Gareth Gates, Dane Bowers, Eternal and A1 try their luck on ITV2’s The Big Reunion

Damages, Girl Thing and T3 will also be hoping for a return to the top of charts, alongside new supergroup 5th Story

Get out your double denim and put your hair in bunches, The Big Reunion is back.


Last year we saw the likes of Atomic Kitten, B*Witched and 5ive attempt to bring back their chart-topping heydays, but which pop darlings will be trying their luck in series two?

Well, nineties pop fans hoping for a return of S Club 7, All Saints or Hear’Say will be disappointed, but that’s not to say some big names won’t be taking part in the nostalgic reality TV show… 

Remember when Louise Redknapp was known for being in Eternal? Well, those days are set to stay a memory as the girl band tries to make it big again, without their most famous band member.

The boys from A1 (well, three of them) will be regrouping, too. The band, probably most well-known for their cover of A-Ha’s Take On Me, have actually been back together since 2010, so don’t expect any emotional outbursts from them. 

Joining Eternal and A1 will be boy band Damages (whose members include Emma Bunton’s husband Jade Jones), 3T (an American trio made up of Michael Jackson’s nephews no less) and Girl Thing (which stars the much-loved Mrs Kian Egan, Jodi Albert).

That’s not it, though. Oh no. The most exciting news is yet to come. 

They may not be part of a band, and therefore not technically reuniting with anyone, but this year The Big Reunion is set to bring back Gareth Gates, Dane Bowers, Adam Rickitt, Kavana (yes, the one who failed to get past the first round on The Voice) and Blazin Squad’s Kenzie to form a SUPER GROUP called 5th story. Combined, the band members have 27 top ten hits including five number ones. But can they cooperate and make a success of their new situation? It’s the kind of TV gold The Big Reunion was created for. 

The Big Reunion will be back on ITV2 in 2014. While we wait, here’s a little Gareth to get you in the mood: