Steps singer Claire Richards busts a move onstage as she continues band"s reunion tour

Hope you're keeping up with the Steps! Claire Richards busts a move onstage as she continues band's reunion tour

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15:46 GMT, 11 April 2012

Claire Richards had reportedly received extra training ahead of the tour – but she appeared to be back in her groove as she hit the stage in Manchester this week.

The 34-year-old busted out the old moves band Steps became famous for, as she wore a tight black peplum top and matching leggings on stage at the M.E.N Arena.

And she didn't appear to be having any trouble keeping up with her bandmates.

Keeping up with Steps: Claire seemed to be back in her groove as she executed some of those old school moves on the Steps reunion tour

Keeping up with Steps: Claire seemed to be back in her groove as she executed some of those old school moves on the Steps reunion tour

Reunited and it feels so good: Steps seen live on the Manchester date of their reunion tour

Reunited and it feels so good: Steps seen live on the Manchester date of their reunion tour

A review for the Manchester Evening
News praised the 'parade of glitzy co-ordinated outfits – designed
to flatter the individual members, of course, with many eyes on Claire
who has had a well-documented battle with her weight.'

And it seems she proved popular with the audience, as the reviewer she she got 'the biggest cheers of the night with her every move.'

Earlier today the Steps singer was seen as she checked out of her
Manchester hotel along with the rest of her bandmates before she jumped on a coach to Nottingham.

The
34-year-old kept a low profile in a pair of large sunglasses and was
seen holding the plastic waterproof cover from her child's push chair.

Blonde bombshell: Claire Richards of Steps checked out of her Manchester hotel, today, and kept a low profile

Blonde bombshell: Claire Richards of Steps checked out of her Manchester hotel, today, and kept a low profile

Blonde bombshell: Claire Richards of Steps checked out of her Manchester hotel, today, and kept a low profile

Curvaceous Claire was dressed in a pair of black leggings with a plain top and black boots which she teamed with a green army style jacket.

The singer was making her way to Nottingham to continue the comeback tour of the 90s group along with Ian H Watkins, Lisa Scott-Lee, Faye Tozer and Lee Latchford-Evans.

Bandmate Faye, 36, looked svelte best as she left the hotel.

The mother-of-one showed off her slim
figure in a pair of tight trousers which she wore with grey UGG boots
and a loose fitting blue top.

Fighting fit: Faye Tozer showed off her slim figure as she left the hotel in a loose fitting top and tight trousers

Fighting fit: Faye Tozer showed off her slim figure as she left the hotel in a loose fitting top and tight trousers

Fighting fit: Faye Tozer showed off her slim figure as she left the hotel in a loose fitting top and tight trousers

The blonde star wasn't the only band member who chose to wear the extra comfy footwear as pint sized performer Lisa stepped out in a similar pair.

The Welsh-born star looked relaxed behind a pair of large sunglasses but it was Lee that looked truly pleased to be back on the road.

The 37-year-old had a sly grin on his face as he made his way to the coach with his hood pulled up over head.

The laid back singer turned actor has been keeping himself in good shape and hit the gym on a regular basis.

Little and large: Lee Latchford-Evans and Lisa Scott-Lee were in better moods as they boarded the coach to Nottingham

Little and large: Lee Latchford-Evans and Lisa Scott-Lee were in better moods as they boarded the coach to Nottingham

Little and large: Lee Latchford-Evans and Lisa Scott-Lee were in better moods as they boarded the coach to Nottingham

He
tweeted today: 'Morning workout followed by @USN_UK IGF Pure Protein.
Now on bus heading to Nottingham! Think I've got a big show tonight ha
ha x'.

The groups tour has been sold out and critics and fans alike have been heaping praise on the former chart toppers.

Some fans took to Twitter to talk about the show with one person stating: 'Just seen Steps In Manchester! I felt 10 years old again! So magical! To anyone who thinks they can't sing…Go to this tour! Amazing!!'

Another person said: 'On my train home, had a fab time in Manchester as always! Steps again tomorrow… Why not!'.

The
tour, which kicked off in Belfast last week, was set to end in London
next Thursday but due to popular demand the band will continue until the
end of the month finishing in Sheffield.