19 Entertainment is planning to create a reality show for the S Club 7 reunion, which would be similar to the Steps Reunion show. ITV has been courting S Club for their Big Reunion and this would be a big setback for them. Obviously the whole scenario is still just a rumour.
Pop group S Club are set to reform so they can star in a reality show to rival The Big Reunion.
Telly bosses were desperate to get the band — originally called S Club 7 — on board for the ITV2 reality documentary which TV Biz recently revealed is to return for a second series.
But the management team who originally created the Reach For The Stars group have decided to take the bull by the horns and get S Club to sign up with them.
The firm, 19 Entertainment, are seriously considering putting together their own reality show featuring all seven original members. If the bid is successful, it will be the first time all the group have been together since Paul Cattermole left in 2002.
The programme would be similar in style to Sky Living’s Steps Reunion.
Last night an industry source said: “The Big Reunion was such an incredible success the first time round that ITV are currently signing up bands for the second series. S Club were very high on their list but getting them seems to have been scuppered by this latest move.
“To be fair to 19 Entertainment, they created S Club 7 so there’s no reason why ITV should be making a load of money bringing them back together.
“Approaches have been made and it looks like the S Club boys and girls will all jump at the chance to get involved.
“There are still a few things to iron out but everyone is very hopeful this will be a goer. While a few of them have done mini reunions over the years, they have never got all seven back together.
“If the show comes off, it will be similar in format to Steps Reunion and will capture the ups and downs of the band as they meet up again and start performing.
“It’s a bit of a kick in the teeth for ITV and The Big Reunion but it’s sure to make great television.”
S Club 7 were formed in 1999. After selling ten million albums, they split up in 2003.
Source: SClubility and The Sun