With the theme of this month’s box being Nostalgia, we’re covering all areas of the past few decades and celebrating there amazing trends and stars. Find out what these celebs of the 90s and 00s have been up to since their glory days…
Between 1998 and 2003 she was a member of the pop group S Club 7! When the band announced their break and went their separate ways, Rachel succeeded in having the most success as a solo artists with five Top 10 singles. After her second album in 2005, Rachel retired from the music scene. She re-appeared on our screens in 2008 when she competed in ‘Strictly Come Dancing’, securing second place. Since then, she has made a number of TV appearances and has settled down with her husband and two daughters.
Thomas Brody Sangster
That little boy from 2003‘s ‘Love Actually’ melted all our hearts when he confessed his love for his class mate Joanna, chasing her through the airport to win her over. Thomas Brody Sangster was 12 when he starred in ‘Love Actually’ and went on to appear in British favourite ‘Nanny McPhee’ shortly after. But what’s he been up to since? Well, he is now 27 year’s old! Yep, we feel old! If you’re a regular watcher of ‘Game of Thrones’ you would have seen him make an appearance and he has also had a reoccurring role in ‘The Maze Runner’ movie franchise!
She rose to fame in the 60s as a supermodel but it was her role as Patsy Stone in the 90s British comedy ‘Absolutely Fabulous’ that made her the icon she is today. She certainly has been busy, receiving an OBE, being an activist for multiple charities and appearing in multiple blockbusters such as ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’. Joanna returned as Patsy last year for the ‘Absolutely Fabulous’ movie. Joanna will be going on a solo tour later this year and you can get tickets here.
One fifth of Westlife, Shane Filan, has had a bit of a struggle over the years since being in one of the biggest boybands in the world. Shane filed for bankruptcy the same year Westlife ended in 2012 and was forced to give up his family home. After a difficult year, he released his first solo single in 2013 and it reached number 14 in the UK chart! Shane is now back on his feet and currently working on his third album.
Winner of ‘The X Factor’ in 2006, Leona Lewis is still classed as the most talented winner of the hit talent show. She is still the second best-selling act, behind One Direction, from ‘The X Factor’ having sold 20 million records worldwide. After her third album, ‘Glassheart’, was released in 2012 it failed to match the success of her previous albums and her exposure began to dip. She went on to focus on a Christmas album and in recent years has appeared in the West End on multiple shows.
She stole hearts when she played the rebellious and troubled Effy Stonem in the E4’s ‘Skins’ from 2007 to 2009. After her success on ‘Skins’, Kaya went on to star in a series of music videos by Plan B & Robbie Williams. Since 2010 she has starred in a few low key film roles, where she appeared as the female lead in ‘The Maze Runner’, a three film franchise that concluded this year. She also had a starring role in the most recent ‘Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales’ in 2017. She is also set to appear alongside Zac Efron in the biopic of Ted Bundy next year!
Best known for being one quarter of the 00s boy band Blue, Simon Webbe has dabbled with his solo career after the band split in 2005 due to Elton John suggesting that their popularity was decreasing. Eeek! Simon is the only member of Blue to have multiple top 10 singles, with one of his songs featuring as the title track for Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer.
Since finishing fifth place on I’m A Celebrity in 2007, things seemed to go a little quiet for the musician. Blue reunited in 2009 for Eurovision and Simon didn’t return to the music scene until last year, releasing his third studio album, Smile.
Mutya Buena rose to fame as part of the pop girl band Sugababes. Whilst in the band, Sugababes had four UK number ones, six top ten hits and three multi-platinum albums! Why would you leave such a successful group? In 2005, Mutya left the band and pursued her solo career the following year. Her first solo single reached number 2 in the chart & a Brit nomination. However when the singles that followed didn’t perform as well & sadly parted company with her label in 2008. Over the years she has made a variety of TV appearances and has recently started her own agency with friends called Colour of Musiq for struggling musicians around the UK.
In 2001, model Sophie Ellis-Bexter hit the music scene with her debut album ‘Read My Lips’ reaching number two on the UK chart plus four top twenty singles from that album. Her most well known was ‘Murder on the Dancefloor’, reaching number 2 in the UK chart and charting for twenty-three weeks. In the early 00s she had an very successful music career but what has she been up to in recent years? Her most recent album was in 2014 but in November of last year she announced that she will be releasing an Orchestral Greatest Hits album this Spring so keep your eyes peeled!
He and Will Young divided the country when they got to the final of Pop Idol in 2002. Although he finished in second place, he has sold over 3.5 million records in the UK over the years! The singer may not release as much solo music as he used to but he continues to perform in theatre productions on the West End and continues to tour around the country.
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