An Ex-Bandmate Revealed The S Club 7 Romance Was A Sham & I Don’t Believe In Love Anymore

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In not at all shocking news, S Club 7’s Paul Cattermole has revealed that his relationship with co-star Hannah Spearritt was a big fat sham.

Usually celebrities are meant to deny their manufactured relationships, but the former vocalist was not holding back in his latest interview.

In an interview with The Guardian for his new gig on First Dates Hotel UK, Cattermole obviously got slammed with S Club 7-related questions, which he claims he’s been answering “for 20 years”.

But the big shocker was when he revealed that his last highly-publicised relationship with fellow S Club 7 member Hannah Spearritt felt “contractually forced” by television executives.

The former bandmates’ relationship was allegedly written up in their contract for the spinoff television series, Hollywood 7. Cattermole revealed that he felt forced into the relationship by execs, and that it “did not happen organically”, but that doesn’t mean he didn’t like Spearritt or enjoy the relationship.

“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,” Cattermole replied when asked if he felt forced.

Although the relationship was a bit of a sham, at least the band were actually friends.

“We were closer than many pop groups – people that used to work with us said: ‘Wow, you guys actually speak, you actually stay in the same room.’ Most of them don’t,” Cattermole said.

S Club 7, consisting of Tina Barrett, Rachel Stevens, Jo O’Meara, Bradley McIntosh, Jon Lee as well as Hannah Spearritt and Paul Cattermole, was one of the biggest pop groups to come out of the UK since the Spice Girls. The group was even founded by Spice Girls creator Simon Fuller.

If you weren’t listening to Don’t Stop Movin’ on your Sony Discman while choreographing dance routines in your bedroom, you weren’t living. S Club 7 were iconic.

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Left to Right, Top to Bottom: Jon Lee, Paul Cattermole, Bradley McIntosh, Rachel Stevens, Jo O’Meara, Tina Barrett and Hannah Spearritt

After Paul Cattermole’s departure in 2002, the band remained together for a year before calling it quits too.

“It is so important to remember how great so many things about the band were and, like you said, that time in people’s lives. That optimistic time,” Cattermole reminisced his S Club 7 days.

But apparently forced relationships are kinda his thing, because he’s calling on the TV execs to set him up with another girl for this year’s First Dates Hotel.