As one seventh of super 90s/00s pop group, S Club 7, Hannah Spearritt helped thousands of teens Reach for the stars and took everyone who wanted to listen to an S Club party. Now, after a break from teeny bopping tunes, the singer has landed herself a part in gritty London soap, Eastenders.

Hannah SpearrittSinger-turned-actress Hannah Spearritt is joining Eastenders

The singer-turned-actress is the latest pop star to join Walford following the appointment of Lee Ryan as Harry 'Woody' Woodward - former star of boyband, Blue.

The BBC has revealed Spearritt, 36, will appear for a short stint in the role of Kandice Taylor, the younger sister of Karen Taylor.

Speaking about appearing on the show, she said: "I’m over the moon to be joining the show, it’s such a huge part of British telly.

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"I’m really looking forward to getting started and I can’t wait to see the Square in the flesh... Walford here I come."

The Taylor family first appeared in Albert Square in May but little has been heard of Karen’s sibling.

Singer Spearritt - who won a place at the National Youth Music Theatre - was just 18 when she was thrown into the spotlight as part of S Club 7 alongside bandmates Rachel Stevens, Jo O’Meara, Paul Cattermole, Tina Barrett, Bradley McIntosh and Jon Lee.

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Hannah and Paul met prior to the formation of the group and dated for a while during the height of S Club’s success.

S Club 7 went on to have four UK Number One singles, sell more than 10 million albums worldwide and win two Brit Awards as well as starring in their own popular TV series, before they split in 2003.