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Wannabe a Spice Girl? Well you’re in luck, as the reformed Spice Girls trio are reportedly searching for Victoria Beckham and Mel C replacements after the pair ruled themselves out of the group’s milestone anniversary reunion.
The revival group – currently featuring Mel B, Geri Horner and Emma Bunton – are reportedly in talks to launch a BBC talent show to search for a singer to join them on stage in London’s Hyde Park next July.
According to The Mail on Sunday, the new show would follow a similar format to Andrew Lloyd Webber’s searches for musical talent, with his programmes How Do You Solve A Problem Like Maria and Any Dream Will Do.
The pitched series would air for over five consecutive nights, with the auditions and heats culminating in a final live show whereby the winner will be revealed in April.
The successful (new) Spice will then join the band for their highly anticipated reunion concert, which will mark the 21st anniversary of their first No. 1 single Wannabe.
Speaking about the Spice Girls comeback earlier this month, the characteristically candid Mel B opened up about Sporty and Posh’s decision to turn down the reunion.
“The other two b****** didn’t want to do it,” she quipped during an appearance on the Late Late Show with James Corden.
She then added: “No, let me correct that – my other two fellow lovely ladies. You know, Victoria is busy with her great fashion line. Mel C is doing her own album.
“They gracefully said, ‘you three go ahead and do it.’ We are girl power and we support each other so us three went, ‘OK, well then let’s us three do it.’
“I don’t think we could ever replace Sporty or Posh, but I would like to invited some people up on stage with us.”
Meanwhile, speaking about the pop programme proposal, a BBC spokesman said: “BBC Entertainment has lots of ideas in development but we never comment on details.”
So watch this space – and dust off your platform trainers, shimmy into your Union Jack dress and practice your dance moves for good measure.