Faye Tozer of Steps fame will admit that theirs was a particularly cringey brand of pop – but, as there was then, there is an audience for it. She talks to Lauren Murphy
There were a lot of factors that came into it. We’d always talked about a possible 10-year reunion after we’d split, so that was always playing at the back of our minds, I guess. But it was actually purely down to the fact that Sony was going to release our greatest hits album, with or without us. And because we’d left behind quite impressive statistics and sales and what-have-you, we didn’t want them to just chuck it out and for it to fizzle out and no one to know anything about it. And that’s when we got back in contact with old management and people we’d worked with before, and tried to find out a way of making the profile of the album bigger. And that’s how the [Sky Living] TV show came about. I love this question, because all the stories you hear about J-LO having her white room and her puppies . . . We know for a fact that it comes out of your own pocket. We were wise to that a long time ago. When we first started, Claire used to make sure she had a bottle of Lambrini in a bucket for when we came off stage. Otherwise, [it was] vodka and cranberry, a few bottles of water and fresh towels. Nothing glamorous, I’m afraid. We’ve actually had lots of people who’ve said they’re going to come in fancy dress. It's like going to a Rocky Horror gig: dress up as your favourite member and come on down! We want it to be a buzzy night for everyone, so they can come and sing at the top of their voices and dance and embarrass themselves with another 10,000 people. We’re the ultimate guilty pleasure.