so are my kids. We’re in a very musical house and my daughter is definitely following in my footsteps.

“I’d help her in terms of being there for advice and to guide her for sure, but it’s a very different world now, music is like a whole different industry to when I was in it.

“She’s actually in a show at the moment in the West End so she’s already starting her journey and I’m so proud of her. She’s loving it so much and she’s found her career.”

Discussing how she feels watching her daughter on stage, Rachel added: “I’m usually bawling pretty much, just so proud of her just bursting with pride really.

“The first time I went to see her, my heart was pounding,” she continued, adding it is “so emotional and so special.”

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WATCH NOW: Rachel Stevens on Week 4 of “Dancing on Ice”

After returning to the ice following an Injury and a dance-off last week, Rachel Stevens returned to the ice performing The Waltz to “If I Ain’t Got You” by Alicia Keys along with partner Brendyn Hatfield. Supported in the audience by former S Club bandmate Jo O’Meara and her mother Linda and Step-Father.

Gathering a score of 25 of 40 from the judges and a low score from the voting public Rachel was once again in the skate off, dancing to Lady A’s “Need You Now”.

Unfortunately, Rachel was eliminated in week 4 of the competition following the dance off.

While this is not the desired outcome, Rachel did fantastic in the competition and she learned a new skill and was able to implement old ones! Rachel danced (on ice) with style and grace and will always be a champion in our eyes!

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Rachel Stevens & Brendyn Hatfield in Week 4 of ‘Dancing on Ice’

WATCH NOW: Rachel Stevens on Week 3 of “Dancing on Ice”

Following an injury during training in December, Rachel has finally took center stage on ITV’s “Dancing on Ice” earlier tonight! In attendance was Rachel’s husband Alex and their daughters Amelie and Minnie.

Dancing along side partner Brendyn Hatfield Rachel performed her debut number “Lady Marmalade” by Patti LaBelle and did so with style, grace, and a certain Je ne sais quoi.

Unfortunately for Rachel, she was in the bottom two of this weeks competition ending with a score of 26.5. However, she redeemed herself during the skate-off against television presenter Ria Hebden performing “Need You Now” by Lady A and was saved for another week of ‘Dancing on Ice’

Tune in next week on ITV at 6PM.