Sunday 16 December 2018

Confirmed: All five Spice Girls reunite as Emma B says 'future is looking spicy'

Joe Nerssessian

The Spice Girls have released a statement confirming  they're back together as a five-piece for new projects.

The Spice Girls met for a reunion earlier today and later confirmed that they are getting back together.

A statement issued by Jo Milloy on behalf of the band reads: "We have enjoyed a wonderful afternoon catching up and reminiscing about the amazing times we have spent together. We are always overwhelmed at how much interest there is across the whole world for The Spice Girls.

The time now feels right to explore some incredible new opportunities together. We all agree that there are many exciting possibilities that will once again embrace the original essence of The Spice Girls, while reinforcing our message of female empowerment for future generations."

On Friday afternoon, Victoria Beckham, Emma Bunton and Geri Horner each shared the same photograph of the quintet all together for the first time since 2012 on Instagram, hours after they had been seen arriving at Horner’s Hertfordshire home alongside the band’s former manager Simon Fuller.

Bunton promised the “future is looking spicy” in her post while Horner said “#girlpower is alive and well”, after reports surfaced of a potential meeting to discuss plans for a reunion.

Beckham wrote: “Love my girls!!! So many kisses!!!,” adding “exciting”.

Horner sported a grey polo neck jumper while Brown wore an olive green jacket.

Chisholm and Beckham both wore black outfits while Bunton donned a turquoise coat over her shoulders.

Horner, Mel Brown and Melanie Chisholm were first to arrive at Horner’s home on Friday with photos on a number of national newspaper sites showing the former wearing a wide smile as she arrived at the house in her silver car.

The meet-up comes after The Sun reported the quintet will reunite and are considering a number of different projects.

The newspaper reported fashion designer Beckham will not sing if they reunite, while the group are expected to earn £10 million each for new projects which potentially include TV work in China, a new television talent show, endorsement deals and a compilation album.

The Sun reported fashion designer Victoria Beckham will not sing if the band reunites (Ian West/PA)

A source told The Sun: “This is the pop reunion no one thought would ever happen again.

“But after a long period of negotiation Victoria agreed the time is right to work on new projects this year.

“It’s very exciting because she has always been adamant she wouldn’t go back.”

After debut single Wannabe hit number one in 1996, the Spice Girls became a smash-hit success before splitting in 2000.

The quintet embarked on a three-month tour of Europe and the US in 2008 to tie in with a greatest hits release and to act as a final farewell to fans.

They emerged once more to perform at the Olympic closing ceremony in 2012, but an expected comeback in 2016 with Brown, Horner and Bunton failed to materialise.

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