Rochelle Humes

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Rochelle Humes
Rochelle Humes 2014.jpg
Rochelle Humes in September 2014
Born Rochelle Eulah Eileen Wiseman
(1989-03-21) 21 March 1989 (age 26)
Essex, England
Residence London, England
Education Coopers' Company and Coborn School
  • Singer
  • songwriter
  • actress
  • dancer
  • presenter
Home town Upminster, Havering, England
Spouse(s) Marvin Humes (m. 2012)
Children 1
Relatives Paul Ince (uncle)
Musical career
Instruments Vocals
Years active 2001–present
Associated acts S Club Juniors, The Saturdays

Rochelle Eulah Eileen Humes (née Wiseman; born 21 March 1989) is an English singer and television presenter, best known for her work in pop groups S Club 8 and The Saturdays. Humes has achieved six Top 10 hits with S Club 8 and thirteen Top 10 hits with girl group The Saturdays, including number-one hit "What About Us" (which was also the fastest selling single of 2013 at the time of release).[1]

Early life[edit]

Humes was born in Essex.[2][3] She attended Coopers' Company and Coborn School in Upminster, Havering, as well as Colin's Performing Arts School.[4] Her parents divorced when she was 3 years old and she was raised by her mother and her uncle Paul Ince.[5] Humes is of Jamaican descent on her father's side, and English on her mother's.[6]

Music career[edit]

2001–05: S Club Juniors / S Club 8[edit]

S Club Juniors were formed in 2001 as part of a reality TV show, known as S Club Search.[7] The auditions aired on CBBC. S Club Juniors' appearances was considered a success and consequently 19 Entertainment, the management company that had created S Club 7 and auditioned S Club Juniors, decided they should perform as a support act at all of the venues on the tour.[8] By the end of the tour, S Club Juniors had amassed a following and, with the encouragement of 19, Polydor Records signed the group. Their first single was called "One Step Closer". The single was promoted by the TV series S Club Junior: The Story and was released in the UK on 22 April 2002 in a chart battle with the Sugababes who released their comeback single the same day.[9] A second single was named "Automatic High", filmed in Spain, while S Club 7 began their fourth TV series. Released on 22 July 2002, the single reached number two in the UK charts selling 52,000 copies, and spent eight weeks inside the UK top 75 and sold in excess of 110,000 copies in the UK.[9] Their third single "New Direction" released on 7 October reached number two in the UK charts selling 55,000 copies in the first week. It became their third consecutive top ten hit, selling 130,000 copies in six weeks.[9] The Juniors released their debut album Together on 21 October reaching number five in its first week of sale and selling 40,000 copies.[9] Their fourth single, "Puppy Love/Sleigh Ride", was released on 9 December 2002. The single debuted at number six in the UK charts, and sold 85,000 copies in the UK, spending eight weeks inside the UK Top 40.[9]

The Juniors began work on their second album in January 2003 and the band joined S Club on their S Club United tour in April 2003 where the announcement came of a name change to S Club 8 and an upbeat fifth single, "Fool No More". The single released on 30 June reached number four in the UK chart, selling 26,000 copies in its first week and overall 75,000 copies in the UK.[9] A second single, "Sundown", was released in the UK on 29 September 2003 reaching number four in the UK and became their sixth and final top ten hit and selling 37,000 copies in its first week and 80,000 altogether.[9] The album, Sundown, was released on 13 October 2003 to dismal reviews. It reached number 13 in the UK charts falling to 40 in the second week.[9] It sold 60,000 copies in the UK and 315,859 worldwide.[9] A sixth single, "Don't Tell Me You're Sorry", was released in the UK on 29 December 2003 and reached number 11 in the UK, becoming their first single to chart outside the top ten.[9]

2005–07: After S Club 8[edit]

S Club 8 went on to I Dream for 19 Entertainment as they had already agreed to do it. Unlike the S Club 7 shows which focused upon the band's fictional exploits, I Dream saw S Club 8 as members of a larger ensemble cast. I Dream revolved around the summer school Avalon Heights, run by Professor Toone (played by Christopher Lloyd), where the characters tried to improve on their talents in the performing arts. The show featured many songs and dances: normally two songs per episode. S Club 8 split up in early 2005.

Between 2005 and 2006, following the split of S Club 8, Humes presented the BBC children's TV programme Smile which was her first presenting role. The programme aired on Sunday mornings on BBC Two. Humes left the programme in 2006 for unknown reasons and the programme was axed soon after

In late October 2006, Humes was part of a group called The TigerLilys, who had a MySpace page displaying two tracks. The group disbanded without being signed by a label or releasing any material commercially. In February 2007, Humes appeared briefly on Never Mind The Buzzcocks as part of the show's regular Identity Parade feature, where contestants guess which person out of a line-up of five was featured in an old music video played only to the audience and viewers. The team, consisting of Bill Bailey, Russell Howard and Romeo Stodart (from the band The Magic Numbers), correctly picked Humes from the line-up. On 22 October 2009, after finding fame again with The Saturdays, Humes returned to appear as a guest on Never Mind the Buzzcocks on Phill Jupitus' team.[10]

2007–present: The Saturdays[edit]

Humes performing in L.A. in December 2009.

Since 2007, Humes has been a member of girl group The Saturdays, whose other members are Una Healy, Mollie King, Vanessa White, and fellow former S Club 8 member Frankie Sandford. The Saturdays made their chart debut in July 2008 with "If This Is Love", which reached the top ten in the United Kingdom, its follow-up single "Up" was released in October 2008, and the song debuted at number-five on the UK Singles Chart, to date the single has sold 310,000 copies in the UK alone as well as staying in the charts for exclusive 30 weeks.[11] The bands debut studio album, Chasing Lights (2008) reached the top ten on the UK Albums Chart and then receiving a Platinum selling status by the British Phonographic Industry (BPI). The album also saw release from top ten singles on the UK Singles Chart—"Issues" and "Just Can't Get Enough". "Work" was the final single to be released from Chasing Lights. Wordshaker (2009) was the bands follow-up studio album and also charted within the top ten on the UK Albums Chart and went onto gain a Silver selling status, with singles "Forever Is Over" and "Ego" charting within the top ten on the UK Singles Chart. Headlines! (2010) was released as the bands first Mini album and charted at number-three on the UK Albums Chart and number-ten on the Irish Album Chart. Headlines! saw release of top ten singles "Missing You" and "Higher" which features guest vocals from Flo Rida, both singles became a massive commercial success for the band with "Higher" spending a massive 20 weeks on the chart. The Saturdays third studio album, On Your Radar (2011) contained three highly successful selling singles and two of which—"Notorious" and "All Fired Up" charted within the top ten on the UK Singles Chart. "My Heart Takes Over" was also released from On Your Radar.

The band released another extended play, Chasing The Saturdays which was only released in North America. The band's fourth studio album, Living for the Weekend saw the release of the singles; "30 Days", "What About Us", "Gentleman" and "Disco Love". "30 Days" became the group's eleventh top-ten hit, whilst "What About Us" featuring Sean Paul saw The Saturdays earn their first number-one single in 2013, it is taken from their forthcoming fourth studio album, Living for the Weekend. The album's fourth single, "Disco Love", became their thirteenth top 10 single, with Living for the Weekend becoming their fourth top 10 album.

Television career[edit]

In 2013, Rochelle was a regular panellist on Sweat the Small Stuff, then became a team captain from the second series.[12]

In August 2013, Humes and her husband joined This Morning as regular stand-in presenters.[13]

On 25 December 2013, Humes took part in the Strictly Come Dancing Christmas special. On 16 January 2014, she competed in The Great Sport Relief Bake Off.[14]

On 14 November 2014, Humes co-hosted the BBC's Children in Need telethon.[15]

On 3 January 2015, Humes and Alexander Armstrong co-hosted a BBC One entertainment special called Frank Sinatra: Our Way.[16]

In Spring 2015, Rochelle will co-host Ninja Warrior UK, a new entertainment series for ITV alongside Ben Shephard and reporter Chris Kamara.

Other projects[edit]

In June 2014, Humes unveiled her first clothing range for Very.[17]

Personal life[edit]

Humes was in a relationship with Irish footballer Darren Randolph from 2005 to January 2010.[18][19]

Humes began dating JLS member Marvin Humes in March 2010[20] and they moved in together in August 2010.[21] On 31 December 2011, Humes announced on Twitter that she was engaged to Humes[22] and they married on 27 July 2012 at Blenheim Palace.[23] Humes gave birth to their first child, Alaia-Mai, in May 2013.[24][25][26]



Year Title Role Note(s)
2001 S Club Search Contestant Reality show following formation of S Club 8
2004 I Dream Rochelle Drama series produced for CBBC
2005–06 Smile Presenter With Barney Harwood and Kirsten O'Brien
2008 Hollyoaks Later Herself (with The Saturdays) Series 1 Episode 1
2009 Never Mind the Buzzcocks Guest panellist Episode 23x04
2010 The Saturdays: 24/7 Herself Documentary series
The Saturdays: What Goes On Tour Herself Documentary series
Ghosthunting with... Herself (with The Saturdays)
Big Fat Gypsy Gangster Jodie Straight-to-DVD comedy film
Strictly Come Dancing Contestant Children in Need special
2011 Celebrity Juice Guest panellist Series 6 Episode 1
2013 Chasing The Saturdays Herself Documentary series
2013– Sweat the Small Stuff Team captain Regular panellist (Series 1), Team captain (Series 2—)
This Morning Stand-in presenter With Marvin Humes
2013 Strictly Come Dancing Contestant 2013 Christmas special
2014 The Great Sport Relief Bake Off Contestant
Children in Need 2014 Co-presenter With Terry Wogan, Fearne Cotton, Tess Daly and Nick Grimshaw
2015 Frank Sinatra: Our Way Co-presenter With Alexander Armstrong
Ninja Warrior UK Co-presenter With Ben Shephard and Chris Kamara


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