Mel C gives fresh hope for new Spice Girls reunion and speaks out on Glastonbury rumours

DUBLIN, IRELAND - MAY 24: Mel B, Emma Bunton, Geri Halliwell and Melanie C of The Spice Girls perform on the first night of the bands tour at Croke Park on May 24, 2019 in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by Dave J Hogan/Getty Images)
Mel B, Emma Bunton, Geri Halliwell and Melanie C of The Spice Girls perform on the first night of the bands tour, 2019 (Dave J Hogan/Getty Images)

Mel C has given Spice Girls fans a fresh hope for a new reunion after claiming she’d be “very cross” if they don’t perform together again.

The legendary 90s girl band — completed by Geri Horner, Emma Bunton, Victoria Beckham and Mel B — had an impressive six-year run as chart-toppers before breaking up in 2000 to pursue solo projects.

Since then, their reunions have become rare but global events, and after their Ireland and Britain Spice World tour in 2019, Sporty Spice herself (real name Melanie Chisolm) has said she’s determined to get back on the road with her bandmates.

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Speaking on the Celebrity Search Engine podcast, Chisolm said: “I can’t speak for everybody but if it was down to me, as soon as we can, we will.”

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Spice Girls perform at London 2012 Olympics closing ceremony

“The success of the shows in 2019 and just how much we loved it, we have to do it. If we don’t do it, I’ll be very, very cross!”

However, she debunked rumours that the band were ever in line to headline Glastonbury festival, and added: “I can tell you the absolute truth on this one – we’ve never been approached!

“[It would be] The absolute dream! I would love to play Glastonbury, in fact all the girls would. But yeah, haven’t yet had that call.”

<p>It’s hard to believe it was 20 years ago this year that Geri wore THAT dress and Spice Girls mania was in full swing. The girls performed on stage at the 1997 Brit Awards and Geri became a fancy dress icon when she flashed her knickers in this Union Jack dress. (Photo: Fiona Hanson PA Archive/PA Images) </p>
Spice Girls - Mel C, Emma Bunton, Mel B, Geri Horner (nee Halliwell), and Victoria Beckham (nee Adams) - at the 1997 Brit Awards (Photo: Fiona Hanson PA Archive/PA Images)

Despite Chisolm's eagerness to perform again with the band, no such official plans are currently in place.

However, the band’s breakthrough single Wannabe turns 25 this year, and Chisolm teased the landmark anniversary won’t go unnoticed.

“There are so many more exciting things later on this year,” she offered. “I can’t reveal too much.”

(GERMANY OUT)    Melanie Jayne Chisholm (* 12. Januar 1974 in Whiston bei Liverpool, Merseyside), auch bekannt als Melanie C , Britische Sängerin und Songschreiberin, die durch ihre Mitgliedschaft bei der Band Spice Girls als
Mel C performing in stage in 2017 (Brill/Getty Images)

Since going on an “indefinite hiatus” back in 2000, the girls have reformed for two tours though rarely as an entire five-piece.

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The last time they all performed together publicly was at the 2012 London Olympics closing ceremony, where a medley of their hits including Wannabe and Spice Up Your Life became the most tweeted about moment of the entire games as a whole.

In 2019, the band went on a world tour, including stints at Wembley Stadium, without Victoria Beckham, who declined to take part due to commitments with her fashion line.

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