Adam Rickitt nearly turned down Big Reunion

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 3 February 2014
5th Story

5th Story

Adam Rickitt - who will appear on 'The Big Reunion' with new super-group 5th Story - admits he nearly turned down the opportunity to appear on the show

Adam Rickitt nearly turned down 'The Big Reunion'.

The former 'Coronation Street' star forms one fifth of new band 5th Story - made up of past pop stars including Dane Bowers, Kavana, Kenzie from Blazin' Squad and Gareth Gates - and he admits his first brush with pop stardom left him reluctant to return to music.

Speaking on ITV's 'This Morning' today (03.02.14), he said: "I hated it first time round. I found it really lonely and not very nice. And also, because I got into showbiz so young, I didn't even know who I was, and to suddenly get put out into the world, it was all quite intimidating.

"That's why when this came around, I was going to say no. But when we met for the first time, I thought, 'You know what, this could be really good fun.' They're actually nice guys, so it works."

The super-group will appear on the second series of 'The Big Reunion' with established bands Eternal and A1, and Kenzie says they haven't had a lot of time to get to know one another.

The 'Crossroads' hitmaker said: "We only met each other at the end of last year, so together we've had about three weeks - days here and there. Obviously, the other bands have known each other for years and had time to gel, but with us, we've had to learn each others songs, re-record them all as group tracks, learn the choreography, do vocal training and everything. It's been tough work and we've been under a lot of pressure but it's going well."

The Big Reunion Boy Band Tour

More 90s boybands than you can shake a stick at as the ITV2 show goes live with a line up culled from both series including Five, Blue, 911, A1, Damage, 3T and 5th Story (aka Gareth Gates, Dane Bowers, Adam Rickitt, Kavana and Kenzie).

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