The Spice Girls have reportedly agreed to reunite for the first time since 2012, with the iconic girl group set to receive £10 million each for a series of new projects.
After previously expressing her reluctance, Victoria Beckham reportedly agreed to join forces after receiving assurances that she wouldn’t have to lend her vocals to the project.
The Girl Power pioneers were photographed arriving at Geri Halliwell’s London house earlier today (February 2), where they were believed to be discussing reuniting to work on a series of upcoming projects, including TV shows, endorsements, and a greatest hits compilation. Their old manager Simon Fuller was also spotted arriving at the house.
Later that evening, the group reportedly released a statement via publicist Jo Milloy confirming they were working on new projects. “We have enjoyed a wonderful afternoon catching-up and reminiscing about the amazing times we have spent together,” it read.
“We are always overwhelmed at how much interest there is across the whole world for The Spice Girls. The time now feels right to explore some incredible new opportunities together. We all agree that there are many exciting possibilities that will once again embrace the original essence of The Spice Girls, while reinforcing our message of female empowerment for future generations.”
Emma Bunton and Victoria Beckham have also shared photos from the reunion meeting on their Instagram pages. “Great catch up with my girls! #bffs always, the future is looking spicy!” Baby Spice captioned her image.
Posh Spice, meanwhile, posted a picture of the women with Fuller, writing: “Love u all so much!!! X Such a great day!! Thank u Simon! X VB”.
In an undoubted blow to fans of the group, it is not believed that there are any live performances in the pipeline.
A source told The Sun: “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.
“It’s very exciting because she has always been adamant she wouldn’t go back.”
“Victoria and Geri agreed it would be impossible to be part of a fully-fledged tour because of family and business commitments”, the source 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 group last performed at the Olympics Closing Ceremony in 2012, but Victoria Beckham has remained continuously resolute about not wanting to reunite.
“It is not happening. At some point you’ve gotta know when it’s time say, ‘that was great’,” she told Alison Hammond on This Morning last year.
“Girl Power will always be out there and is something that we all still believe.”