Rachel Stevens began her career as 1/7th of the Brit award winning pop group, S Club 7.
Together, they sold over 14 million records and their BBC TV series was shown in over 114 countries to over 90 million viewers and inspired a new generation of teenage TV musicals.
They recorded four studio albums, released 11 singles (including tracks for Comic Relief and as a solo artist for Sport's Relief) and even starred in their own feature movie, Seeing Double.
With two Brit Awards, Record Of The Year, various Number One releases and charity singles under their belt, the band split in 2003.
Rachel decided to embark on a solo career, supported by a legion of fans, and music legend Cathy Dennis, who penned her first hit single, Sweet Dreams My LA Ex. Two albums, further hit singles and critical acclaim followed, working with Richard X and Xenomania. The Guardian put her album in their 1,000 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die and she gained positive reviews as far afield as Time Out New York.
Her appeal to men, women and her younger fans made her one of the UK's most loved females and she secured (amongst other accolades) FHM's Sexiest Woman title, year after year, was crowned Glamour Magazine's Woman Of The Year, NME's Best Female Artist, and, more recently, Rear Of The Year!
In 2008 she worked on animation film, Glendogie Bogey with Peter Capaldi before being invited to join the cast of Strictly Come Dancing in 2008 where she held the record for the most perfect 10s ever achieved in any series of the show records, coming in second place and increasing her fanbase to a whole new level. The same year she got married to her childhood sweetheart and in 2010 gave birth to their first child, Amelie.
She has been the ambassador for brands including Marks and Spencer, Pretty Polly, Gillete, Virgin Media and Schwarzkopf shampoo. Her viral film for Everyman Testicular cancer became one of the fastest viral hits globally and, after recently coming back to work post-baby, she hosted the BAFTA's red carpet on behalf Orange.
2013 saw her return to work and she secured the campaign for Next's Petite's range in over 550 stores nationwide, online and in the Next Directory; working closely with charity Water Aid she visited some of their projects in Ethiopia and features on all bottles of Belu water (who donate all profits to WaterAid) in Sainsburys stores across the UK. The nation’s sweetheart was warmly welcomed back to work and she recently announced her role as guest judge on X Factor in New Zealand.
The nation's much loved singer, model and presenter is now back after the recent birth of her second daughter, Minnie!