Rachel Stevens speaks out about the S Club 7 romance between Hannah Spearritt and Paul Cattermole

Rachel Stevens has opened up about the controversial S Club 7 romance that’s been hitting the headlines.

Following the band’s reunion tour, Hannah Spearritt and Paul Cattermole have reportedly got back together, having previously dated from 2001 to 2006.

But their rekindled relationship hasn’t gone down well with Hannah’s former fiancé Adam Thomas, who has blasted the blonde singer for moving on with Paul immediately after they’d broken up.

‘Hannah moaned to me until she was blue in the face about Paul – she said he was so fat he could hardly dance,’ said Adam.

‘And now she’s with him. He’d moved into my bed before it’d got cold – that’s the biggest kick in the teeth.’

Rachel has defended 34-year-old Hannah though and hopes the online abuse she’s received hasn’t upset her too much.

‘Bless her, I don’t really know what’s happening with all that but I do hope she’s ok,’ says Rachel, 37.

‘I try not to pay too much attention to that stuff, the negative stuff that is online, but it is there for all of us unfortunately. It is what it is.’

Rachel admits that Paul and Hannah always had a bond which returned when the S Club 7 reunion tour kicked off earlier this year.

‘Hannah and Paul are so close, and they always have been,’ Rachel tells the Mirror.

‘They’ve always got on so well, and always had that relationship and when we came back on tour, that just came back straight away.

‘They always really just got on with each other right from the start but this time around, I didn’t really think about it to be honest.’

Whilst Hannah and Paul, 38, have kept quiet about their love, fans spotted them sharing a kiss on the London Underground earlier this week and they certainly looked pretty close.

It also means that they’re still hanging out together, despite the fact that the S Club 7 Bring It All Back 2015 tour ended last month.

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