Is this the end of the Spice Girls reunion?
The Spice Girls plans to take their tour to Australia and Las Vegas have reportedly proved “Too Much”.
Mel B has spoken openly of her hopes to persuade bandmates Geri Horner, Emma Bunton and Mel C to take their Spice World reunion tour global next year, but now The Sun newspaper reports the plans have had a Stop put on them.
A source said: “Mel B was the driving force behind discussions to go international with the Spice World tour but she wasn’t on the same page as the others. She is a real character and has long clashed with Geri, who decided it wasn’t worth carrying on as things could really become explosive.
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“Last time they performed in the US, in 2008, there was chaos with all the arguing.”
On the final night of their UK tour at Wembley Stadium in June Mel B told the crowd: “We’ll see you in February in Australia!”
But she later admitted, “So I announced it on stage, yes, without everybody else signing off 100 per cent.”
There are said to be tensions between Horner, 46, and Mel B, 44, after Mel B claimed she and Horner had had a lesbian fling during the nineties, which Horner has denied.
Horner is mother to 13-year-old daughter Bluebell and two-year-old son Monty. Bunton has two sons Beau, 12, and Tate, eight. Me C has 10-year-old daughter Scarlett and Mel B has three daughters Pheonix, 20, Angel, 12, and Madison, eight.
The insider added: “Family life is really important to them all and they were concerned about how they would be able to make any of it work.
“Geri was adamant that doing big commitments abroad would only be worth it if they were financially lucrative. But the payday for a residency would be much lower than their UK shows and would mean the girls being away from their families and other jobs for a prolonged period.”
It is also believed that not having Victoria Beckham involved in the reunion had been a hurdle in negotiating a Las Vegas residency.
But fashion designer Beckham is rumoured to be considering a one-off reunion with the Wannabe stars at Glastonbury Festival next year.
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Mel B told Channel 4’s The Lateish Show with Mo Gilligan: “Funnily enough, my mum was at her mum’s summer party and Victoria was there, and she did actually mention to my mum that she would love to do Glastonbury next year. So I can say that. Unless my mum is lying!”
Beckham met with fellow Spice Girls last year, but when they announced they were embarking on a reunion tour it was revealed Posh would not be taking part.
The fashion designer and mother-of-four told German Vogue it had taken courage to turn her bandmates down.
Beckham, 45, said: “Saying no requires courage...
“For example, it took me a lot of courage not to go on tour with the Spice Girls again, but to be the one who says, ‘You know, I'm not doing it because things feel different now than they used to. I'd rather concentrate on my family and my company’.”