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Emma Bunton says the Spice Girls has to happen soon as they're 'getting on a bit'

The Spice Girls, Emma Burton, Melanie Chisholm, Geri Halliwell,Melanie Brown, and Victoria Beckham (L to R) perform during the Victoria's Secret fashion show at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood, California, 15 November 2007. AFP PHOTO / GABRIEL BOUYS (Photo credit should read GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images)
The Spice Girls, Emma Burton, Melanie Chisholm, Geri Halliwell,Melanie Brown, and Victoria Beckham (L to R) perform during the Victoria's Secret fashion show at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood, California, 15 November 2007. AFP PHOTO / GABRIEL BOUYS (Photo credit should read GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images)
British pop group the Spice Girls, including (from L) Melanie Chisholm, Geri Halliwell, Victoria Beckham, Melanie Brown and Emma Bunton perform at General Motors Place in Vancouver, British Columbia, 02 December 2007.
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The Spice Girls's Melanie Chisholm (L) and Victoria Beckham perform during the Victoria's Secret fashion show at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood, California, 15 November 2007. AFP PHOTO GABRIEL BOUYS (Photo credit should read GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images)
Spice Girls (L-R) Victoria Beckham, Melanie Chisholm (Mel C), Geri Halliwell, Emma Bunton and Melanie Brown (Mel B) pose for a photocall at the Royal Observatory, Greenwich ahead of their news conference later today on June 28, 2007 in London, England. (Photo by Getty Images)
Victoria Beckham, Geri Halliwell, Emma Bunton, Melanie Chisholm and Melanie Brown of The Spice Girls perform during the Closing Ceremony on Day 16 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium on August 12, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)
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Victoria Beckham, Geri Halliwell, Emma Bunton, Melanie Chisholm and Melanie Brown of The Spice Girls perform during the Closing Ceremony on Day 16 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium on August 12, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
Victoria Beckham, Geri Halliwell, Emma Bunton, Melanie Brown and Melanie Chisholm of The Spice Girls perform during the Closing Ceremony on Day 16 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium on August 12, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)
Emma Bunton has said it would be a shame not to do a Spice Girls reunion, but that it needs to happen soon as they are all "getting on a bit"

Kerri-Ann Roper

Emma Bunton has said it would be a shame not to do a Spice Girls reunion, but that it needs to happen soon as they are all "getting on a bit".

The band last appeared on stage together at the 2012 Olympics closing ceremony in London.

Bunton, 41, re-teamed with bandmates Geri Horner and Melanie Brown last year to record new music under the name GEM.

She told Fabulous magazine: "It's about finding the perfect time. We want to make it right for our fans. But it would be a shame not to do something.

Victoria Beckham, Geri Halliwell, Emma Bunton, Melanie Brown and Melanie Chisholm of The Spice Girls perform during the Closing Ceremony on Day 16 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium on August 12, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)
Victoria Beckham, Geri Halliwell, Emma Bunton, Melanie Brown and Melanie Chisholm of The Spice Girls perform during the Closing Ceremony on Day 16 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium on August 12, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

"We're always talking about it. I think it would be amazing, so I'm on the case and Geri's the same."

Asked what they could release if they ever did re-unite she suggested a new album with their hits on it.

She said: "It would be lovely to show us performing to a whole new generation. But we can't wait too much longer, as we're all getting on a bit!".

The singer, dubbed Baby Spice during her days in the group, hinted that she and fiance Jade Jones may be considering expanding their family.

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She became engaged to Jones in 2011 and they have two sons together.

Bunton revealed she'd spent an afternoon with Horner, cuddling her new addition, a baby boy called Montague George Hector Horner.

"He's adorable, just adorable," she said.

"He's a lovely little thing, and I actually felt very broody. I have been spending a lot of time with Geri and she's so happy."

British pop group the Spice Girls, including (from L) Melanie Chisholm, Geri Halliwell, Victoria Beckham, Melanie Brown and Emma Bunton perform at General Motors Place in Vancouver, British Columbia, 02 December 2007.
British pop group the Spice Girls, including (from L) Melanie Chisholm, Geri Halliwell, Victoria Beckham, Melanie Brown and Emma Bunton perform at General Motors Place in Vancouver, British Columbia, 02 December 2007.

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