Mel B: My ‘joke’ in pod­cast led to rift

Irish Sunday Mirror - - FRONT PAGE - BY HALINA WATTS Show­biz Ed­i­tor

she joked the en­tire group could be “bitches at some point”.

Now, as the group prepare for a re­union tour next year, Posh is still ab­sent. An LA busi­ness as­so­ciate of Mel said: “She thought the

Mel B and Vic­to­ria (right) bitch com­ment was the end of the line af­ter years of stresses and strains.” Mel be­lieves her 2016 com­ments “led to ten­sions grow­ing ever since and the di­vide widen­ing,” the as­so­ciate said. “From that point they re­ally had noth­ing to say to one an­other.” The source said Mel an­tag­o­nised Vic­to­ria again claim­ing she was “on board” with the tour “know­ing it would p*** her off.” A spokesper­son for Vic­to­ria Beck­ham said she had not heard the pod­cast.

Tour tick­ets sold out in a MINUTE yes­ter­day – then ap­peared on tout sites for up to 212 times their face value.

One £70 ticket for Wem­b­ley was on sale at £14,850. A fan tweeted: “Touts win again. Spice Girls all sold out.”


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