It's official! Spice Girls confirm reunion to work on unconfirmed projects
2 February 2018, 14:20
The Spice Girls have confirmed they will work together again after they were pictured together for the first time in years.
'Posh Spice' Victoria Beckham, 43, posted a picture on social media of all five stars, believed to have been taken in the London home of 'Ginger' Geri Horner, 45.
Beckham said in the Instagram post: "Love my girls!!! So many kisses!!! X Exciting x."
Rumours suggested they would be discussing new projects, worth up to £10m each.
And they confirmed they would work together again in a statement after their meeting.
"We have enjoyed a wonderful afternoon catching up and reminiscing about the amazing times we have spent together," the group said.
"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."
Other members of the group shared similar posts, with Emma Bunton writing her "future is looking spicy" and Horner assuring fans that girl power in alive and well.
Melanie Brown wrote: "These amazing women have helped me become who I am, so to all the girls out there remember 'friendship never ever ends'."
Beckham, Horner, 'Scary' Melanie Brown, 42, 'Baby' Emma Bunton, 42, and 'Sporty' Mel Chisholm, 44, last performed as a five-piece at the London Olympics in 2012.
Fashion designer Beckham is believed to have decided the time is now right to work together again after previously being reluctant to reunite.
She has reportedly been given assurances by pop supremo and the band's former manager Simon Fuller - who is also behind the new ventures - that her vocals will not be needed, according to The Sun.
The stars, who had a string of hits in the late 1990s until 2000, are reportedly considering TV projects in China, a new television talent show, endorsement deals and a compilation album celebrating their greatest hits.
The "girl power" group's hits include Wannabe, Spice Up Your Life, Do It, Stop, Too Much and 2 Become 1.
It is believed they will not do a full tour due to family and business commitments.
Some Twitter users were positive about the speculation of a reunion.
@JRDoyle181 wrote: "My dream since 3rd grade! @victoriabeckham has to come back to."
@SirCregan said: "Brilliant I can't wait... Whooooooooo!"
And @emmabnowandthen said: "I hope it is true and to anyone who is asking who need the money… No one in their right mind would turn down 10M!"
But @rocanwa suggested they should not get back together, saying: "Once is enough, no thanks."
@AngeloT01 said: "I detest when singers come back to reunite & sing. Oobviously need the cash."
And @PhilHyde9 said: "Can we pay them not to?"
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