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Spice Girls reunion is on

By | Published on Monday 5 February 2018

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The Spice Girls are reuniting in order to “explore some incredible new opportunities”, they have confirmed.

All five members of the group, plus former manager Simon Fuller, met at Geri Halliwell’s Hertfordshire home last week in order to discuss the possibility of working together again. While seemingly nothing has been agreed as yet, they are considering a TV show, various endorsements and another greatest hits compilation.

Speaking to Dermot O’Leary on BBC Radio 2 on Saturday, Mel B said: “The funny thing is, unfortunately, we can’t do anything without it being all over the press. It’s the worst kept secret in showbiz, isn’t it?”

Yes, it must be a real pain to have the media constantly digging into your secret plans and ruining the surprise, especially when all you’ve done is post pictures of yourselves together, released an official statement and gone on the radio to talk about it. Anyway, Mel B’s wrong, the worst kept secret in showbiz is Ed Sheeran’s extra toe.

But she may have been right when she cautioned that reunion talks are in “early stages and there’s nothing set in stone”. She added that “there’s no big announcement” to be made as yet.

Mel C, meanwhile, told the Mirror that the reunion was a reaction to the state of the world around them, saying: “We feel really positive about the Spice Girls legacy right now, because all the fans are women now. Some are parents, running their own businesses. Young girls are rediscovering the Spice Girls and it just feels like a really positive time, we need the girl power message more now than ever”.

This is all a long way from the last attempt to get a Spice Girls reunion going. In 2016, plans to mark the group’s 20th anniversary were called off – although Mel B, Geri Halliwell and Emma Bunton did later get together to make a video. Mel C then penned an essay on why she had no interest in returning to the Spice Girls, while it was rumoured that Victoria Beckham was taking legal action to block any partial reunion without her.

In that official statement on the latest attempt at a reformation, the group said: “We have enjoyed a wonderful afternoon catching up and reminiscing about the amazing times we have spent together. We are always overwhelmed at how much interest there is across the whole world for The Spice Girls. The time now feels right to explore some incredible new opportunities together”.

They continued: “We all agree that there are many exciting possibilities that will once again embrace the original essence of The Spice Girls, while reinforcing our message of female empowerment for future generations”.