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Yours For A Tenner: Cheeky Girls, Another Level, Steps, S Club, 911 and Five

by | 30th, July 2007

cheeky-girls-lembit.jpgTHERE’S something inherently satisfying about seeing former pop stars reduced to faded has-beens. Yet while we, with our (mostly) boring and predictable lives sneer on, wouldn’t it have been better to be a one-hit wonder than a no-hit wonder?

Still, let’s enjoy our sneers when we can. And when the Sun finds former stars from the Cheeky Girls, Another Level, Steps, S Club, 911 and Five in a Milton Keynes shopping mall selling autographs for a tenner, it’s hard not to smile.

Promoted by MusicMania Live, the event promised “the incredible buzz of getting to know your favourite music idols from the last three decades”. However the Centre:mk shopping precinct bore witness to an embarrassing glimpse at what happens when the teenyboppers move onto the next big (or even middling) thing.

For £145, members of the public could have their photo taken with the likes of Another Level’s Dane Bowers, S Club’s Bradley McIntosh and Steps’ Ian ‘H’ Watkins.

Autographs would cost an extra tenner each, bringing the total cost to £290 for those who really wanted the full, star-studded, glamorous package.

According to the Sun, a dismal total of around 100 punters turned up during the day, leaving the former fleeting pop stars plenty of time and silence to ponder their next move to get back into the big time – Celebrity Big Brother? Shag Pete Doherty? Marry an MP?

I wonder how much a Lembit Opik autograph would cost?



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