Mel B 'in trouble' as she confirms Spice Girls reunion

The Spice Girls star let slip that the group will definitely be reunited this year in an appearance on Loose Women.

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What did you miss?

Mel B shared the news Spice Girls fans have been waiting for as she confirmed the group will definitely reunite this year, admitting she would "be in trouble" for speaking up.

The singer has been keen on getting her group back together with all five members for years and the Spice Girls 30th anniversary year finally looks set to manage it.

Mel spilled the news on Thursday's Loose Women where she also threw her support behind the ITV show's domestic abuse awareness campaign, sharing her own experiences in an allegedly abusive relationship.

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Spice Girls are reuniting. (United Archives via Getty Images)

What, how, and why?

Mel B stopped into Loose Women on Thursday to back their Facing It Together domestic abuse awareness campaign, sharing her own harrowing experiences.

While she was on the panel, host Christine Lampard couldn't resist pressing her for details of a possible Spice Girls reunion, telling Mel as she talked about girl power: "We need happiness, we need empowerment back again, we need Spice Girls back basically."

Mel responded: "Tell me about it," and Lampard asked her if she could offer any hints that the group might work together again.

Mel B talks about Spice Girls reuniting. (ITV screengrab)
Mel B talks about Spice Girls reuniting. (ITV screengrab)

But Mel confirmed: "Oh no, we are definitely doing something. I'm probably going to get told off, but I've said it. There you go.

"We'll be announcing at some point later this year. Now I'm going to be in trouble," she laughed as Lampard told her: "Just blame me!"

Spice Girls are celebrating their 30th anniversary this year and have reunited a few times since they split in 2000: in 2007 for a tour, in 2012 for a performance at the London Olympics, and without Victoria Beckham for another tour in 2019.

The Spice Girls (from left to right) Melanie Brown (Mel B), Melanie Chisholm (Mel C), Geri Halliwell, Emma Bunton and Victoria Beckham during a photocall at the St Pancras Renaissance Hotel in London to launch Viva Forever, a musical featuring songs from the Spice Girls, which will opens at the Piccadilly Theatre on the 11th December 2012.   (Photo by Ian West/PA Images via Getty Images)
All five Spice Girls are expected to reunite. (PA Images via Getty Images)

Rumours of a reunion with all five stars have been on the cards for a while now and last summer Mel told the Daily Telegraph: "We are doing something together as the Spice Girls and it has always been me kind of championing everybody together. But this time it was actually Victoria that was saying, 'Come on, let's all do something’. So we have got something in the works, which will be announced soon."

What else happened on Loose Women?

Earlier this week, Loose Women launched their Facing It Together campaign and Women's Aid ambassador Mel was a guest on Thursday's show to share her own experiences of an allegedly abusive marriage to Stephen Belafonte. Belafonte has always denied her claims.

She has written a book, Brutally Honest, about her 10-year marriage and how she has healed from it, and told the ITV show how having to move back in with her mum after the 2019 Spice Girls tour, which came shortly after she escaped her marriage, had helped.

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Mel B threw her support behind Loose Women's domestic abuse awareness campaign. (Variety via Getty Images)

"I ended up going from a mansion in LA to living in my mum's little bungalow, just me, her and my kids. I was thinking how did this happen?" Mel said.

She continued: "I'm seven years out, I still have PTSD and panic attacks. Sometimes I don't trust myself because I'm thinking how could I have trusted that person for 10 years when I thought he loved me."

But the star added: "I got to be home with my mum during Covid in a small bungalow, which sounds horrendous, but I got to go back to my roots and I got to educate my mum as well as educating myself what I'd been through.

"I had to put myself back together again which was hard because I'm all about girl power, empowering women. I was completely girl powerless, I had no confidence, but my work was my saviour because when I was at work, he wasn't allowed anywhere near me."

Yahoo has reached out to Stephen Belafonte for comment.

Loose Women airs on ITV at 12.30pm on weekdays.

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