Mel B says it’s ‘about time’ for a Spice Girls reunion ahead of 20th anniversary in 2016

Breakthrough hit 'Wannabe' turns 20 next year

Mel B has hinted at a reunion of The Spice Girls for the pop group’s 20th anniversary next year.

2016 marks two decades since the girl group’s breakthrough single ‘Wannabe’, which was released in July 1996.

With fellow member Emma Bunton recently saying that “families and schedules” could prevent all five members from reuniting, Mel B – aka Scary Spice – has now stated that it’s her “plan” to encourage celebrations.

The singer told US chatshow host Jimmy Fallon earlier this month that it’s “about time” for a Spice Girls reunion, adding on US TV’s The Today Show on Tuesday (August 4) that she wants to “gather the troops”.

“When you say it’s our 20th anniversary coming up, it does make you think, ‘Oh, my gosh, it really has been that long’,” she said.

“Hopefully, we’ll gather the troops around, and we’ll get to do something to celebrate it next year. It’s in my plan, I don’t know about anybody else’s,” the singer continued.

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Speaking of her time in the group, Mel B added: “I’ve got so many great memories. I got to tour the world with four of my best friends – even today we still all support each other. We like each other, and that’s the most important part.”

Watch the video for ‘Wannabe’ below.

Earlier this year, Emma Bunton told The Daily Star that a possible Spice Girls reunion depended on finding the right timing: “I was with Geri and Mel B just recently, we love each other and we love performing together.

“It’s just when the timing is right because we all have our own careers now and we have families, it’s just about getting five schedules together and that’s all it is.”