Claire Richards thinks Actions wouldn’t nonetheless be jointly now if they hadn’t break up in 2001.
The 44-12 months-previous star thinks it was important that the pop team – also produced up of Lee Latchford-Evans, Lisa Scott-Lee, Faye Tozer, and Ian “H” Watkins – broke up at the “peak of [their] vocation” in the early Noughties, relatively than throughout a minimal period.
She instructed Bella journal: “I imagine that every little thing happens for a reason. If we hadn’t break up up when we did again in 2001, I actually never feel we would be listed here doing it now.
“We completed at the complete height of our job – we ended up coming to the stop of a offered-out arena tour and the greatest hits album had been number one, so we had been riding superior.”
But adhering to the group’s break up, Claire admits she and H did not at any time count on the band to reunite.
Nevertheless, they did in 2011 and filmed a 4-section Sky documentary, ‘Steps Reunion’, in which the pop team talked about the highs and lows of their time in the band.
Claire believes Actions becoming equipped to converse out about their encounters has led to the ‘To the Conquer of My Heart’ hitmakers – who will celebrate their 25th anniversary this 12 months – staying “stronger than ever”.
She included: “As considerably as H and myself were being anxious, when we remaining, it was done – and I you should not believe we ever imagined we would arrive again.
“But we have been with each other for a longer time this time now than we had been the initial time, considering the fact that 2011, when we aired out dirty laundry for the whole environment to see.
“It can be produced us much better than at any time and we are dedicated to performing together to continue to keep on.
“It is really about the enthusiasts now. They desired us back again, so as very long as they want us, we will be listed here. We nevertheless enjoy what we do.”