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Posh Spice was never asked to be in the Spice Girls reunion, says Mel C

The iconic girl group are set to go on tour next year without Victoria Beckham

2018-11-09

Words: Steve Brown

Four-fifths of the iconic '90s girlband announced this week they are getting back together for a brand new UK stadium tour nect summer.

Emma Bunton, Geri Horner Mel C, Mel B will reunite without Victoria Beckham for the series of dates, which come more than ten years since the group's last reunion tour in 2007/08.

The Spice Girls' last performance as a fivesome came at the London Olympic Games closing ceremony in 2012.

Since the announcement, Victoria aka Posh Spice has given her approval of the group getting back together without her, however, it appears she wasn't even asked.

While appearing on the Jonathan Ross Show, Mel C aka Sporty Spice revealed they presumed she was asked.

She said: “Do you know what is actually quite funny… I saw Victoria recently and obviously we’ve all been in contact, she is still very much a part of the Spice Girls, she really supports us and we really support her.

“But she did raise the point that she was never actually asked. We just presumed.”

Geri aka Ginger Spice added: “I spoke to her two days ago, before the announcement and she has said it for years that she just doesn’t want to do it anymore, so we knew that.”

When Emma suggested Victoria had been asked, Geri continued: “She just didn’t want to do it… She was busy with her fashion and she has moved on.

“The philosophy of us lot is that we are a band, on and off the stage and we care each other, we support each other and we support her and she has been a huge part of our lives and we care about her so it’s all good.”

“[She didn’t enjoy performing] and you don’t want to make somebody do something they don’t want to do.

“We realised that a while back that she didn’t enjoy that so much.”

Formed in 1994, the Spice Girls topped the charts in 37 countries around the world in 1996 with their debut single 'Wannabe', before going on to sell over 85 million records worldwide and become best-selling female group of all time.

The group, who scored nine UK Number One singles between 1996-2000, previously performed as a foursome following Geri's departure from the group in 1998.