Updated 29 March 2002, 15.43
Paul has stunned the world of pop by quitting S Club.
How did you feel when you heard the news? Were you shocked, surprised or happy?
Click here to vote on whether you'll stick by S Club!
Will you stick by the band, who have vowed to carry on? And should they get a new member - or call it a day?
And can Paul make it on his own?
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S Club 7... WERE my fav band, not any more. Because what they'll do is they'll release a new single like "Goodbye" (from Spice Girls) and it'll get nowhere and then they'll start doing solo but they'll "we haven't broken up" just like Spice Girls and Boyzone. Just wait and see...
Julia, 10, Guildford
I was so upset to see that Paul had left. He was always my favourite and he's the best looking lad. I will keep buying S Club and Paul's music.
Hayley, 13, Crewe
I really love S Club 7(S Club, sorry!!!). It won't be the same without Paul.
Alice, 9, Welwyn Garden City
I'm happy for Paul because that is what he wants to do, it would not be nice for him, or for any of the band if he just stayed in the band to keep the fans happy.
Anne, 12, Sittingbourne
I didn't really mind. I don't like S Club 7 any way!!!!!!!!!
Alice, 11, South Wales
I love S Club 7 and Paul. When I heard he was leaving I cried the whole day, but I will keep supporting S Club till they all split
Natalie, 15, Holland
I wish he wouldn't leave, but I'll support S Club until the end. Pleze don't split up, S Club. They are my fave band
Kat, 12, Harpenden
Since I knew about Paul leaving I've been sitting down very quietly
Emily, 8, Broadstairs
I think that Paul will not do very well by himself. He was never very popular and, like Hear'Say, everyone will get bored of him and just buy S Club singles.
Amelia, 11, Shipley
We are both very disappointed that Paul has left S Club. They've been together so long and been doing so well - S Club will never be the same without him.
India and Natalie, 10 and 11, Finchley
With Paul quitting
S Club, things might not be the same again.
Vicky, 12, Ilford
Happy because all the girls and Bradley sing. Paul just dances.
Mark, 11, Stevenage
I was shocked and still am now about Paul leaving, but I totally support him all the way. I saw a picture of the remaining 6 S Clubbers and it looks so strange without Paul.
Siobhan, 13, Merseyside
Paul can never make it by himself. He can hardly sing let alone dance. And he also is too fat and ugly. But I wish S clubbers all the luck.
Sammi, 16, London
I think it is upsetting that he's leaving, and he will be missed dearly, but we can't stop him. I wish him good luck for the future and I hope the band will stay as strong as they are now.
Inez, 12, Middlesex
Oh dear, I saw this coming. Paul has looked unhappy for quite a long time no. S Club were my fave band but S club just doesn't sound as good without the 7.
Charlotte, 11, Bishops Stortford
I think Paul is selfish! I am, I mean was, a great fan of S Club until now. The band might as well break up now because S Club 7 just wont be the same!
Bethany, 11, Kendal
I think Paul's got what he wanted out of S Club (contacts and money) and now he's gonna use that to make himself bigger than the rest of the group!
Stuart, 14, Mansfield
I loved S Club 7 from the beginning and I will love S Club til the end, with or without Paul. (But I still think he's doing the wrong thing)
Ellen, 13, Holland
I love S Club. Just because Paul left I won't hate them. I think that the other six will make it and I wish Paul all the luck in the world.
Emily, 12, Norwich
I loved S Club 7 and I'm still really upset that he has left. I don't think I can be an S Club fan - it's not the same, but I love them and hope they all have the best in the future. I just feel really sorry for the others now 'cause they r now gonna have a lot of fans gone.
Cody, 9, Fremington
I cried and cried, and am still crying...The only thing I can say is: Paul... please come back! I know this won't happen, but they're still S Club 7 inside my heart. I'll miss Paul 4ever but always love him.
Joyce, 14, Holland
Paul is just another member of a band that has become too big-headed. Many people would give anything to be famous and in a band. I think he should look at what he's got, and stop being selfish.
Claire, 15, Leeds
The band will still survive without Paul, he didn't contribute much to their songs anyway.
Jennie, 14, Birmingham
Paul, you're doing the wrong thing, please don't leave!
I loved S Club 7 and now I'll love S Club.
Lauren, 9, St Ives
S Club 7 is my fav band. If they let me down by splitting up, I shall never be able to support another band ever again.
Victor, 11, London
Who's this Paul guy anyway?
One of the wallies prancing around behind Rachel and Jo, no doubt?
S Club 6? Sounds fine to me.
Niall, 15, Utrecht, Holland
I really like S Club 7 and I don't care about Paul leaving. I don't think that Paul will be good on his own. He was never the best member for me anyway.
Lindsay, 11, Lisburn
I was gutted to hear that Paul was leaving. However I think that S Club are strong enough to carry on without him and I will still buy their music. True fans love the whole band not just one member so I think they will be OK.
Charlotte, 14, Stoke-on-Trent
I think that he should not have left because he will probably do what every other person who splits from a band does, he will do a mix between pop and r'n'b and most of them never work, but good luck to him all the same!
Steph, 11, Borehamwood
I think that S Club sounded good with Paul and without him the band will be like a jigsaw with a piece missing.
Yasmine, 12, Darlington
I am devastated. Why can't he take into account the feelings of millions of fans? I will no longer be buying their music.
Christopher, 12, Dunstable
I was really upset when I heard that Paul left, although Jon's my favourite. I cried for more than three hours. I will miss him but I will keep supporting S Club until they really split up.
Natalie, 15, London
I'm so upset, S Club are my favourite band. Why don't they ask Gareth Gates to join instead because he's my next favourite?
Heather, 12, Cambridge
This is the beginning of the end for S Club 7. I think they'll end up like Hear'Say.
Nina, 13, Peterborough
Paul was my favourite, hopefully the remaining 6 will be stronger after he leaves. Pleeeeeease don't split up.
Greg, 12, London
I'm sad because Paul was really good. I think they'll have to change their name to S Club 6 now. Or maybe Darius from Pop Idol could replace him.
Dee, 8, Hendon
I am so upset that Paul has left, but if that is what he wants to do, then so be it. I am always going to support him and S Club. I love them all so much.
Laura, 14, Teesside
I am really, really upset by Paul leaving, he was my second favourite after Bradley. I've seen them three times and I love them sooooo much. Don't go Paul!!!!
Chris, 9, Harlow
What is the big deal? All of the band are riding the wave of Rachel's good looks. Would anyone miss the fat ugly one?
Ryan, 11, Manchester
Paul was my favourite. It's very hard to imagine S Club without him. It just won't be the same!
Mark, 11, Dundee
I'm not surprised that Paul is leaving. Nobody wants to do pop anymore. All bands like that will split up in a year or so. But it's sad though because there are too many solo singers now, it is boring!
Sappho, 10, Weybridge
Wow, to tell you the truth I'm really surprised! Are Hannah and Paul still going out? If they are, they won't hardly ever see each other!
Lydia, 11, Northants
Paul was my fave and I don't think S Club will be the same without him. I will definitely be more of a fan of Paul as a solo artist than of S Club 6!
Maria, 14, London
I'm America's biggest S Club fan! I watch their TV show all the time! They're my biggest obsession next to Harry Potter!
Kaleigh, 13, Wethersfield, USA
I really want them to carry on - S Club are my favourite band.
Sohail, 10, Halifax
I was quite upset when I found out that Paul had quit S Club, so I'll be really upset if they split altogether!
Jessica, 10, Sheffield
I don't want Paul to leave! S Club are my favourite band in the world!! I'll be loyal 2 them 'till they all break up and disappear from the face of the earth.
Joy, 13, London
I am really upset because Paul was my favourite boy in S Club. Good luck on your solo career Paul.
Katie, 9, Inverness
I don't want Paul to leave!! If Paul leaves, what if Hannah does too? Then what would happen to my most favourite band in the world??!!
I think it's his life but he will upset a lot of fans and I think he should stay in the band.
Kate, 14, Newcastle
I am a massive fan of S club and I will be sad to see Paul to go. But I love them just as they are as 6.
Lynsey, 13, Abbey Village
I wish him all the luck, of course I'm sad but it's no one else's choice to make.
Shireen, 13, Crossmaglen
I think Hannah will leave next and join Paul.
Farihah, 11, Portsmouth
This just proves that pop music is near it's end. It's sad but true.
Sarah, 15, Grimsby
I'm so happy for him - he needed to get out.
Aminah, 14, Portsmouth
I have been crying for hours but I still love them.
Fiona, 13, Billingham
I really hope not - S Club are my favourites
Lara, 13, Glasgow