Emma Bunton has shrugged off a report suggesting the Spice Girls are reforming for a 20th anniversary tour, insisting “nothing’s happening” with the band. According to a report in Britain’s The Sun newspaper, Bunton, Geri Halliwell, Melanie Chisholm and Melanie Brown are set to reunite for a tour in 2016 to celebrate 20 years since their debut single Wannabe, but their bandmate Victoria Beckham will not be involved as she is too busy with her work as a fashion designer.
However, Bunton apparently dismissed the rumour during her breakfast radio show for Britain’s Heart FM on Friday (07Aug15), confessing there have been talks about a celebration but nothing is official.
She says, “If anything happens and it’s concrete, and we decide on something, I will let you know, but nothing’s happening at the moment.”
Her bandmate Chisholm, known as Sporty Spice during their heyday, seemed confused by the report, tweeting out:
Woke up this morning wondering whether I need to start practising my backflips???!!! ?
— Melanie C (@MelanieCmusic) August 7, 2015
… and Bunton, nicknamed Baby Spice, reposted the message and added:
Do I need to put my pigtails in?!?!? https://t.co/TfWZQL9ux2
— Emma Bunton (@EmmaBunton) August 7, 2015
Beckham also posted an old picture of a Spice Girls photo album and added in the caption, “Love my Spice Girls.”
Chisholm recently denied a similar reunion report, telling Britain’s The Sun newspaper last month (Jul15) that she was too busy working on her seventh solo record.