Fans of ITV2 show The Big Reunion are in for a treat – more long-interred pop idols are set to be unearthed for a second coming when the show returns to our screens later this year.
During its first run viewers consistently tuned in to watch former pin-ups 5ive, B*witched, Liberty X, Atomic Kitten and Honeyz set their differences aside and rehearse ahead of a one-off live show at the Hammersmith Apollo in London.
Following that success a second series has been commissioned, with producers their next batch of talent can replicate the drama that unfolded when The Big Reunion launched back in January.
They'll cast a spell on you: B*witched onstage at Hammersmith Apollo (WENN)
“The confirmed date for series two is September,” an insider told the Daily Star. “It was so popular with viewers – so we're expecting big ratings. There was plenty of drama.”
A host of nineties and noughties pop stars have been linked to the new series, amongst them Big Brovaz, S Club 7, All Saints, East 17, Eternal and Hear'Say – who will reportedly appear without Kym Marsh, who is currently committed to her role on Coronation Street.
Comeback: 5ive returned, minus Jay, for the ITV2 show (WENN)
Meanwhile, girl-group Honeyz have admitted that appearing on the show helped kickstart their flagging careers – with their comeback single set to be released later this year.
“We've got a single that we absolutely love,” band-member Mariama told the Daily Star. “And I don't always say that. We're so excited – it'll be out in the autumn.”