Victoria Beckham claims Spice Girls were nearly named after a porn site

The news comes as the pop group's debut single 'Wannabe' turns 20 in 2016

Victoria Beckham has revealed that The Spice Girls were nearly named after a porn site.

Speaking at New York City’s 92Y Fashion Icons event on Wednesday (June 3), the former girl group member turned fashion designer explained that the group were originally going to be called ‘The Spicy Girls’ before realising the name was being used elsewhere.

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“In the beginning, we were going to be The Spicy Girls, but then we realised there was a porn site called the Spicy Girls,” she said. “That wouldn’t have been good!”

Reminicising on her time in the group, 41-year-old Beckham said: “Mel B really did dress scary, always in leopard print. Emma really was Baby; she always wore pigtails and those bloody awful platform shoes! But I’m still very close to all of those girls. I’m really proud of what I achieved with them. We were just five girls who weren’t all that great individually, but together, we were pretty great!”

As reported by Digital Spy, Victoria Beckham was speaking to Fern Mallis at the fashion event. Asked whether she was prepared for pop stardom, she replied: “I was never going to be a model. I studied dance until I was qualified to be a dance teacher.

“My mum said I had to have something to fall back on if it all went wrong. So if it does go wrong, I can always be a tap-dancing teacher.”

2016 will mark the 20th anniversary of the Spice Girls breakthrough single ‘Wannabe’, with fans calling for a reunion. However, Emma Bunton recently explained this was unlikely due to “families” and “schedules”.

Bunton told The Daily Star: “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.”


The Spice Girls’ Number One hit ‘Wannabe’ was recently declared the catchiest pop song since the 1940s, a new study has found.

The pop group’s popular debut, which topped the UK singles chart for seven weeks in the summer of 1996 and sold seven million copies worldwide, has been rated as the most recognisable track of more than 220 bestselling songs, according to research by the University of Amsterdam in association with Manchester’s Museum of Science & Industry.

Lou Bega’s ‘Mambo No 5’ was the second most recognisable track at 2.48 seconds, and Rocky theme tune ‘Eye of the Tiger’ by Survivor came third at 2.62 seconds. Lady Gaga, Abba, Michael Jackson and Whitney Houston also featured in the top 10.