A planned reality talent show to find replacements for Victoria and Mel C ahead of a Spice Girls reunion tour have been blocked.
The Spice Girls’ civil war surrounding the group’s prospective reunion has taken another turn, with Mel C and Victoria Beckham apparently blocking plans by the remaining three members to hold a televised talent contest to recruit two replacements for possible reunion shows.
Plans for a reunion of the iconic ‘90s group have been in the offing for over a year, to mark the 21st anniversary of the release of their debut single ‘Wannabe’ in 1996. However, only Mel B, Geri Horner and Emma Bunton have been on board with it, with Beckham wanting to focus on her fashion career and Mel C also opposed to another reunion.
The three remaining Spice Girls: Mel B, Geri Horner, Emma Bunton (l-r)
The Spice Girls have received ''nice feedback'' on their GEM song 'Song For Her', which was leaked earlier this week.
GEM have received ''nice feedback'' on their debut song 'Song For Her'.
The girl group's band member Emma Bunton - who is better known as baby Spice in the band - has admitted the leaked track, which was posted online on Tuesday (22.11.16), is the real deal, and her, Geri Horner and Mel B, have been inundated with positive comments about their comeback single.
Speaking to the Mail Online, the blonde beauty said: ''We wrote something and it got leaked and it got stolen which is not great but we've had nice feedback.''
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You can't not still love the Spice Girls.
A clip has emerged this week featuring the Spice Girls on the set of a Polaroid commercial they did in the 90s, and expressing the sentiment they are best known for with great effect: that is, Girl Power. Here they stand up to some sexist directors when asked to sex up their school uniform costumes.
Spice Girls prove just how powerful Girl Power really is
The best thing about the Spice Girls apart from the infectious chemistry, the movie, the outfits and the tunes was the fact that they upheld everything they believed in. A throwback 'backstage' video from their time on a Polaroid commercial in 1997, where they were dressed in school uniform, sees Mel B, Mel C, Geri Horner (than Halliwell) and Victoria Beckham (then Adams) arguing about being told to flash some flesh for the shoot.
Melanie C and Victoria Beckham are the two hold-outs on a full Spice Girls reunion next year.
There’s been much talk of the incomplete Spice Girls reunion next year to celebrate the band’s 21st anniversary. Now, in a new interview, one of the reluctant hold-outs to the reunion, Melanie C, has said that a get-together without her is “not the same”.
The 42 year old singer, whose full name is Melanie Chisholm, told BBC News: “I describe the Spice Girls as a jigsaw puzzle. If there's a piece missing, it's not the full picture, we weren't just a band with interchangeable parts.”
Melanie C spoke about the three-strong Spice Girls reunion next year
Continue reading: Melanie C Says Spice Girls Reunion Is "Not The Same" Without Her
Mel has decided not to join the group for their upcoming reunion shows, no matter how lucrative the offer is.
Mel C has opened up about her battles with depression and eating disorders during her days in the Spice Girls. Speaking to Event magazine, the former Sporty Spice said that sometimes she couldn't even look at herself in the mirror during her heyday with the group, because of the constant scrutiny she was under.
Mel C battled depression and eating disorders during her days as Sporty Spice
“When the Spice Girls were at their biggest, I couldn’t even really look at myself in the mirror because I didn’t like what I saw,” Mel admitted. “I never said anything to anyone. I was trying to hide everything from myself.
Scary Spice jokingly hit out at Mel C and Victoria Beckham for deciding not to celebrate the Spice Girls 20th anniversary.
Want to know why the Spice Girls reunion will only feature three members? Well Mel B has a pretty straightforward answer for you. Mel will be reuniting with Geri Horner and Emma Bunton soon to celebrate the group’s 20th anniversary, but as for the other two, they're just ‘bitches’ according to Scary Spice.
Mel B has joked that Mel C and Victoria are ‘bitches’ for not doing the Spice Girls reunion
Speaking on 'The Late Late Show', Mel B was asked by host James Corden why the reunion would only feature three Spice Girls. "The other two bitches didn't want to do it," Mel joked, before setting the record straight.
Williams previously dated Geri Halliwell briefly in the mid-nineties.
Robbie Williams wife Ayda Field appeared to hint on Friday’s (July 8) ‘Loose Women’ that her husband knew three of the Spice Girls very well. Williams is known to have once dated Geri Horner, but according to Ayda he may also have had flings with Mel C and Emma Bunton.
Ayda Field has hinted about husband Robbie Williams’ past with the Spice Girls.
On Friday’s show the panel dressed as the Spice Girls to celebrate 20 years since the release of ‘Wannabe’. Ayda was dressed as Victoria Beckham when fellow panelist Kaye Adams asked her: “Ayda, did Robbie ‘know’ the Spice Girls?”
Adele treated fans to an impromptu snippet of ‘Spice Up Your Life’ during a recent concert.
Adele has never made a secret of her love for the the Spice Girls and at a recent concert in Amsterdam the singer showed her admiration by free-styling part of the group’s 1997 hit ‘Spice Up Your Life’. Adele’s homage to the band even caught the attention of the girls themselves and left Scary Spice Mel B uncharacteristically speechless.
Mel B was left speechless by Adele’s homage to the Spice Girls.
Speaking on Monday (June 6), during a a conference call promoting ‘America's Got Talent’ Mel B said: "I'm very kind of flattered. I think all of us are. It's great. It leaves me speechless a little bit. I love Adele."
Continue reading: Mel B Was Left Speechless By Adele's Spice Girls Homage
Beckham had said her microphone was turned off during her days in the girl group.
Mel B has denied former bandmate Victoria Beckham’s recent claim that her microphone was switched off during Spice Girls concerts. Beckham, who wasn't known for her vocal skills, had previously said that her mic used to be muted during live performances, but Mel B has said that’s simply not true.
Mel B has denied that Victoria Beckham’s microphone used to be muted.
Speaking to Entertainment Tonight, Mel B said: “"She wishes it was turned off! We sung live, and we wrote and recorded all our music together live and we performed it live. It wasn't turned down. Not that I know of. Maybe she secretly asked for that -- I don't know about that.”
The former Spice Girl has expressed an interest in returning to 'The X Factor' after Rita Ora's departure from the show.
The former Spice Girl, 40, was a judge on the ITV singing competition for just one season back in 2014, but in the wake of massive changes to the show over the last few months that have seen Ora, Nick Grimshaw and long-time judge Cheryl Fernandez-Versini all depart as well as co-hosts Caroline Flack and Olly Murs, many are tipping her for a return.
“I’d always love to be part of ‘The X Factor’, it was a great show,” she said during her appearance on ‘Lorraine’ on Wednesday morning (May 11th). “Is there a space? This happens every year, it’s always up in the air.”
Continue reading: Mel B Talks Possible 'X Factor' Return, Spice Girls Reunion
Spice Girls, Viva Forever and Piccadilly Theatre - Spice Girls arrive back at their hotel after the "Viva Forever" VIP night held at the Piccadilly Theatre Tuesday 11th December 2012 Featuring: Mel C, Melanie Chisholm Where: London, United Kingdom
Spice Girls, Viva Forever and Piccadilly Theatre - Spice Girls arrive back at their hotel after the "Viva Forever" VIP night held at the Piccadilly Theatre Wednesday 12th December 2012 Featuring: Geri Halliwell, Melanie Brown, Mel B Where: London, United Kingdom
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