Former S CLUB singer Tina Barrett broke down in floods of tears after failing her driving test last week (ends23JUL04).

Onlookers spotted Barrett's frustration as the examiner told the 27-year-old pop beauty she was not ready to give up her learners plates - after she reportedly failed to spot a fire engine pulling out in front of her.

Since the chart-topping group split last year (APR04) Barrett has been concentrating on solo material.

She says, "I have completely broken off from the past, the songs I'm writing for my solo album are completely different from anything S Club have ever done.

"I'm not going to reveal the style until it's finished."

29/07/2004 17:29