BITCHY SPICE Mel B thinks her ‘joke’ stopped Posh join­ing tour

The People - - NEWS FEATURES - By Halina Watts SHOW­BIZ EDI­TOR

MEL B reck­ons her old pal Vic­to­ria Beck­ham snubbed the Spice Girls re­union be­cause she called her a “bit of a bitch” dur­ing an in­ter­view.

The pair have been at log­ger­heads for years over Posh’s re­fusal to re­turn for any kind of mu­sic come­back and a pal said Scary Spice felt she had “lost her sense of hu­mour about their friend­ship”.

As Mel and band­mates Emma Bun­ton, Mel C and Geri Horner pre­pare for next year’s long-awaited re­union tour, Vic­to­ria is still ab­sent from the line-up.

And friends say Mel be­lieves her at­tack on her dur­ing a US pod­cast about her and hus­band David was the “fi­nal straw”.

Mel said in the 2016 chat with Al­legedly: “She’s just a lit­tle bit of a bitch to peo­ple.

“But she is down to earth with a great sense of hu­mour.”

She then added that the Beck­hams were “King and Queen­ish” but also ad­mit­ted that the en­tire group could be “bitches at some point”.

The source, a busi­ness as­so­ciate of Mel, said: “Mel thought the bitch comment was the end of the line af­ter years of stresses and strained times be­tween them.”

They said Mel felt the out­burst “led to ten­sions grow­ing ever since and the di­vide widen­ing”.

The source added: “From that point Mel and Vic­to­ria re­ally had noth­ing much to say to one an­other.

“Mel felt she was be­ing frozen out be­cause Vic­to­ria had a sense of hu­mour fail­ure but Vic­to­ria just saw her as a li­a­bil­ity. And pub­licly it looked that way for two years with Mel con­tin­u­ally talk­ing about Spice re­unions and then noth­ing hap­pened. “To us, Mel seemed to even an­tag­o­nise Vic­to­ria too by claim­ing she was on board, know­ing it would p*** her off. “Sure, they posed up for that In­sta­gram photo ear­lier this year, but that was just for show. Mel and Vic­to­ria’s re­la­tion­ship is now non-ex­is­tent.” This week, Mel again claimed Posh would ap­pear at the Wem­b­ley shows, only for her to deny it. The La-based source added: “That was Mel cheek­ily pok­ing the bear again.” A spokesman for Vic­to­ria said she had not heard the pod­cast.

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