The Big Reunion: Edele Lynch almost didn’t return to B*Witched
Guest post by Entertainment reporter Mark Boardman for Unreality TV.
The Big Reunion returns to ITV2 this evening and tonight, the latest episode tells the stories of two girl groups Honeyz and B*Witched, who both had success with top-ten hits in the 1990s and early 2000s, as they reunite for a one-off concert at London’s Hammersmith Apollo
Check out our exclusive interview with Edele Lynch from B*Witched below….
Q. What is the possibility of B*Witched ever releasing a new track?
You know what it is, we haven’t actually done this gig for that and there are so many things for us to have to go through to even be capable of being in a band we need to be for this show as well.
In rehearsals we’ve really gelled really well and are enjoying ourselves so the band has it’s own spark back again. So if the demand is there i’m sure we would make a new record but that’s not our plan just yet
Q. Were you quick to jump on board to be back with B*Witched?
‘Oh my god’, I didn’t want to do it all if I’m honest. For me it’s a definite come around to the idea of doing it.
My daughter is in school now and you know I thought ‘Oh you know what…doing a reality show and people having an opinion on you as a person and not in the school yard and all of that. I was like ‘I don’t know if I wanted to start it with my kids, the kind of hassle they get”.
Edele added: I remember my little sister getting alot of hassle when we were in B*Witched and when Shayne was in Boyzone at the time and so it made me think about them. But then the girls had considered maybe doing it without me, so I figured this is just silly as being the lead singer and not being there I would get the same amount of attention anyway, so I might as well do it.
Q. Have you spoken to Shane in the past couple of weeks?
He’s been really supportive about it. He’s looking forward to the gig at the Hammersmith Apollo so that’s good.
Q. What is the track that you are most proud off?
Well that’s funny, because when you say which track are you most proud off, there can only be one answer I think and that’s “C’est La Vie” because it travelled worldwide and was number 1 in I don’t know how many countries and it cracked America for us as well.
If you asked me what my favourite was, I would say “I Am A Ghost.” We wrote our own music as well and that was the favourite one that was written.
Q. Do you own any albums by any of the other artists performing on the tour?
I have to say no, isn’t that really bad? (Chuckles), but I am considering buying 5ive’s greatest hits album for my daughter because I think she would love it.
I’m surprised I don’t own a 911 album cos we were on there tour so perhaps we should of bought it at the time (Laughs). Even ‘The Honeyz’ cos I liked a few of their songs. I don’t actually buy an awful lot of music because even though I might like songs I’m quite fussy with who I really follow. I wouldn’t go out and buy hundreds of CD’s all the time.
I like really good stuff that will last like ‘Jewel Spirit’. I like that album and I like Tracey Chapman ‘Crossroads’ and things that that will really stand the test of time.
Q. What was the last gig that you went too?
Oh it must have been a while ago, I can even remember. It was either Take That or Bon Jovi. They both actually were amazing. Take That put on a unbelievable night. I wasn’t a Take That fan, not that I didn’t like them, but when I went to see their live show I’ve been a fan since.
Q. Are you most looking forward to performing on tour in Dublin?
It’s gonna be really great to be playing home again but I’m really looking forward to doing them all. Our market was just as much in the UK as it was in Ireland so it’ll be nice to give the fans what they want for one more time.