S Club sorry to let down Ipswich fans

THOUSANDS of people were disappointed last night after the top-billed group at a Children in Need pop concert in Ipswich pulled out.S Club had to postpone at the last minute after Tina Barrett and Norfolk-born Hannah Spearitt fell ill.

THOUSANDS of people were disappointed last night after the top-billed group at a Children in Need pop concert in Ipswich pulled out.

S Club had to postpone at the last minute after Tina Barrett and Norfolk-born Hannah Spearitt, fell ill.

They were to perform at a free concert in Portman Road, Ipswich, to raise cash for the annual BBC charity event.

Singer Jon acted as spokesperson for the group at a press conference.


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"All we can say is a massive sorry to Ipswich and we are still here to show our support for Children in Need.

"We feel bad because we told everyone we were performing."

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Helen Boyden travelled from Colchester with her friends and their children. There were nine disappointed faces as Dylan, seven, Scarlett, nine, Megan, five, eight-year-olds Thea, Georgina, Amy and Georgia, Josh, five, and three-year-old Willow heard the news that their favourite band would not be playing.

"I can't believe it, as we have come such a long way just for S Club," Helen said.

"But we have had a good time with S Club Juniors. They were brilliant but all the girls love S Club."

Paul Mooney, who brought his daughter Clare and son Connor from Framlingham, said: We came because of S Club but if someone is ill then they are ill."

The three-hour gig did supply many other acts to keep the crowd entertained. First up were S Club Juniors.

Next on stage was Pop Idol finalist Sarah Whatmore. Ipswich's own Rosco rounded off the night.

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