Mel C pulls out of Spice Girl reunion
Mel C has joined Victoria in pulling out of the Spice Girls reunion
The Spice Girls' 20th anniversary reunion plans are hanging by a thread.
I’m devastated to report that MEL C has pulled out of plans to get the iconic girl group back together to celebrate two decades since the release of Wannabe.
I had already revealed VICTORIA BECKHAM has refused to take part, which means that for the first time in Spice history they are down to a trio. But all hope is not lost.
MEL B, GERI HORNER, and EMMA BUNTON are about to start fresh discussions about the possibility of still doing something.
The options now include live performances and even the opportunity to recruit two new members through a TV show.
Last night a Spice source told me: “Mel C is out of the reunion for now.
“She has essentially left the band to focus on a more serious music career.
“She loves the girls but it just didn’t feel right for her to reunite with them at the moment.
“She has other priorities and obviously it was a bit of a problem that Victoria made it clear she wasn’t going to be part of the reunion.
“Mel B and Geri in particular are still determined to mark their anniversary in some way.
“They are arranging a number of meetings which include the option for a tour, possibly with just the three of them or with other singers.
“There have even been the suggestions of a Spice Girls talent show.
“It would be an absolute TV sensation.
“Could you imagine the opportunity for a member of the public to become a Spice Girl?”
Geri teased her excitement about the reunion at the Brit Awards in February, telling me: “There was a conversation this morning with Mel B.
“We were saying there has to be something — some sort of celebration.”
During their time together they shifted more than 85million records while their reunion tour in 2007 saw them make £107million in ticket sales and merchandise.
But the Spice insider added: “At the end of the day, Geri left the group in 1998 and they were able to continue with the four of them, which is why they could accept Victoria’s decision, but losing Mel C might be a bridge too far.”