Strictly Come Dancing 2018 – Remember Faye Tozer’s dreadlocks? | Music | Entertainment
The pop act were huge in the 1990s and early 2000s, and recently also made a hugely successful comeback with an iTunes chart-topping single, a well-received album and a sellout tour in the last 18 months.
Given that the quintet were so popular, there are plenty of old-school performances kicking around online for fans wanting a trip down memory lane.
And who could forget Faye’s famous dreadlocks in the late 1990s?
She said in an interview with Attitude in 2014 that she was highly unlikely to style her hair in that way today – probably for the best, given the heightened social awareness around their cultural significance.
“I had a dream about my dreadlocks the other day! On the last tour that Steps did we were toying with the idea of having a dreaded-wig that just appears,” she said.
“Oh I don’t know, sometimes I just… No, probably not the dreads [to make a comeback], no.
“I don’t think I could do the school-run in the morning with the dreads!”
Steps have sold millions of albums and singles; with their first two albums Step One and Steptacular each thought to have sold over a million copies in the UK alone.
Their comeback opus, 2017’s Tears on the Dancefloor, has allegedly sold upwards of 100,000 – which is no mean feat in today’s streaming-dominated climate.
Faye’s Steps bandmate Claire Richards spoke to Express.co.uk earlier this month about her involvement.
Much criticism has been levied at the likes of Faye and Ashley Roberts for their background in performing arts – but Claire said: “Do you know what, you are gonna be very hard pushed to find someone in this industry that doesn’t have dance experience.
“I went to school with a boy who was a footballer but he went to tap classes.
“If you’re a TV presenter, you probably went to stage school so you did dance… it’s the unlikely ones.”
The married hitmaker went on: “Faye is an obvious target because she is in a band that does dance routines but there’s other people that are probably…
“They’re in the industry but they’ve always wanted to be in the industry so they went to stage school.
“They’re probably more dance trained than people like Faye and me, I haven’t had any.”
Strictly Come Dancing airs on BBC One.