‘Pop Idol’ judge Louis Walsh told radio station GWR that champ Michelle McManus should ditch plans for stardom and be a cruise-ship entertainer instead, poking fun at the singer’s large figure. “I don’t know why she won but she did and we have to give her her 15 minutes,” Walsh explained. “I think she’s like the new Jane McDonald, just a larger version. She’ll be good for cruise ships – big cruise ships.” Walsh also said “none of the ex-Spice Girls are going to sell records ever again” and former S Club star Rachel Stevens was “far too plastic” with no long-term career prospects.
Rachel Stevens Remixes 3rd Single In Sweden
January 29, 2004 – According to Rachel’s official website, the former S Club star recently headed over to Stockholm, Sweden to remix the album track ‘Breathe In Breathe Out’ for single number 3. A highly successful studio session, it saw her working with new producers Daniel Tornqvist and Ritard Lvosgren for a cooler, edgier sound. Meanwhile, she’s also been busy at work with interviews in the run-up to the Brits, where she’s nominated for Best British Single (‘Sweet Dreams My LA Ex’).
Rachel Stevens’ Post-Split Pal Is Only That
January 18, 2004 – The People reports that since splitting with Jeremy Edwards, former S Club star Rachel has apparently been seeking comfort from her friend Grant Morris, who’s a recruitment consultant. “Rachel’s split from Jeremy has been emotionally draining for her,” a source explained. “But Grant has helped her through the difficult days. She has needed his friendship and it’s great to know she can call on him at any time for a chat.” But don’t look for it to blossom into romance. “I’ve been good friends with Rachel for some time but there’s no more to it than that,” he insisted, adding, “My wife is also friends with her.”
Rachel Stevens Heads To Sweden To Rework 3rd Single
January 17, 2004 – An update on Rachel’s official website reads:
Having just returned from a relaxing holiday with friends in Spain, Rachel is now gearing up for the release of single number three from the cool ‘Funky Dory’ album.
Details of which track is to be released are still under wraps, but word has it that Rachel will be heading over to Sweden to create a hot new version of the forthcoming single.
Unhappy Rachel Stevens Goes Shopping After Split
January 12, 2004 – Following her split with actor Jeremy Edwards, The Sun reports former S Club star Rachel was spotted shopping at her local Marks & Spencer in North London looking “unhappy, almost in a daze.”