Like most people in showbiz on planet earth, former “TMZ on TV” guy Sean Borg went on the down-low during the Coronavirus lockdown, on a spiritual quest, hiding out in the mountains of Sedona, Arizona.
How cool! After deleting his Facebook page back in May, Sean started posting more pictures to his Instagram roll.
Earlier this week, the British celebrity put out a series of artsy throwbacks from 1992 in the days when he was a member of the glamourous “Electropop” trio — “Stuff & Art.” In the sexy, but tasteful naked snaps by top UK photographer Simon Fowler, who has shot everyone you can imagine, from Aussie star Kylie Minogue to the late Freddy Mercury and Queen, Jason Donavan, and even the Rolling Stones, Sean and his band-mates strip off, posing totally starkers. Strewth!
So, who was Stuff & Art, and what are they up to now? We all know Sean has had a long and successful career in entertainment news. He even helped Australian actress and singer Natalie Imbruglia in securing her first major recording deal in the UK. He went on to be one of the international Trivago spokespeople, appearing in the world-famous hotel advertisements, amongst other things.
Best in Au reached out to Borg for comment on the pictures, and about the time he calls, “his fun and fabulous path,” he told us: “I’m so proud of the pics, I loved working with Simon Fowler. I think it was Simon’s idea that we all strip off in the name of “pop art” (he laughed). Beverly (Skye Mary) sent them to me a few weeks back. I was reluctant to post them at first. The pictures were never released; no one had ever seen them before. But I thought about it and decided what the hell, we all look good!”
So, what happened to Stuff & Art?
Sean said: “We were doing quite well actually. Our song that I wrote — “All I Desired” was receiving excellent reviews. We were on a huge Radio One Roadshow tour with Kylie Minogue, Jason Donavan, “Take That” and “M-People,” and was about to sign a massive deal with EMI who Nathan — then the lead singer with Brother Beyond was signed to.”
He said: “However, as fate would have it, while we were on tour, Beverly — who was going out with bass player Graham Clark of pop-supergroup “Wet We Wet,” discovered she was pregnant with Graham’s baby, which was incredible for her. But we decided the right thing to do was to take a break for a while. But due to other commitments, we never found time to get back together. So, it was bye-bye, pop career!”
He added: “I’m happy to say everyone went on to great things, I left for Los Angeles to pursue work opportunities focusing on a career in entertainment news television. Nathan left “Brother Beyond” and joined “Worlds Apart,” he enjoyed enormous “boyband” success across Europe. Beverly is now a successful model and songwriter. She married Graham at the height of Wet Wet Wet’s success when “Love is All Around” was in the charts. Their son, Alexander, is now 27-years old. Wow! The years have certainly flown by.”
Sean said he doesn’t miss being in the music industry one bit. He said, “I don’t miss it all! It was very stressful and an emotional roller coaster ride. Fame doesn’t always bring happiness; I have learned.”
Samantha is the head of content and politics columnist for Best in Australia. Prior to joining the Best in Au, she was a court and crime reporter at SM.