Everything around us was a rip off of the Spice Girls
– Anika Bostelaar
Band members: Jodi Albert, Linzi Martin, Anika Bostelaar, Michelle Barber and Nikki Stuart
Formed in 1999
Signed by Simon Cowell and hailed as the next Spice Girls
Girl Thing have experienced the dizzying heights and horrendous lows of the music industry. Destined for careers as great as The Spice Girls, the band had the Eifel Tower hired out as part of a million pound promotional campaign.
After their first two singles failed to reach the top spot, their third single Pure and Simple was given to Popstars winners Hear'Say.
Simon Cowell has since said the band was his biggest mistake.
Band member and wife of Westlife's Kian Egan, Jodi Albert confesses: “This reunion for Girl Thing could be wonderful or it could be a nightmare.”