Mel B: ‘The Spice Girls could reform for Queen’s Diamond Jubilee’

Singer says reunion details are 'top secret', but hints at gig later this year

Mel B has hinted that The Spice Girls could reform for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee later this year.

The singer, who had previously hinted that the girl band were considering reuniting for the London 2012 Olympic Games, told the Australian television show Sunrise that the group could perform together later this year.

When asked whether she and her bandmates would be playing at the Games, she replied:

I think the Queen’s Jubilee concert is the event I’d be looking at more closely for that to happen.

According to The Sun, meanwhile, although she refused to confirm the plans on air, she later told workers on the show: “I am going to be in such strife for saying that. It’s all so totally bloody top-secret still.”

The Spice Girls originally split in 2000 after releasing three studio albums, but reformed for a comeback tour in 2007.

The band cancelled several previously scheduled dates on their 2008 world tour amid rumours that they had fallen out, although the members of the group insisted it was due to “family commitments”. Afterwards, singer Geri Halliwell said it was unlikely that they would ever tour again.

The Spice Girls aren’t the only performers to be linked with a role at both the London 2012 Olympics and the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. Paul McCartney is said to be considering playing at both celebrations, while Pink Floyd were recently forced to deny that they would be reforming for the opening ceremony of this summer’s Olympic Games.