They are without a doubt one of the biggest pop acts to ever grace the face of the Earth, and fans have been clamouring for a proper reunion ever since the 2012 Olympic Games. And it seems that six years after that momentous moment in pop culture, the Spice Girls have finally said yes to a reunion featuring the entire original line-up.
Geri Horner, Victoria Beckham, Mel B, Mel C, and Emma Bunton have agreed to get together for the sum of £10 million each, according to The Sun.
Simon Fuller, the man who masterminded their original pop success, is said to have put the deal together. Victoria has long been known to be the biggest hurdle to a reunion, having chosen to steer clear of music to focus on her career as a fashion designer, but has reportedly said yes on the condition she doesn’t have to sing. According to The Sun, the five stars have agreed to deal which will see them take on a TV show, endorsements and a greatest hits outing
However, it seems Posh has finally relented, as an insider told the newspaper: ‘This is the pop reunion no one thought would ever happen again. But after a long period of negotiation Victoria agreed the time is right to work on new projects this year.’ The ‘exciting’ move reportedly is set around TV projects in China, a new telly talent show, endorsement deals and a compilation album celebrating their greatest hits. However, fans should be warned that a full-on world tour is off the cards, as the source explained: ‘Victoria and Geri agreed it would be impossible to be part of a fully-fledged tour because of family and business commitments.’
Victoria has changed her mind about a get-together, but is said to have sought assurances she won’t have to sing (Picture: Action Press/REX/Shutterstock)
Speaking about why Victoria has seemingly had a huge change of heart, they added: ‘Now that she’s a top designer Victoria is concerned about singing but she wants to make money to pump back into her business.’ The singer’s VB fashion house reported a loss of £4.6 million in accounts made public last year. The reunion will be a huge surprise to fans given it was only a few months ago that Victoria said Spice Girls comeback was NEVER going to happen.
Speaking to This Morning, she said: ‘It is not happening. At some point you’ve gotta know when it’s time say, “that was great”.’ Metro.co.uk has reached out to reps of Victoria and the group for comment.