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Joel Leaver

Stock Aitken Waterman to reunite for Channel 5 documentary about chart-topping music trio

Stock Aitken Waterman are set to reunite for a new three-part documentary about the pop music producers, that will also feature some of their frequent collaborators.

The trio – consisting of Mike Stock, 71, Matt Aitken, 66, and Pete Waterman, 75 – will discuss their chart success in the Channel 5 project. It's due to also explore their tribulations.

The songwriting and producing team are responsible for a number of chart-topping songs in the 1980s. They also enjoyed success in the 1990s and had hits internationally.

Their back catalogue includes songs such as Never Gonna Give You Up, I Should Be So Lucky and Especially for You.

Matt Aitken (left), Pete Waterman (centre) and Mike Stock (right) are responsible for a number of chart-topping songs from the 1980s (PA Wire)

The trio are due to reunite for the new documentary Stock Aitken Waterman: Step Back In Time, as reported by Hello! magazine. It will take a look back at their career as a team.

They are associated with acts like Kylie Minogue, 54, Rick Astley, 56, Jason Donovan, 54. All three are said to feature in the docuseries about Stock Aitken Waterman (SAW).

It's said to include unseen footage. And fans can expect to hear about the formation of the partnership – who also worked with the likes of Donna Summer and Bananarama.

They frequently worked with Kylie Minogue (left) and Jason Donovan (right) at the start of their music careers (Getty Images)
They also penned songs for Rick Astley (pictured) (Getty Images)

Whilst discussing their career, Pete seemed to reference lyrics from Kylie's 1989 song Wouldn't Change a Thing. He said: "If we had to do it all again, I wouldn't change a thing."

Greg Barnett, commissioning editor for Channel 5, said the trio had "expertise and talent". He said without such, the likes of Kylie and Jason may not have been huge successes.

The trio - known as Stock Aitken Waterman - also enjoyed success in the 1990s (Chris van de Vooren/Sunshine/REX/Shutterstock)

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He said those behind the new project are "delighted" to reunite Stock Aitken Waterman. Greg said they will talk "exclusively for the first time" on TV about their career.

They will discuss their "astounding success," he said. Greg added that the trio will also talk about the "trials and tribulations" behind their enduring hit songs.

The songwriting and producing team also penned songs for the late Donna Summer (pictured) (Getty)
They also worked with Bananarama (pictured) (Getty Images)

Lesley Douglas, founder of production company Lonesome Pine, has also spoke about the docuseries ahead of its released. They described the project as a "labour of love".

She said those behind the project wanted to introduce the trio's music to a new audience. Lesley added that they also intended to rekindle memories for the "original fans".

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