Mel C: Victoria Beckham is the holdout for Spice Girls reunion

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The Spice Girls have been making headlines like it’s 1998 all over again, haven’t they? First there’s talk of a reunion tour, then Victoria Beckham denied the rumors, then the girls are rumored to perform (or appear together in some capacity) at the royal wedding. As much as I am an unapologetic, Spice Girls stan, I feel like the deceased equine has been sufficiently beaten.

Earlier this month, Spice Man-ager Simon Fuller told TMZ that if there were a reunion, there would be four, not five, women participating, implying that the fashion-designing former Spice Girl still has no interest. And this week, Melanie Chisholm, a/k/a Mel C., a/k/a Sporty Spice, who at one time was one of the holdouts for a reunion chimed in on Posh’s decision. She told England’s The Sun that “Victoria has been quite vocal, it’s really not something she wants to do at this time.” And, as far as she’s concerned, it’s got to be a full spice rack for a reunion. As she put it, “I think it has to be all five, so it’s tricky.” Even though the two Mels, Emma and Victoria went on after Geri left the band in the late 90s, Mel said there are “no plans” for the Posh-less group to tour as a foursome.

All of these rumors started when the women met with Simon last month at Geri’s house. TV specials, a compilation album and a possible tour were all speculated, but as Mel C. put it, any sort of project is in the “very early stages,” adding, “we’re not talking about new music or going out on the road together at this time.” She also squashed talk that the Spices would be performing at London Pride, stating, “That would be a very fitting place for the Spice Girls to reform but unfortunately I don’t think you’ll be seeing the Spice Girls on stage this year.” Well, not the actual Spice Girls, but I’m sure there will be more than a few drag queens paying tribute to the band at the event.

And as for that talk of a very spicy royal wedding, Mel joked, “I’ve met Prince Charles lots of times. I’m going to ask him where my invite is because I haven’t got mine yet, obviously Mel B said she has hers.” She then posited that, “I think Mel was just kind of having a bit of a joke. There are no plans to go to the wedding at the moment.”

Wow. I knew a few weeks ago that my reunion hopes were dashed, but now we’re not even going to see them together in their finest wedding attire? Well, crap. Back to another viewing of Spice World for me.

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  1. Digital Unicorn says:

    I wonder why she’s holding out, her fashion line isn’t doing that great. It might be money or maybe she just doesn’t want to relive that part of her life as let’s face it she was the least talented one of the group. She couldn’t sing or dance.

    • Loopy says:

      Lol you are not even going to give her dancing…she is formally trained and wasn’t a bad dancer when she did her solo work far better dancer than Geri.

    • Alexandria says:

      Because I doubt the combined wealth of the other four ladies can eclipse the Beckhams’ worth. David’s net worth can sustain her family and status.

      • Zapp Brannigan says:

        She is holding out because she is the one that built a “brand” for herself beyond Spice Girls with her fashion line, she is not making money on it but many don’t, they just develop a name and then sell it on to a bigger brand to be developed, (eg: McQueen did this) the deal is often buy the brand name and we will give you a “diffusion” line in your own name like Lagerfeld has a line separate from his work with Chanel and Fendi.

        Also she is part of Brand Beckham, big business in Asian countries still. Also maybe she does not want to be dragged back into the antics of the others, Mel B and Geri were always a bit messy gossip wise.

        Apparently I have thought about this far too much!

      • gabbie says:

        unrelated, but she posted on instagram stories a few weeks ago, a short clip of david and their daughter singing tomorrow from annie. he was holding a towel and their daughter wasn’t shown. looked like a bath time routine or something. it was adorable.

    • Grant says:

      Posh was far and away more talented than Geri, by a landslide. Incidentally, Geri seemed to be the one with the most successful solo career. Funny!

  2. Loopy says:

    It’s either she really feels she is way above them on success and money at this point or she generally has less fond memories and is not as ‘desperate’ as the rest. Which means they should really just drop it once and for all.

    • Carrie1 says:

      There was a documentary or special of VB and David years ago… she said Geri treated her poorly as did Mel B and she knew then they were not true friends. She has moved on and built a life for herself that is stable and happy and full. I’m glad she’s avoiding this. These girls are messy.

  3. Clare says:

    Why WOULD Victoria do this? It would devalue her brand and cost her social capital. And she very obviously hates being on stage and is not a singer.

  4. Lucy says:

    Unrelated, but I love looking at old pictures of the five of them. They all look so cool and fun.

    • Chloeee says:

      I knowwww. Nostalgia, i remember listening to them as a kid and now I’m right around the age they are in that throwback pic and I’m getting all emotional oddly enough. Mel C looks great these days

  5. Arpeggi says:

    I never understood the Spice Girls, to me they were just another formatted band and the whole “girl power” thing seemed BS considering their male manager was the one taking all the decisions, looks and “personalities” included… But from what I can recall Posh can’t sing nor really dance, most of what she was doing in shows during the last years of the SG was walking around the stage like a model. I can totally understand why she’d be over it if she has work and her own money

  6. gabbie says:

    i wish they’d drop it. leave victoria alone, she doesn’t want to do it. she never has.

    • Digital Unicorn says:

      Yes and Mel C was the same for a long time – Victoria is the only one that has moved on from the band and successfully branched out. Mel C has a very successful solo career and has been in a few musicals.

    • Olive says:

      seriously, LET IT GO and move on with your lives already. this has shades of SJP publicly slamming Kim Cattrall for not wanting to do any more SATC movies. I know nostalgia is big $$ nowadays and it’s easier than trying something new and untested but stop trying to re-live your glory days!

  7. Hazel says:

    I hope this doesn’t turn into a SATC drama haha.

  8. Alissa says:

    duh, she’s the only one that doesn’t need it.

  9. leskat says:

    I dislike the tone in all of these articles that seem miffed or angry that Victoria doesn’t want to do a reunion tour. She’s said many times she’s a terrible singer and she has no interest in being in the Spice Girls again. Let it go, people! She’s allowed to move on, even if the thing she wants to move on from is the reason she’s famous in the first place. She added literally nothing to the Spice Girls, anyway!

    • Grant says:

      I totally disagree. Posh has always been my favorite–even back when I was a little gay boy in the 90s–and I definitely think she added a sort of sexy, cheeky glamour that none of the other Spices (even Geri) had. Let’s face it, the Spice Girls just aren’t the Spice Girls if all five of them aren’t there. Can anyone actually remember a Spice Girls hit post-Geri?

  10. EponineSong says:

    Victoria was never THE singer and dancer in Spice Girls. She is better as a businesswoman, can’t say much in terms of as a designer as I’ve never really seen any of her collections. So I understand fully why she doesn’t want to do this. The rest of them should just let her be.