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Spice Girls reunion 'not happening at the moment'

Emma Bunton has cast doubt over claims the Spice Girls - the world's most successful girl band - are set to reform without Victoria Beckham.

The Spice Girls in 1996 Credit: PA

Geri Halliwell, Emma Bunton, Mel C and Mel B are said to be getting the band back together for an international tour in 2016, according to The Sun.

The reunion is to celebrate the 20th anniversary of their debut single Wannabe and is expected to earn them more than £10 million each, the paper reported.

Both Mel C and Bunton both addressed reports of the reunion on Twitter, though Bunton later said on her Heart London radio breakfast show: "If anything happens and it's concrete, and we decide on something, I will let you know, but nothing's happening at the moment."

Victoria Beckham, aka Posh Spice, is said to be too busy with her career as a fashion designer to join the rest of the group, but she did post a supporting message on Twitter:

"There is a huge demand for the Spice Girls to get back together, especially with the nostalgia around the two-decade anniversary of their first release next summer," a source told the paper.

The Spice Girls:

  • Sold more than 85 million records
  • Had nine number ones
  • Became the fastest-selling UK act since the Beatles with debut album Spice
  • Lost one member -Halliwell - in 1998 amid reports of tense relations
  • Broke up in 2001
  • Reunited in 2007 for a money-spinning 47-date tour
  • Reunited in 2012 for the closing ceremony of the 2012 Olympics
  • Joined together again in 2012 to launch stage musical Viva Forever
Scary, Ginger, Sporty and Baby, as they were once known Credit: PA

"Mel B flew into London last month to secretly agree the plan with the other three girls. They should each make more than £10 million from this," the insider added.

The group made £107 million from their 2007 tour - which did include Victoria.

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