Earlier this year three members of the group hinted at a possible 20th anniversary gig.

Two members of the Spice Girls, Geri Horner (née Halliwell) and Emma Bunton, have been in the recording studio together this week.

Horner posted a picture of the pair together on her Instagram account with the caption: “In studio, oooooh.”

In studio,oooooh 🤔 @emmaleebunton

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Music producer Eliot Kennedy, who frequently worked with the group during their ’90s heyday, has previously confirmed that Bunton, Horner and bandmate Melanie Brown have been working on new music.

He told ITV’s Good Morning Britain earlier this year: “We wrote a brilliant song and the energy was exactly like it was 20 years ago, just as enthusiastic, just as much to say, just as much to celebrate.

“I think they have something to do with way female artists are perceived in the pop charts nowadays, I think they’ve had a massive effect on pop music and pop culture, so it’s a good time to celebrate,” he added.

In July, to mark the 20th anniversary of the group’s debut single ‘Wannabe’, Emma Bunton, Horner and Brown posted a video on YouTube in which they hinted at a possible comeback gig.

“You’ve stood by us for 20 years, and we want to say a big thank you,” Horner says in the video. “And we want to celebrate and have a party. And when we do, you’re all invited,” Brown adds.

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Meanwhile, their former bandmate Melanie Chisholm has explained why, like Victoria Beckham, she has opted out of the potential reunion.

“I’d love to play huge arenas across the World, sing our brilliantly bonkers pop songs and relive our former glory,” she said in July. “It is of course a very lucrative opportunity too. But we were a five-piece band. Didn’t we reach a peak with the Olympics? There’s a lot to be said for bowing out on a high note.”

Chisholm added: “Anything less than the full line-up just didn’t feel like we’d be doing justice to the band or the fans.”