Nervy Posh’s fears over Mel’s ‘dy­na­mite’ book

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RE­LA­TIONS be­tween Vic­to­ria Beck­ham and Me­lanie Brown have been frosty for years. And they are now set to hit an all-time low over Scary’s forth­com­ing au­to­bi­og­ra­phy, which I am as­sured is ‘ab­so­lute dy­na­mite’.

Posh and those close to her are so ner­vous about what Mel is about to re­veal that they have been at­tempt­ing to find out what’s in the book ahead of its pub­li­ca­tion later this month.

Their fears have been height­ened by the fact that the other band mem­bers – Emma Bun­ton, Geri Horner and Me­lanie Chisholm – have re­ceived ad­vance copies of the mem­oir.

‘The girls are very much like sis­ters,’ a source close to Vic­to­ria tells me. ‘They bicker, they fall out and they make up, but this book is go­ing to be ex­plo­sive, so of course Posh and her team are fear­ing the worst. Vic­to­ria hasn’t been al­lowed to see it and Mel most def­i­nitely has a rep­u­ta­tion for mouthing off.’

Vic­to­ria and Mel’s ri­valry be­gan at the height of the Spice Girls’ phe­nom­e­nal suc­cess in the mid-1990s when they would of­ten clash over dance rou­tines.

Re­la­tions took a turn for the worse in 2007 af­ter Posh, hus­band David and their chil­dren moved to Los An­ge­les, where Mel had been liv­ing since the early Noughties.

Mel had hoped she would be able to hang out with her old friend and felt shunned when Posh pre­ferred to so­cialise with ac­tresses Katie Holmes and Eva Lon­go­ria. Mel also says Vic­to­ria has re­fused to lend her clothes from her fash­ion range, claim­ing Posh thought she would lower the tone of the la­bel.

The band – mi­nus Vic­to­ria – last week an­nounced a come­back UK tour. I can re­veal that tick­ets for their Wem­b­ley Sta­dium show on June 15 – on sale at of­fi­cial agency Tick­et­mas­ter for be­tween £66 and £146 – are be­ing sold for as much as £4,167 on con­tro­ver­sial re­sale site Vi­a­gogo. It is also sell­ing passes to the pres­ti­gious Golden Cir­cle by the front of the stage for £2,636 – more than ten times the face value.

Vi­a­gogo’s in­flated prices have pre­vi­ously so out­raged Ed Sheeran, Adele and Tay­lor Swift that they have banned the agency from sell­ing tick­ets to their shows.

Spice Girls fans took to Twit­ter to share their dis­ap­point­ment, and Shadow Cul­ture Sec­re­tary Tom Wat­son said: ‘Once again loyal fans are be­ing ripped off by Vi­a­gogo.

‘Even the stan­dard price is steep for many fans but these prices are just ex­tor­tion­ate.’

TENSE: Mel and Vic­to­ria in the Spice Girls’ hey­day

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