S Club 7's Hannah Spearritt reveals she's homeless
‘People think we’re millionaires but it’s just not true’: S Club 7’s Hannah Spearritt reveals she’s homeless and had to live in an office with her two young children
- Hannah moved out of her home after her landlord sold the property
- She claims she was given just two days notice and moved into an office
- The star has been in four temporary houses in the last six months and will not tour with the band
- It comes after fellow band member Paul Cattermole sold his BRIT Award in 2018
Hannah Spearritt had to move into an office after losing her house just before Christmas.
The singer, 41, – who has daughters Tea, four, and Tora, two, with fitness instructor Adam Thomas – shot to fame as part of 1990s pop group S Club 7, raking £50million as a brand.
But Hannah insists they weren’t paid a good wage in comparison with the millions the band was earning. She has now found herself with nowhere to live after her landlord sold their rented home in London at short notice.
Troubled times: Hannah Spearritt, 41, had to move into an office with her family after losing her house (pictured this month)
Hannah had to seek refuge in a friend’s office after not wanting to pay ‘crazy’ rental prices upfront. They have been in four temporary homes within the last six months and are still without one of their own.
She told The Sun: ‘The kids’ beds were there and we had the crayons out. It was stressful. Our landlord needed the money and the property sold so fast. We ended up with under two days to leave.
‘What screwed us is we didn’t have time to find another place. We had somewhere over Christmas but ran out of time before we could move in. It was just a couple of weeks. We filled the unopened café with our belongings — we were so lucky to have that storage space — but had nowhere to go.
Fame game: Hannah shot to fame as part of 1990s pop group S Club 7in the 1990s (L-R: Rachel Stevens, Paul Cattermole, Jon Lee, Tina Barrett, Bradley McIntosh, Hannah, Jo O’Meara)
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‘We were allowed to stay in our friend’s office. We just used it as our living room. We could work in there and the kids played. It was extra space. The kids’ beds were there and we had the crayons out. The climbing frame was up; it was fun for them. It was stressful but you deal with it, don’t you? Especially with the kids. Whatever doesn’t break you, as they say .’
The Have You Ever hitmaker was reportedly paid a salary of £150,000 a year during her time in S Club 7 went on to explain that fans may believe she and her former bandmates are ‘millionaires’ but insisted that is not the case.
She added that the members of the group were ‘not on a good wage compared to the money being made’, adding that it’s ‘just not true’ that they are millionaires.
However, Hannah insisted she enjoyed her time in the pop group, saying: ‘It is what it is.’
Meanwhile, Hannah – whose business venture has suffered setbacks because of ‘personal reasons’ but is due to open the cafe this summer – last reunited with S Club 7 for an arena tour in 2015.
Family affair: Hannah has daughters Tea, four, and two-year-old Tora with fitness instructor Adam Thomas
While she is looking forward to the future, she is yet to officially sign up for another series of shows with her bandmates and is hesitant because she doesn’t want to be ‘paid a pittance’.
She explained how at the moment the band would have to go ahead with the name S Club 6, which she admitted ‘hasn’t got the same ring to it’.
Hannah is giving herself more time to think about reuniting with the band, insisting it has to be worth her while as she would be away from her children for a significant period of time while working with the group.
Cashing in: The Have You Ever hitmaker was reportedly paid a salary of £150,000 a year during her time in S Club 7 (pictured with partner Adam)
However, she would like her children to have the opportunity to see their mother perform with S Club, adding: ‘It’s an opportunity to do things right this time.’
She explained how the delays with her cafe have been ‘very personal’, adding that she suffered with an illness that left her bedridden for three months.
But the star remains positive about the future, concluding: ‘We hope our café will finally open in the summer, and we’ll be able to move into our own home by then too.’
Showstopper: While she is looking forward to the future, she is yet to officially sign up for another series of shows with her bandmates (pictured this month)
It comes after fellow S Club band member Paul Cattermole put his BRIT Award up for sale on eBay for £650 after hitting tough times in 2018.
The singer, 45, got a meagre three bids while just a few years earlier 5ive star Abz Love pocketed £1m for his gong.
Paul, who was previously in a relationship with Hannah, won the Best Newcomer award back in 2002 with the rest of the pop group.
Looking back: It comes after fellow S Club band member Paul Cattermole put his BRIT Award up for sale on eBay for £650 after hitting tough times in 2018
Bank: The singer, 45, got a meagre three bids while just a few years earlier 5ive star Abz Love pocketed £1m for his gong
Paul listed the prize on the auction site for £650 on 5th January 2018 with a meagre three people bidding for it.
The star shared a number of pictures of their BRIT Award trophy from different angles and described its condition as ‘very good’.
He went on to to describe the gong further: ‘Here is the 2000 Brit Award for Best Newcomer Presented To Paul Cattermole from S Club 7 .
‘Signs of age’: Paul shared a link to the eBay advert for his S Club 7 framed presentation platinum sales award for New Zealand
Extra money: He has also put on a frame he received for S Club 7’s album going platinum in New Zealand, which has a starting bid of £200 – but that has yet to receive bids
‘Statuette of Britannia 13 1/4 “ in height, it hasn’t been professionally polished, there are smudges that won’t come out without a pro polish. There are signs of age.
‘Where the arms meet the shoulders at the back, and where the neck and chest blend into the top of the dress. An indentation on the inside of the helmet. That is a casting bubble and has always been there. *See photos*
‘Letter of provenance will be provided , message for postage / meet and greet details ,’ he states, before continuing: ‘Paul can meet you and greet you and take photos, distance depending :-)’
Paul listed the starting price as £650, however only three fans put up a bid – with the highest being £690.
He also put on a frame he received for S Club 7’s album going platinum in New Zealand, which had a starting bid of £200.
Love story of the past: Paul and Hannah previously dated before their romance went sour (pictured in November 2004)
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