S Club 7 have finally silenced the rumors and announced that they will reform this summer, according to The Daily Mirror today (March 21, 2012). The seven-piece pop band who rose to fame in the 1990s and 2000s with a series of pop albums and a TV show are reportedly making a comeback over the next few months, with a series of reunion gigs and possibly two albums to follow.
Originally, the band was the brainchild of Simon Fuller, who has also been responsible for the careers of The Spice Girls and Will Young, and went on to manage Rachel Stevens' short-lived solo career. Fuller is apparently not involved in the comeback, though. A source close to the band told The Mirror "The guys have been inundated with approaches and offers over the past three years, but always said no. But following a series of talks and meetings, they decided to go for it." They also said that everybody in the band is "frantically" trying to get back into shape for the forthcoming concert schedule.