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S Club 7 Star Jo O'Meara Opens Up About Past Struggles With Gambling Addiction

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Jo O'Meara speaks to Lorraine Kelly

Former S Club 7 singer Jo O’Meara has opened up about her past struggles with gambling addiction.

Speaking on Thursday’s edition of Lorraine, Jo shared that playing on fruit machines provided some “escapism” for her during her “hectic” time in the chart-topping pop group.

“It became a bit of a thing,” she said. “With the band, it was so busy and so hectic, I just used it as a bit of escapism to run away with myself for a little while.

“I got caught up in the flashing lights and getting the three sevens or leprechauns, or whatever it would be. It was just a bit too much fun.”

Jo revealed that her bandmates were aware of the issue at the time, saying: “When we used to travel around the county, it was like, ‘Where’s Jo?’. Everyone would know, ‘oh, she’s on the fruit machine’. But it was just what I did.


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