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17 February 1989 |
Bispham, Blackpool, England
|Years active||2001–2005 (as Singer)
2009–2011 (as Actress)
|Associated acts||S Club 8|
2001–05: S Club Juniors
McClean was born in Bispham, Blackpool, Lancashire. In 2001 she auditioned for a place in the popular pop band, S Club (then S Club 7) on their 2002 Carnival Tour. She won a part in the S Club Juniors, aged 12 years old. In 2002 the group released four singles and guest starred in Viva S Club.
After S Club split up in 2003, 19 Entertainment decided to keep S Club Juniors going, so they were renamed S Club 8 and released a further three songs. In 2004, McClean, along with the other members of S Club 8, appeared in the children's musical television comedy I Dream, which was filmed in Spain. The programme lasted for thirteen episodes, from 22 September to 13 December 2004, and was broadcast on BBC One. S Club 8 disbanded in 2005.
2009: The X Factor
In 2009, McClean auditioned for The X Factor in Manchester, singing the Christina Aguilera song "Ain't No Other Man". Her audition was shown on the 100th episode of the show, screened on 19 September 2009. She made it through to boot camp, then after the first task of singing with other acts she made it into the top 50 acts, where she had to sing a solo performance to reach the final 24.
She made the final 24, and along with five others was placed in the Girls (16–24) category, in which her mentor was Dannii Minogue assisted by her sister, Kylie. In the final audition, held at Atlantis, The Palm, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai, McClean sang the Britney Spears song "Sometimes", but was eliminated before the live shows.
2010–present: Recent work
In 2010 McClean took up a post as a receptionist at the UK radio station talkSPORT. She continues to pursue her singing career in her spare time.
In December 2010 McClean began a 6-month tour of the UK as one of the stars of G*Mania an all singing all dancing stage production.
In late 2012, McClean, alongside former bandmates Daisy Evans, Aaron Renfree and Jay Asforis announced via Twitter that they would be reforming as S Club Juniors. The groups first performance took place on January 14, 2013 at Essex Students Union. They also made the decision to create an official "S Club Juniors" band Twitter, @SCJOfficial.
McClean attended Beacon Hill High School in Blackpool. She worked as an Admin manager at 106.5 Central Radio in Lancashire whilst co-hosting the breakfast show, but has since left after the station was bought by Niocom. She lives in London. She is quarter Nigerian in her ethnicity.
|2001||S Club Search||Contestant|
|2002||S Club Juniors: The Story||Herself|
|2002||Viva S Club||Herself|
|2002||Smash Hits Poll Winners Party||Herself|
|2002–2003||Top of the Pops||with S Club 8||Five appearances|
|2004||I Dream||Herself||With S Club 8|
|2009||The X Factor||Contestant|
|2012||Never Mind the Buzzcocks||Line-up Contestant|
|2010||The Late Show with Ian Collins||Herself|