Paul Cattermole

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Paul Cattermole
Paul Cattermole.jpg
Cattermole performing in 2010
Background information
Birth namePaul Gerald Cattermole
Born (1977-03-07) 7 March 1977 (age 41)
St Albans, Hertfordshire, England
GenresPop (on S Club 7)
Nu metal (on Skua)
  • Singer
  • actor
Years active1999–present
Associated actsS Club 7

Paul Gerald Cattermole (born 7 March 1977) is an English singer and actor. Cattermole was a member of the group S Club 7, but left the group in 2002.[1] Between 2008 and 2015 he also was member of spin-off group S Club 3.

Early life[edit]

Cattermole was born in St Albans, Hertfordshire. He was a member of the National Youth Music Theatre and appeared in "Pendragon" (1994). He studied on a theatre and Simon Fuller picked him for S Club 7.


S Club 7[edit]

Cattermole performing live at S Club Party Tour in 2001.

Cattermole became a member of S Club 7 after a series of auditions, along with members Tina Barrett, Jon Lee, Bradley McIntosh, Jo O'Meara, Hannah Spearritt and Rachel Stevens in 1999.[2] During five years they released four number one singles and one number one album. They also had a series of TV shows, which were: Miami 7, L.A. 7, Hollywood 7 and Viva S Club. The group rose to fame by starring in their own BBC television series, Miami 7, in 1999 and have been widely referred to as inspiring a new generation of teenage TV musicals including High School Musical and Glee . Over the five years they were together, S Club 7 had four UK No.1 singles, one UK No.1 album, a string of hits throughout Europe, including a top-ten single in the United States, Asia, Latin America and Africa.

They recorded a total of four studio albums, released eleven singles and went on to sell over fourteen million albums worldwide. Their first album, S Club, had a strong 1990s pop sound, similar to many artists of their time. However, through the course of their career, their musical approach changed to a more dance and R&B sound. The concept and brand of the group was created by Simon Fuller, also their manager through 19 Entertainment; they were signed to Polydor Records. Their television series went on to last four series, seeing the group travel across the United States and eventually ending up in Barcelona, Spain.

It became popular in 100 different countries where the show was watched by over 90 million viewers.[3] As well as the popularity of their television series, S Club 7 won two Brit Awards—in 2000 for British breakthrough act and in 2002, for best British single. In 2001, the group earned the Record of year.[4] In March 2002, Paul Cattermole told The Sun newspaper that it was time for him to "move on" from the group and he wanted to go back to his "roots".[5] Cattermole stayed with the band until June 2002, featuring in four out of thirteen episodes of the group's final television series, Viva S Club, and performing his final concert with the group for Party at the Palace, which was part of Queen Elizabeth II's Golden Jubilee celebrations.[6]

In October 2014, it was confirmed that the original lineup would reunite for the first time in over a decade for BBC Children in Need.[7] S Club 7 announced their plans for an arena reunion tour, promptly entitled Bring It All Back 2015, which toured the UK in May 2015.[8]


In June 2002 Cattermole reunited with his old school friends and formed the nu metal band Skua — described as having a "Limp Bizkit vibe" as well as comparing their style to Rage Against the Machine. The band split in 2003, after they failed to sign with a record label and the number of shows was low.[9]

In January 2014 Skua reformed. On July 14 the band released their first single, "Falling".[10] On July 20, the released another two singles, "Got Not Choice" and "Out Of Control".[11][12] Their debut album, Kneel, was released on 14 October.[13] The band toured until 2016 and split again.

S Club 3[edit]

After a five-year on hiatus, it was announced in October 2008 that O'Meara, Cattermole, and McIntosh were to perform as S Club 3. The group consisted of a series of university and nightclub gigs, where they performed a set list consisting of a selection of songs from their Greatest Hits album.[14][15] This had been performing in various nightclubs, universities and Butlins holiday camps around the United Kingdom. Cattermole sang with his own band at a charity concert called 'The Sounds of Summer' at 'The Lord Taverners' club in London on 27 July 2011. Barrett joined the group for one performance in March 2014.[16]

After the S Club 7 full reunion tour, O'Meara, McIntosh and Barrett continued to perform together as S Club Party, but Cattarmole decided to leave the group took a new hiatus from his artistic career.[17]

Personal life[edit]

Cattermole and Hannah Spearritt first met as members of the National Youth Music Theatre in 1994. At the time Paul was 17 years old, and Hannah was 14. They appeared together in Pendragon.[18] In 1999, Cattermole and Spearritt both were selected as band members of a seven-member pop group named S Club 7, where they became good friends. In May 2001 the friendship developed into romantic relationship. They kept their relationship a secret for the first six months, waiting until November 2001 to make a public announcement. Their S Club bandmates were supportive of the relationship.[19] Cattermole departed from the band in 2002 but the couple continued to date until early 2006.[20] In June 2015, Cattermole and Spearritt started a romantic relationship again, splitting in November the same year.[21][22]

In January 2018 Cattermole put his Brit Award for Best British Breakthrough Act up for auction on eBay, saying "there are bills to pay."[23] He had been declared bankrupt in 2014 and when selling his award admitted he had been unsuccessful in obtaining work in reality TV.[24][25] The award eventually closed at £66,100, and Cattermole also listed his 2002 Brit for "Don't Stop Movin'" (Best British Single). [26] The latter hit the same figures, but was ultimately relisted to eventually sell for a more modest £3,000. Cattermole said that half of the payments would go towards paying bills, but was still deciding what to do with the other half.

In February 2018 in an interview with Loose Women, Cattermole revealed his desire to become a contestant on celebrity reality TV shows and stated the depth of his financial burden and thanked the TV producers for giving him a shirt to wear for the interview. Cattermole also stated during this interview that he is single and interested in finding love.


Year Title Role Notes
1999 Miami 7 Paul Main role
2000 L.A. 7 Paul Main role
2000 S Club 7 Go Wild! Himself Reality television for World Wide Fund for Nature
2001 Hollywood 7 Paul Main role
2001 S Club Search Himself / Judge / Mentor
2002 Viva S Club Paul Main role
Year Title Role Notes
1999 Back to the '50s Paul Television film
1999 Boyfriends & Birthdays Paul Television film
2000 S Club Christmas Special Paul Television Film
2000 Creative Differences Paul Television Film


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  2. ^ S Club 7 – Listen free and Retrieved 4 August 2008
  3. ^ "S Club reach for the top". BBC News. 18 June 2000. Retrieved 4 September 2007.
  4. ^ "S Club to split up". BBC News. 21 April 2003. Retrieved 25 August 2007.
  5. ^ Smart, Gordon (28 March 2002). "S Club 7 star quits to join metal band". The Sun. Retrieved 18 April 2007.
  6. ^ "The S Club get back to work". CBBC Newsround. BBC. 30 June 2002. Retrieved 18 April 2007.
  7. ^ "S Club 7 to make a comeback for Children in Need". Daily Mail. DMG Media. 22 October 2014. Retrieved 22 October 2014.
  8. ^ Nissim, Mayer (17 November 2014). "S Club 7 announce 'Bring It All Back' 2015 arena tour dates". Digital Spy. United Kingdom: Hearst Corporation. Retrieved 17 November 2014.
  9. ^ "Paul leaves S Club 7". BBC News. BBC. 28 March 2002. Retrieved 18 April 2007.
  10. ^ "Falling – Skua". iTunes Store. Retrieved 18 October 2018.
  11. ^ "Got No Choice". Skua Official Channel. Retrieved 18 October 2018.
  12. ^ "Out Of Control". Skua Official Channel. Retrieved 18 October 2018.
  13. ^ "Kneel – Skua". iTunes Store. Retrieved 18 October 2018.
  14. ^ "S Club 7 reform with three members". Digital Spy. 5 November 2008. Retrieved 5 November 2008.
  15. ^ " video – S Club 3: Powerhouse, Newcastle – 6 December 2008". YouTube. Google Inc. 6 December 2008. Retrieved 12 October 2008.
  16. ^ Hallam, Katy (28 March 2014). "Birmingham Gay Pride 2014: Eternal, Gabrielle and Conor Maynard top the bill". Birmingham Mail. Trinity Mirror. Retrieved 10 June 2014.
  18. ^ Hannah Spearritt Biography. Hannah Spearritt. Net
  19. ^ S Club 7 Pair Admit Secret Love. BBC UK
  20. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 27 June 2015. Retrieved 26 June 2015. Remember when Hannah Spearritt and Paul Cattermole Were The Greatest Couple In Pop. Yahoo Com
  21. ^ Hannah Spearritt and Paul Cattermole Seen Snogging On Tube After Fiance Reveals She Dumped Him For S Club Bandmate. However Hannah Spearritt and Paul Cattermole split months after rekindling their romance. Mirror UK
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  23. ^ Beaumont-Thomas, Ben (12 January 2018). "S Club 7 member puts Brit award up for sale on eBay". The Guardian. Retrieved 12 January 2018.
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  26. ^ Copsey, Rob (17 January 2018). "S Club 7's Paul Cattermole opens up about why he sold BRIT Award and the group's "difficult" reunion tour". Official Charts. Retrieved 17 January 2018.

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