S Club 7 are in talks to reunite as early as next month – at the UK's 'Children in Need' telethon.
The 'Reach' hitmakers – made up of Rachel Stevens, Jon Lee, Hannah Spearritt, Jo O’Meara, Tina Barrett, Bradley McIntosh and Paul Cattermole – have entered negotiations about performing together for the first time in 12 years at the televised charity event on November 14.
A source said: “The reunion is definitely on but everyone involved wants a massive launchpad, which is why Children In Need would be perfect.
"It could still all fall through because there are the diaries of seven people to work around, but it’s looking positive."
Should the pop group agree a deal to play at the event, they are expected to sing a variety of their greatest hits, but there are fears next month might come too early for the band because some may have prior commitments they are unable to alter.
The source added to The Sun newspaper: “Jon is busy with theatre, Hannah is working on TV projects and Rachel is a judge on 'The Voice' in Ireland.
"But for the rest of them this is a real second chance to ditch the pub gigs and become stars again.
“The idea is for them to perform a greatest hits medley, including 'S Club Party' and 'Reach'.
“If the reaction is good a tour will be announced."
It wouldn't be the first time S Club 7 have appeared on 'Children in Need' after they performed their charity single 'Have You Ever' on the telethon in 2001, one year after they sang their hit 'Never Had a Dream Come True' at the event after it was chosen as the official 'Children in Need' single.
This comes after Paul took to Twitter in August to confirm an S Club 7 reunion is "god damn close".
He wrote: "Big thanks too everyone for your support with the S club Re-union ... Sorry guy's I'm not confirming the S's Re-union . I'm just saying thanks coz there have been thousands of messages over the last year ... But it's God Damn close, I can almost ... Reach ... The sword... (sic)"