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Sunday, 6 January, 2002, 13:15 GMT
S Club 7 deny split rumours
S Club 7 have had two UK number ones in 2001
S Club 7 have had two UK number ones in 2001
Hit UK pop band S Club 7 are denying claims they are splitting up this year.

The group, who have had a string of hit records, issued a statement saying there was "no truth in the rumour".

A report in The News of the World newspaper claimed the seven members would go their separate ways after releasing a greatest hits album and a final tour.

But the band said in a statement: " We are starting a tour at the end of January, filming a movie straight after that and filming a fourth TV series in 2002.

"There is no way that we are planning to quit.

"We came out of 2001 on a high with the Record of the Year Award for Don't Stop Moving and we hope to have even more success this year and beyond."


In June 1999 the group released their first single, Bring It All Back, which went straight to number one.

S Club's Rachel Stevens
S Club's Rachel was voted world's second most sexy woman by FHM readers
In 2000 they started work on their second TV series, LA7, which saw them move to Los Angeles.

The series went on to become a big hit on American TV.

The group won Best British Newcomer at the Brit Awards in March 2000 and hit the top spot in December with Never Had A Dream Come True, which saw profits going to the BBC's Children In Need charity.

They had two more number ones in 2001 with Don't Stop Movin' and their second Children In Need song, Have You Ever.


The group hit the headlines for all the wrong reasons last March when three of their members were arrested for possessing cannabis.

Bradley McIntosh, Paul Cattermole and Jon Lee were found carrying the drug in London's West End.

They later apologised for the incident to their fans, saying they had been "stupid".

The four other members of the band are Hannah Spearritt, Jo O'Meara, Rachel Stevens and Tina Barrett.

The group are the brainchild of former Spice Girls manager Simon Fuller.

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