Who is Jo O’Meara?
Joanne Valda O’Meara, known professionally as Jo O’Meara, is a British singer and actress. She was born on April 29, 1979, in Romford, Essex, England. She is 43 years old, as of the time of writing this article.
Here are some of the interesting things to know about Jo O’Meara:
Jo O’Meara’s Early Career
Jo O’Meara began her career as a member of the British pop group S Club 7, which was formed in 1998. The group became very popular in the UK and had several hit singles, including “Bring It All Back”, “S Club Party”, and “Never Had a Dream Come True”.
Jo O’Meara’s Solo Career
After S Club 7 disbanded in 2003, O’Meara pursued a solo career. She released her debut single, “What Hurts the Most”, in 2005. The song reached number 13 on the UK Singles Chart.
Jo O’Meara’s Reality TV career
O’Meara has appeared on several reality TV shows. In 2002, she was a contestant on the third season of the British survival reality television show “I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here!” In 2007, she appeared on another reality show called “Celebrity Big Brother” and finished in fourth place.
Jo O’Meara’s Acting Career
Jo O’Meara has also had a career in acting. She appeared in the UK stage productions of “Cinderella” and “Robin Hood”, as well as the British soap opera “The Bill”.
Jo O’Meara’s Controversies
Jo O’Meara has been involved in a number of controversies. During her time on “Celebrity Big Brother” in 2005, she was accused of making racist and homophobic comments toward fellow contestant Shilpa Shetty, which led to public backlash and the cancellation of her solo tour.
In November 2008, Jo O’Meara made headlines again after a man threw a bottle at her while she was performing at a club. The incident left Jo O’Meara with a head wound. It was rumoured that the attack was motivated by Jo O’Meara’s actions during her appearance on “Celebrity Big Brother”.
Despite the controversy she faced during her time on “Celebrity Big Brother”, Jo O’Meara remains a popular figure in the UK entertainment industry, with a singing and acting career that has been cited as “successful” in multiple reports.
Jo O’Meara’s husband
Jo O’Meara is not known to be married but, according to information gathered by DNB Stories Africa, she was previously in a relationship with a man called Bill Slate. Jo O’Meara and her ex-lover Bill Slate were reportedly together for two years (2006 – 2008) before they went their separate ways.
Jo O’Meara’s Health Issues
In 2016, Jo O’Meara was diagnosed with a prolapsed disc, which caused her to cancel several shows. She underwent surgery to correct the issue and has since made a full recovery.
Jo O’Meara’s children
Jo O’Meara has a named Lenny Slate who was born in 2008. Lenny is 15 years old in May 2023.
Where is Jo O’Meara right now?
Jo O’Meara had a successful global tour in 2018 with the band SC3 which she formed with two band members of the original S Club 7 (Tina Barrett and Bradley McIntosh). The group had previously enjoyed a sold-out arena tour in 2015.
In 2023, Jo O’Meara and the original S Club 7 group announced that they will be having their 25th-anniversary tour this year. The tour will see all the original members of the S Club 7 band perform 11 shows in arenas across the UK and Ireland in October 2023.
Jo O’Meara and other members of the S Club 7 band were hosted on the BBC One show on February 13, 2023.