MELANIE CHISHOLM is sick of reports she is scuppering a Spice Girls reunion - because she has never been asked to rejoin the band.

Reports in the British press claim the other four members, VICTORIA BECKHAM, Geri Halliwell, mel brown and Emma Bunton are keen to reteam for a money-spinning tour, but that Mel C is reluctant to abandon her solo career.

But SPORTY SPICE insists she has never rejected a reunion - because she has never been asked.

She tells fans on her website, "The Sun (newspaper) again today have printed a story about how I'm such a bad sport for not doing a Spice reunion tour.

"As I have said before I have never been approached by anybody, VIRGIN RECORDS, Simon Fuller, Victoria, Melanie B, Geri or Emma regarding a reunion and I am completely unaware of any of the other girls desire to get back together."

But she confesses she would have to think twice before returning to the band: "I am so excited about my new album. The tour is proving to be a huge success and is completely sold out. I chose to play these small venues and did not advertise these shows as I am not promoting anything. They are for fun, for you guys and to try out new songs before I start recording.

"It's really annoying to keep reading all these lies so I just wanted to clear things up in case any of you had any doubts."

17/06/2004 17:12