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Spice Girls re-united in London for West End musical 'Viva Forever' launch

The Spice Girls pose for a photocall at the St Pancras Renaissance Hotel Photo: Press Association

The Spice Girls were reunited once more today on the very staircase which proved to be their step to stardom.

The group were back together for the first time since they completed their 2008 reunion tour as they launched a stage musical inspired by their songs, Viva Forever.

The staircase at St Pancras Hotel in London famously featured in the video for the quintet's debut single Wannabe.

They were joined by producer Judy Craymer, the theatrical impresario behind the success of Mamma Mia!, and Jennifer Saunders, who has written the new production.

Viva Forever will feature numerous chart hits recorded by the Spice Girls during their years of chart domination in the late 1990s when they become one of the UK's biggest exports.

The musical is due to open at the Piccadilly Theatre in London's West End on December 11.

Geri Halliwell says she was holding back the tears when she watched the workshops of the new musical.

Mel C said the rehearsals gave her "goosebumps" Credit: Press Association

Mel C added that the rehearsals gave the girls "goosebumps" and it was a "lovely thing"

The girls said the musical supports Girl Power's longevity. "Who would have thought the message is still standing 16 years later".](

Jennifer Saunders and Judy Craymer during 'Viva Forever' photocall Credit: Press Association

Comedian and writer Jennifer Saunders hopes audiences will enjoy Spice Girls musical and that they will be entertained.

Saunders says the story has a lot of "emotional content" and a "lot of laughs" and it will relaunch the Spice Girls' music.

The musical is due to open at the Piccadilly Theatre in London's West End on December 11.