Five be­come four as Spice Girls ‘re­unite for UK tour’

The Sunday Telegraph - - News - By Katie French

THE Spice Girls are said to be re­unit­ing as a four-piece with­out Vic­to­ria Beck­ham to em­bark on a UK tour in 2019.

The Nineties girl band is un­der­stood to have recorded a se­cret video mes­sage due to be broad­cast on Bon­fire Night, ahead of an ap­pear­ance on The Jonathan Ross Show on Satur­day.

The line-up will con­sist of “Scary Spice” Me­lanie Brown, known as Mel B, “Baby Spice” Emma Bun­ton, “Gin­ger Spice” Geri Horner and “Sporty Spice” Me­lanie Chisholm, known as Mel C.

Spec­u­la­tion be­gan af­ter the pop stars were an­nounced as guests on Ross’s chat show.

Fans have been wait­ing for months for con­fir­ma­tion of a re­u­nion af­ter Mel B hinted that the group could re­unite over the sum­mer.

It was even thought the band may per­form at the Duke and Duchess of Sus­sex’s wed­ding in Wind­sor af­ter Mel B sug­gested all five women were at­tend­ing. This was later dis­missed.

De­spite at­tempts to get Beck­ham on board, it is un­der­stood she will not take part in the re­u­nion, in­stead wish­ing to fo­cus on her fash­ion la­bel.

In jest at her for­mer band mate’s de­ci­sion, Mel B dressed up as Vic­to­ria for Hal­lowe’en last week and car­ried a card read­ing: “No, I won’t go on tour.”

But keen to show there were no hard feel­ings, Beck­ham turned out to sup­port Mel C singing at a char­ity event in Lon­don on Fri­day night and gushed about her per­for­mance.

Shar­ing footage of Mel C, she wrote “Friend­ship never ends” in ref­er­ence to one of their most mem­o­rable lyrics.

The Spice Girls are the big­gest sell­ing girl group of all time with more than 80mil­lion records sold world­wide. The group dis­banded in 2000, two years af­ter Geri de­cided to go solo. They re­united in 2007 for a world­wide tour and for the Lon­don Olympics clos­ing cer­e­mony in 2012.

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