Mel C: Spice Girls reunion 'didn't feel right' without Victoria Beckham

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Mel C admits a Spice Girls reunion “didn’t feel right” without Victoria Beckham.

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The 42-year-old pop star has turned down the chance to join forces with bandmates Emma Bunton, Mel B and Geri Horner to reform the girl group because it just wasn’t the same as when they reunited as a fivesome at the London 2012 Olympics.

After This Morning co-host Holly Willoughby had begged Mel to get back together with the trio, the singer replied: “I know there are people that want to see it. But there were various reasons … but the one thing that I couldn’t get away from was that, we did reunite as a five piece [for the Olympics] and it was so incredible, and for me we are like a jigsaw puzzle and if there’s a piece missing it’s not complete. We’re not a band of interchangeable parts. So for me, it didn’t feel right.”

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Holly’s co-host Ben Shephard then suggested that if she did agree, Victoria might complete the jigsaw, prompting Mel to exclaim with a laugh: “Yeah, that’s not going to happen is it? I’m not saying no forever, but right now, it just didn’t feel right.”

The star admitted her seven-year-old daughter Scarlet – who she has with ex-boyfriend Thomas Starr – loves the group’s many pop hits.

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In an interview on ‘This Morning’, she said: “[Scarlet] does like my music, thank goodness! I’d say she’s my harshest critic but she’s my biggest fan. And she loves the Spice Girls.”

When Ben asked if her daughter wanted her to return to the Spice Girls, Mel admitted: “It’s a tricky one because … I’d love for her to see me on stage with the girls, but no, she’s been quite grown up about it really. She lives everything with me and I feel that she understands.”

Mel – known as Sporty Spice – made the decision to refuse the reunion to focus on her solo album, just as fifth member Victoria Beckham declined to be involved because she needs to concentrate on her fashion label.

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