S Club 7 fans were shocked to hear the devastating news that singer Paul Cattermole passed away aged 46 in April. Tributes have poured in for the star ,who recently rejoined his band mates following the announcement that they were reuniting for a 25 year anniversary tour. The group were all still close friends, despite Paul and Hannah previously being in a romantic relationship.
However, in an unearthed interview, Paul had once claimed that his relationship with bandmate Hannah Spearritt only happened because they were forced to, claiming that it was "written into their contracts" when they appeared on the show Hollywood 7, a spin-off of the band’s CBBC show Miami 7, "and because of that, it sort of happened".
Asked if he felt that he was "forced into the relationship", he told Guardian's G2 magazine: "Yeah, but like I say. It didn’t feel like that because I had totally grown into the idea, quite quickly...I thought she was great." But he added that the relationship "did not happen organically". Paul and Hannah split up in 2006 but then got back together for a few months later in 2015, although Paul denied that he and Hannah were dating at the time Hollywood 7 aired their first on-screen kiss in October 2001.
Paul and Hannah split for good in 2015
S Club 7 - formed of Paul, Hannah, Tina Barrett, Rachel Stevens, Jo O'Meara, Bradley McIntosh and Jon Lee – sold over 10million albums worldwide, starred in their own TV series and won two BRITs throughout their career. Paul left the group in 2002, citing 'creative differences', and the group changed their name from S Club 7 to simply S Club before splitting for good a year later.
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