Jump to Main ContentJump to Primary Navigation

So apparently there WON’T be a Spice Girls reunion this summer after all


Victoria Beckham’s fashion empire is going from strength to strength. Emma Bunton is in the new Ab Fab movie. Geri Horner (née Halliwell) is promoting Barbie. Mel C is running triathlons. And Mel B?

Well, Melanie Brown, aka Mel B, is viciously toying with our emotions, fuelling will-they-won’t-they speculation about a Spice Girls reunion.

Apparently, they won’t. After telling us in January that the band “would be doing something” this summer to celebrate the 20th anniversary of debut single Wannabe, and posting teasing photos of (some of) the band in the studio in May, one of Leeds’ most famous daughters has now dashed our hopes and dreams.

Appearing on US chat show Live with Kelly, Brown said: “It is our 20th anniversary this year and this would be the perfect year, but places get booked out so what we’ll hopefully do is plan to do something to celebrate next year.”

“Places get booked out”? You’d think that after two decades in the game, the Spice Girls would know that you can’t just reserve Wembley Stadium like a table in Pizza Express, but there you go. We'll just have to celebrate 20 years of Girl Power by watching Wannabe on repeat, instead.

Image: Getty


spice girls.jpg

The era of the Spice Girls: when feminism went pop

spice girls reunion.jpg

A Spice Girls reunion is happening

Alexander McQueen Paris Fashion Week Ready-to-Wear AW 09.jpg

We’re vulgar and proud of it: why British fashion rules

Adele Corden.JPG

Adele kills it in Carpool Karaoke


Mel B hints at a reunion with all five Spice Girls this year


Elderly couple who raved in Fabric until 5am pen letter of thanks


Nineties babies rejoice! All Saints are making a comeback this year


Victoria Beckham on school days and the moment she fell in love


How the Spice Girls really got their nicknames


The best A-list Instagrams from the weekend

From Lupita Nyong’o’s chilled afternoon to Serena Williams’ girls’ night out

by Nicola Colyer
21 Aug 2017

UKIP candidate suggests paying British Indians to leave the UK

And Twitter responds perfectly

by Moya Crockett
21 Aug 2017

Elisabeth Moss denies that Scientology is anything like Gilead

The Handmaid’s Tale star discusses the parallels between her show and her faith.

by Moya Crockett
21 Aug 2017

JK Rowling spots mansplainer in the wild, and deals with him perfectly

The Harry Potter author won’t let any woman’s confidence be knocked by mansplaining

by Kayleigh Dray
21 Aug 2017

The best A-list Instagrams from the week so far

From Nicki Minaj’s vintage look to a Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants reunion

by Nicola Colyer
18 Aug 2017

Chris Brown tried to excuse his attack on Rihanna, and it’s not OK

“Violence is a choice he made – and he alone is responsible for it”

by Kayleigh Dray
17 Aug 2017

Serena Williams on how skin colour affects what people think of her

“I feel like people think I’m mean”

by Amy Swales
17 Aug 2017

This Hocus Pocus star’s pregnancy announcement is pure 90s perfection

“I smell children…”

by Kayleigh Dray
17 Aug 2017

Anna Faris on knowing when to call time on an unhappy relationship

“Don’t be afraid to seek your independence”

by Kayleigh Dray
17 Aug 2017

Why Taylor Swift’s sexual assault verdict is a victory for womankind

The pop star has completely changed the narrative

by Kayleigh Dray
16 Aug 2017