S Club's Tina Barrett was stunned by bandmates after wearing infamous red dress

By Zoe Delaney & Lottie Gibbons

Tina Barrett said she had no idea her iconic red dress would cause such a huge stir.

The S Club singer made headlines in 2003 when she appeared in a daring red dress while walking the red carpet for her band's movie Seeing Double.

Tina, now 45, was just 26-years-old when she appeared in the now infamous ensemble.

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Reminiscing about the event, Tina said she had no idea or bandmates - including Rachel Stevens, Hannah Spearitt and Jo O'Meara - would be wearing more conservative outfits for S Club's big night.

Speaking to Gareth Howells on The Hundamental Guide To Life podcast, Tina said: "To be honest it was like one of those moments that sort of happened so fast because I was thinking "What should I wear? What should I wear?

"I wanted to go big, I wasn’t planning on going as big as I sort of ended up. I can’t believe people are still talking about it – it’s crazy."

With her abs on display, and the dress featuring super-high leg slits and asymmetrical shoulder detail, Tina's daring outfit was always going to attract attention, reports the Mirror.

But the Reach singer didn't anticipate quite how much - thanks to believing her bandmates would be rocking similarly eye-catching creations.

However, while Tina flashed some flesh on the red carpet back in 2003, the S Club lads Jon Lee and Bradley McIntosh and Jo O'Meara wore nondescript suits - with Dancing On Ice star Rachel Stevens opting for a slightly muted satin strapless dress, and Hannah Spearitt donning a simple pink halter neck creation.

S Club, from left to right; Jo O'Meara, Jon Lee, Tina Barrett, Bradley McIntosh, Hannah Spearitt and Rachel Stevens arrive for the Gala Celebrity premiere of the S Club movie 'Seeing Double' (Ian West)

Tina told podcast host Gareth: "To be honest, I thought the others were going to go dressy but they weren’t at all!

"They were literally covered from head to toe so it looked even more crazy."

At the time of the premiere, S Club was one of the biggest bands in Britain - with the group's stint on the big screen being released worldwide and opening at the U.K box office at #4.

Looking back on the band's heyday, Tina - who now performs with Jo and original member Paul Cattermole as S Club 3 - admits people today are missing out on "uplifting" pop music.

She said: "That period of time, the music was so uplifting and so positive – I think people are missing that because you don’t have those fun bands where the music is a little bit tongue in cheek and lots of fun.

"At the minute we’re doing Freshers which has really been really interesting because they’re eighteen years old and know all the words. I don’t know how that happened but it’s amazing."

Elsewhere in the audio interview, Tina admitted all seven original members of S Club 7 keep in contact via a WhatsApp group and haven't ruled out a reunion.

She said: "I have to say, some of the members are up for it! Like, I can actually say who; I know Rachel wants to do it, Hannah wants to do it, I’d definitely love to do it and Brad but obviously, we need all seven.

"More than half are up for it. You never know."

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