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