Emma Bunton
Singer, songwriter, actress
Emma Bunton
Emma Lee Bunton is a British pop singer/songwriter, actress, model and TV and radio presenter. She is a member of the girl group, The Spice Girls formed in the 1990s, in which she is known as Baby Spice as she is the youngest member. She is currently a Radio DJ On Heart FM Saturday evening slot from 5pm to 7pm. Her debut solo album A Girl Like Me was released in the United Kingdom on 16 April 2001 by Virgin Records.
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Watch The Spice Girls Shut Down Creative Team Who Wanted Them To Look Sexier
Huffington Post - 3 months
This week, an old video of the Spice Girls being amazing (obviously) surfaced online, and it is the literal definition of girl power. The clip was reportedly filmed while the ladies ― Mel C., Mel B., Emma Bunton, Geri Halliwell and Victoria Beckham ― were on set for a Polaroid commercial. (Remember the Spice Cam?) When producers suggested the group show more skin in their schoolgirl-inspired outfits, they were having none of it.  At the beginning of the video, Mel B. confronts one of the men on set (seemingly a producer or member of the creative team) and asks, “Why did you ask to have cleavage showing and a midriff showing?” He replies with the typically gross answer, “It’s every man’s fantasy.”  Then Geri walks by to put him in his place, calling him “a chauvinistic pig” before Victoria struts over, steals his sunglasses and proceeds to mock him.  “It’s not sunny, stop trying to look cool,” she says.  And it just keeps getting better.  Geri rips the guy for try ...
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Top of the morning! She was a Spice Girl, he was TV's resident lothario. Now Emma Bunton and Jamie Theakston are bickering like an old married couple as breakfast radio show hosts
Daily Mail (UK) - over 3 years
Emma Bunton and Jamie Theakston - who're being hailed as broadcasting's new power couple thanks to their teaming up to present a radio show - are bona fide old mates.
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VINTAGE VIDEO: Posh Spice Disses Jon Stewart On 'The Daily Show'
Huffington Post - almost 4 years
Victoria Beckham is well aware of her reputation for being cold and, as she put it, a "moody cow." The designer claims that she isn't really an ice queen... but an awesome vintage video from 2000 reveals that there is indeed snarky side. In October 2000, back when Beckham was Posh Spice, she and Emma Bunton (Baby Spice) hit up "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" to promote their newest album. If the Spice Girls and Jon Stewart sound like a strange combination, well, it was. Stewart bumbled through with questions like, "You're married? How'd that go?" But Posh, being so very Posh, didn't make things any easier. When Stewart jokes that his wife is imaginary, Posh asked coyly, "She would have to be, eh?" The she goes in for the kill: "I don't actually think you're that funny." Ouch, Vic. Looks like that reputation for sassiness was completely deserved, after all. [h/t Buzzfeed] WATCH: More Posh Spice throwbacks: Want more? Be sure to check out HuffPost S ...
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Spice Girl Emma Bunton Searches for Her Lost Lab
People Magazine - about 4 years
The singer appeals to her Twitter followers for help finding her missing brown Labrador, Phoebe
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Spice Girls' Hot Body Secrets Revealed!
US Magazine - over 4 years
All eyes were on the Spice Girls during the closing ceremony at the London Olympics August 12. Sixteen years after the group hit it big with their smash single "Wannabe," the five females -- Victoria Beckham, 38, Geri Halliwell, 40, Emma Bunton, 36, Melanie Chisholm, 38, and Melanie Brown, 37 -- looked sexier than ever performing in front of the world's most talented athletes (not to mention millions of viewers). Here, Us Weekly uncovers how the best-selling female group of all time (who are now all moms!) got camera ready. PHOTOS: Sexiest British stars Fashion designer Beckham -- mom to Brooklyn, 13, Romeo, 9, Cruz, 7, and Harper, 13 months -- recently confessed that she loves "to snack." Her healthy go-to treats include fresh fruit and coconut water. After years of yo-yo dieting, Halliwell -- mom to Bluebell, 6 -- has developed a smarter way to stay in shape. "Geri is all about yoga, healthy eating -- and clothes that flatter her shape," a source says in the new issue of ...
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Spice Girls rock at Olympics closing ceremony
The Express Tribune Blogs - over 4 years
The London Olympics closed with a dazzling and eccentric extravaganza of music and dance that rocked the main stadium filled with royalty, celebrities, athletes and a sea of exuberant spectators, reported Reuters. One of the biggest cheers of the night came as five coloured London taxi drove into the centre of the stadium letting out five famous singers — the Spice Girls. The Spice Girls reuniting to perform at the closing ceremony for the London 2012 Olympic Games was not really a secret, as the band was spotted rehearsing but the cheers were deafening as Victoria Beckham, Emma Bunton, Geri Halliwell, Melanie Chisholm and Melanie Brown — aka Posh Spice, Baby Spice, Ginger Spice, Sporty Spice and Scary Spice, respectively — sang “Wannabe” and “Spice Up Your Life” riding around the Olympic Stadium atop black London taxi cabs, reports CBS News. The famous group performed together Sunday night after four years. Earlier this year however, the qu ...
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Spice Girl Melanie Brown's Sexy Catsuit: All the Details!
US Magazine - over 4 years
When the Spice Girls took the stage at the Olympics Closing Ceremony in London on Sunday, it seemed as if they had stepped out of a time machine, with all five members looking even better than they did in the 90s! While her group mates, Geri Halliwell, 40, Victoria Beckham, 38, and Emma Bunton, 36, showed off their legs in mini dresses (Melanie Chisholm, 38, donned a white jumpsuit), Melanie Brown, 37, flaunted her incredible figure in a nude catsuit with sequins and sexy sheer panels throughout. PHOTOS: Ageless A-listers To dress Brown (aka Scary Spice) for her first on-stage appearance with her gals since 2008, the singer's stylist, Stephanie Kradjian, turned to the designer behind Jennifer Lopez's sexy tour costumes: Zuhair Murad. "Melanie has been looking amazing, stylish and elegant lately and the reviews she has been getting have been great," Kradjian tells Us Weekly.  "We've been going in the direction of some great designers lately and loving the feedback!" PH ...
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The Spice Girls Reunite to Perform at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London
Ok Magazine - over 4 years
Photo credit:  Getty Images It’s a dream come true for Spice Girls fans. The band, which broke up in 2001, will be reuniting to perform two songs at the closing ceremony at the Summer Olympics in London on August 12, and while it was unclear whether or not Victoria Beckham, aka Posh, would be joining them, it's being reporting she’s on board. Related articles:  Jade Jones Proposes to Emma Bunton; Spice Girls Rejoice! Posh: "The Spice Girls Looked Like Drag Queens!" David Beckham & Victoria Beckham Share Photos of "Daddy's Little Girl" Harper Seven David & Victoria Beckham Glam It Up for London Fashion Week read more
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Finally a Spice Girls reunion (of sorts!): Mel C and Emma Bunton to duet
Daily Mail (UK) - over 4 years
Will sing I Know Him So Well from the musical Chess.
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Eurovision 2012: 5 Entries Committing Pop Theft
Obsessed with Film - What Cultur - almost 5 years
WEEK 4: Sometimes in Eurovision, producers and artists just struggle to come up with original ideas for songs. I mean the contest has been going on for 57 years now so it’s a little more difficult to think outside of the box these days. The solution: ‘Hmmm, why don’t we just nab some bits from songs that have already been chart hits? It’ll take less time  (and money – we’re in debt remember), sound instantly familiar to everyone who’s heard the original and will definitely be better than that cack about pigeons we were composing before. Just give it to some young sexy people to sing, throw in some equally sexy dancers, add a gimmick – flames, snow, thunder, midgets dressed as sheep – and ta-dah! We’ve totally won this thing.’ The 2012 Eurovision Song Contest is rife with stolen musical identities so here are 5 cases of Pop Theft running amok the firework-laden stage alongside their chart hit counterparts (so you can decide for yourself): Sofi Marinova – Love Unlimited (Bulgaria) ...
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Spice Girls 'emotional' over show
Belfast Telegraph - almost 5 years
Former Spice Girl Emma Bunton said the group had an "emotional" moment when they read the script of the musical based on their career.
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Global Radio Acquires Atlantic FM, Rebands to Heart
News On News - almost 5 years
Global Radio has announced the acquisition of Atlantic FM which will extend its successful national Heart brand into Cornwall. The Cornwall station will be rebranded progressively over the coming months and will be supported by a promotional campaign on and off air, guiding listeners through the switchover. Breakfast and drivetime shows will continue to be produced in the South West, with local news continuing on the hour and local advertising sold locally. An additional investment will be made in the local sales teams giving them new systems and hardware later this year. The station’s St Agnes offices will remain as the headquarters for the sales division whilst programming will move to state of the art facilities in the Heart ‘centre of broadcasting excellence’ in Exeter. Heart is the UK’s largest commercial radio network, now covering multiple regions including London, Bristol, the West Midlands, Kent, Sussex, Hampshire, Dorset, Devon, Norfolk, Suffolk and now Cornwall. Accord ...
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Emma Bunton Designs Kids Collection for Argos
Celebrity Babies - People - over 5 years
Courtesy Argos Victoria Beckham isn’t the only Spice Girl alum entering the fashion world. Emma ‘Baby Spice’ Bunton has teamed up with UK retailer Argos to create a 99-piece kids collection, which will debut in early 2012. “As a mum myself I’m forever searching for fun and fashionable clothes for my boys, that are comfortable and practical too — clothes they really want to wear,” Bunton, 35, told British Vogue. “[And] working with Argos has given me the opportunity to create exactly that. I’m so proud of the outcome.” Lucky for Bunton, she didn’t have to look far to find the perfect model for her new line. Son Beau, 4, will be the face of the collection. And it seems he is following in mom’s footsteps. “As a child, I [was] featured in [their] catalog several times,” Bunton added.”It’s great to make a return appearance, this time with my own range — it’s something I’ve always wanted to do.”
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Emma Bunton designs kids' range for Argos modelled by son Beau
Daily Mail (UK) - over 5 years
Little Beau poses in items from singer's 99-piece collection, designed in a new partnership with the catalogue brand. The range will be unveiled in full in the new year.
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Emma Bunton Heads to Heart London's Breakfast Show
News On News - over 5 years
London’s Heart 106.2 is delighted to welcome Emma Bunton as the new co-presenter of the Heart Breakfast show with Jamie Theakston from Monday until the end of the year. After returning to host The Saturday Show on Heart following the birth of her second baby boy, Emma will be taking up her seat on the breakfast show while regular co-host Harriet Scott enjoys the arrival of her second baby. Emma joined Heart in June 2009 to host The Saturday Show and in May this year, she gave birth to Tate, her second baby boy with her fiancée Jade. Their first son, Beau, recently celebrated his fourth birthday. No doubt the early starts and constant feeding will stand Emma in good stead as she pairs up with father-of-two Jamie…! Emma Bunton said: “I can't wait to be in the breakfast hot seat with Jamie.  It'll be a fun packed run up to Christmas and I am really excited!” Heart’s Programme Director Adrian Stewart said: “We’re delighted to welcome Emma to Heart Breakfast with Jamie. Every mornin ...
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Heart Sussex Appoints Iain McKenna as Managing Director
News On News - over 5 years
Global Radio has announced the appointment of Iain McKenna as Managing Director of Heart Sussex, with immediate effect. McKenna joins from Key 360, a Marketing and Business Development Agency, where he has worked for over two years.  With more than seven years experience in the radio industry, McKenna has held the position of Managing Director at various stations including Radio City 96.7 & Magic 1548, Original 106 FM and NorthSound Radio. Based in Brighton, McKenna will report to Hugh Murray, Regional Managing Director of the Meridian region at Global Radio. Hugh Murray said:  “Iain has achieved great things throughout his radio career and delivered outstanding results for the stations he has worked at. We’re looking forward to having him lead the Heart Sussex team.” Iain McKenna said: “I’m passionate about radio and thrilled to be working with an established and successful brand like Heart. It is a great opportunity to join Global Radio as a company and I am looking forwa ...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Emma Bunton
    THIRTIES
  • 2016
    Age 40
    She made a cameo appearance in the 2016 film Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie. In addition, she gave her voice to Muhimu in the UK version of the Disney Channel’s television series The Lion Guard. Bunton has been in a relationship with Damage singer Jade Jones since 1998. Bunton became engaged to Jones on 23 January 2011.
    More Details Hide Details The couple have two sons: Beau Lee Jones (born 10 August 2007) and Tate Lee Jones (born 6 May 2011).
    In the same time, she made a cameo appearance in the 2016 film Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie.
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    In 2016 Mel B, Emma Bunton, and Geri Halliwell reunited as The Spice Girls for the 20th anniversary of "Wannabe".
    More Details Hide Details Former Spice Girls members Victoria Beckham and Mel C opted to not take part in the reunion to focus on their own careers.
  • 2015
    Age 39
    In 2015, she made a cameo appearance in Spanish comedy film Cómo sobrevivir a una despedida, during a scene in which the five main characters are seen impersonating the Spice Girls in a talent show.
    More Details Hide Details Since March 2016, Bunton has co-presented Too Much TV, a daily magazine show on BBC Two.
  • 2014
    Age 38
    In October 2014, Bunton appeared on the UK series of The X Factor to assist judge and fellow Spice Girl Mel B in choosing the three best boys acts to take through to the live shows.
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  • 2012
    Age 36
    In August 2012, she made a cameo appearance in Keith Lemon: The Film.
    More Details Hide Details In the summer of 2013, Bunton was a judge on the ITV Saturday night entertainment series Your Face Sounds Familiar alongside Julian Clary and a different guest judge each week.
    She performed at the 2012 Summer Olympics closing ceremony on 12 August 2012 with The Spice Girls.
    More Details Hide Details This would be the last time that the band would perform as a quintet. Since 2016 Emma has reunited as The Spice Girls with Geri Halliwell and Mel B. Bunton's television appearances include being a judge on the ITV celebrity skating show Dancing on Ice and entertainment series Your Face Sounds Familiar. In addition, she gives her voice to Muhimu in the UK version of Disney Junior’s television series The Lion Guard. Bunton was born in Finchley, north London. Her parents, Pauline, a karate instructor, and Trevor Bunton, a milkman, split up when she was 11, after which she stayed with her mother. She has a younger brother, Paul James. As stated in an interview with Eammon Holmes & Ruth Langsford on This Morning during August 2016, Bunton's maternal family originate in County Wexford, Ireland. Bunton went to St. Theresa's Roman Catholic Primary School in Finchley.
    Following Harriet Scott's departure from Heart Breakfast in November 2012, it was announced Bunton would succeed her as co-host along with Jamie Theakston from 7 January 2013.
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    In January 2012, Bunton reprised her role as one of fictional PR manager Edina Monsoon's disgruntled clients in a revival of the BBC's Absolutely Fabulous.
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    Bunton also worked with fellow Spice Girl Melanie C on her 2012 album, Stages for the album track "I Know Him So Well".
    More Details Hide Details The song was released as a single on 11 November 2012. In March 2014, Bunton, along with Melanie C, took part in recording England's 2014 World Cup song. She collaborated with the likes of fellow pop stars, Eliza Doolittle, Katy B, Conor Maynard, Kimberley Walsh and Pixie Lott, on "Greatest Day", a track originally performed by British band, Take That. The track was produced by Gary Barlow and recorded at Sarm Studios in London. The track also featured past footballers such as Gary Lineker, Michael Owen, Geoff Hurst, David Seaman, Peter Shilton, Glenn Hoddle and Dion Dublin on backing vocals.
    On 12 August 2012, after much speculation, Bunton and the Spice Girls performed a medley of "Wannabe" and "Spice Up Your Life" at the 2012 Summer Olympics closing ceremony, reuniting as a quintet for the last time for the event.
    More Details Hide Details This was the last Spice Girls concert to feature Victoria Beckham and Mel C. Their performance was the most tweeted moment of Olympics closing ceremony with over 116,000 tweets on Twitter per minute.
    On 26 June 2012, all five Spice Girls were in attendance at a press conference in London to promote the launch of Viva Forever: The Musical.
    More Details Hide Details The press conference was held at St. Pancras Renaissance London Hotel, the location where the Spice Girls filmed the music video for their breakthrough hit "Wannabe", sixteen years earlier, to the day. The musical opened at the West End's Piccadilly Theatre on 11 December 2012. After poor reviews from critics and "a loss of £5 million", the show has its final performance on 29 June 2013.
  • 2008
    Age 32
    In December 2008, Bunton debuted as a member of the panel on Loose Women on ITV.
    More Details Hide Details In February 2010, Bunton appeared in a UK National Television campaign first aired during Coronation Street, showing her in the Heart Radio studios at the start and the end of the advert. In January 2010, Bunton joined the "Ice Panel" on ITV dancing show Dancing on Ice replacing former judge Ruthie Henshall. She stepped down from this role on 2 December 2011. Bunton hosted Channel 5's Don't Stop Believing from July to August 2010. In August 2010, Bunton guest presented GMTV with Lorraine on GMTV. On 8 October 2010, 19 November 2010 and 7 January 2011, she guest presented Lorraine on ITV Breakfast.
  • 2007
    Age 31
    In 2007, The Spice Girls re-grouped and announced plans to tour as a quintet for the last time for a The Return of the Spice Girls, from which they were said to have earned £10 million each (approximately $20 million).
    More Details Hide Details The team's members said that they were still enjoying doing their "own thing". The group decided to release their first compilation album, a collection of their Greatest Hits. This album was released in early November 2007, and the tour began on 2 December 2007. During the reformation Film maker Bob Smeaton directed an official film of the tour, which he titled Spice Girls: Giving You Everything. As well as their sell-out tour, the Spice Girls were contracted to appear in Tesco advertisements, for which they were paid £1 million each. Judy Craymer teamed up with the Spice Girls and Simon Fuller and began to develop a Spice Girls musical entitled Viva Forever. Although the girls were not to star in the show themselves, they were to influence the show's cast and production choices in a story which uses their music but bears no relation to their personal story; similar to that of ABBA's music in Mamma Mia!
  • TWENTIES
  • 2001
    Age 25
    Bunton's debut solo album, A Girl Like Me, was released in the United Kingdom on 16 April 2001 by Virgin Records.
    More Details Hide Details The album debuted and peaked at No. 4 on the UK Albums Chart. It was certified gold by the British Phonographic Industry for sales in excess of 100,000 copies, ultimately becoming the 147th best-selling album in the UK for 2001. The album brought the UK and New Zealand No. 1 single "What Took You So Long? " as well as top five hits "What I Am" and "Take My Breath Away" and the top 20 hit "We're Not Gonna Sleep Tonight". Bunton's second album, Free Me, was released in 2004 through 19 Entertainment/Universal Records. Four singles were taken from it: "Free Me", "Maybe", "I'll Be There" and "Crickets Sing for Anamaria". After the release of her third album, Life in Mono, she reunited with the Spice Girls in 2007 for an international tour and greatest hits album. From 2003 to 2012 Bunton had a recurring role on the BBC comedy series Absolutely Fabulous.
  • 2000
    Age 24
    In 2000, after the release of their third album, Forever, which charted at number two in the UK, the Spice Girls stopped recording, concentrating on their solo careers in regards to their foreseeable future. Bunton's debut solo album, A Girl Like Me, released in the United Kingdom on 16 April 2001 by Virgin Records.
    More Details Hide Details The album debuted and peaked at number four on the UK Albums Chart, with 21,500 copies sold in its first week. Although initial success was promising, A Girl Like Me fell down the chart quickly. However, singles "What Took You So Long? ", "Take My Breath Away", and "We're Not Gonna Sleep Tonight" helped the album stay on the UK Albums Chart for several weeks. On 7 September 2001, A Girl Like Me was certified gold by the British Phonographic Industry for sales in excess of 100,000 copies, ultimately becoming the 147th best-selling album in the UK for 2001. The album brought the UK number-one "What Took You So Long? " as well as top five hits "What I Am" (a cover of a 1988 song by Edie Brickell & New Bohemians) and "Take My Breath Away" and the top 20 hit "We're Not Gonna Sleep Tonight". The album sold 125,000 copies in the UK. Disappointing sales led to Bunton's leaving Virgin in 2002. Bunton performed at Party at the Palace, an event that was held at Buckingham Palace Garden on 3 June 2002 in commemoration of the Golden Jubilee of Elizabeth II. Her solo performance at the event was a cover of The Supremes' 1964 hit "Baby Love".
  • 1999
    Age 23
    In 1999, she presented Emma on VH1.
    More Details Hide Details She recorded "(Hey You) Free Up Your Mind" for the film Pokémon: The First Movie.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1996
    Age 20
    On 7 June 1996, the Spice Girls released their debut single "Wannabe" in the United Kingdom.
    More Details Hide Details In the weeks leading up to the release, the video for "Wannabe", got a trial airing on The Box music channel. The song proved to be a global hit, reaching number 1 in 29 countries. and becoming the biggest-selling single by an all-female group of all time. It was followed by nine further number-one singles from their albums Spice, Spiceworld and Forever. Each member of the group received a nickname from the media. Bunton was named "Baby Spice". Other successful releases followed, including "Say You'll Be There" and "2 Become 1" from Spice, and "Spice Up Your Life", "Too Much" and "Stop" from Spiceworld.
  • 1995
    Age 19
    The group began a relationship with Simon Fuller of 19 Entertainment and finally signed with him in March 1995. During the summer of that year the group toured record labels in London and Los Angeles with Fuller and finally signed a deal with Virgin Records in September 1995. From this point on, up to the summer of 1996, the group continued to write and record tracks for their debut album while extensively touring the west coast of the United States, where they had signed a publishing deal with Windswept Pacific.
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  • 1993
    Age 17
    In 1993, she appeared in the ITV police series, The Bill, and also made a brief appearance as a prostitute in the BBC drama series To Play the King.
    More Details Hide Details Bunton also appeared in a public information film for the British government concerning fire safety. In 1994, Melanie C, Mel B, Geri Halliwell, and Victoria Beckham responded to an advertisement in The Stage magazine. Around 400 women who answered the ad went to Dance Works studios. Halliwell, Chisholm, Beckham (née Adams), and Brown were originally chosen as the members of the group, along with Michelle Stephenson, who due to her lack of commitment was replaced with Abigail Kis but for only a short while, then, was finally replaced with Bunton. The group felt insecure about the lack of a contract and were frustrated by the direction in which Heart Management was steering them. In October 1994, armed with a catalogue of demos and dance routines, the group began touring management agencies. They persuaded Bob Herbert to set up a showcase performance for the group in front of industry writers, producers and A&R men in December 1994 at the Nomis Studios in Shepherd's Bush where they received an "overwhelmingly positive" reaction. Due to the large interest in the group, the Herberts quickly set about creating a binding contract for the group. Encouraged by the reaction they had received at the Nomis showcase, all five members delayed signing contracts on the legal advice from, amongst others, Adams' father Anthony Adams. In March 1995, because of the group's frustration at their management's unwillingness to listen to their visions and ideas, they parted with Heart Management.
  • 1992
    Age 16
    She appeared briefly in the BBC series EastEnders in 1992 as a mugger.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1976
    Age 0
    Born on January 21, 1976.
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