Spice Girls: Mel B teases 2017 reunion
According to Scary Spice, booking a concert venue for the long-awaited Spice Girls reunion is apparently more difficult than choosing between the little Gucci dress, the little Gucci dress, or the little Gucci dress.
Appearing Wednesday morning on Live with Kelly, Melanie “Mel B” Brown revealed that, while plans are currently on the table for the Spice Girls to get back together to commemorate the 1996 launch of their career, they’ve hit a few logistical roadblocks along the way.
“Well, this is the thing. It is our 20th anniversary this year,” the 41-year old America’s Got Talent judge told Kelly Ripa and her guest co-host, Anderson Cooper. “This would be the perfect year [for a reunion], but places get booked out this year, so what we’ll hopefully do is, we’re planning on doing something to celebrate next year.”
Brown previously spoke about a potential get-together with her former groupmates earlier this year during an appearance on the Allegedly With Theo Von & Matthew Cole Weiss podcast. The Mirror also reports the singer said it would be “rude not to celebrate” their 20th anniversary during Alan Carr’s Chatty Man New Year’s Eve.
While they haven’t performed together in a major capacity since the closing ceremony of the 2012 Summer Olympics, the Spice Girls appeared onstage together during the opening night performance of the Jennifer Saunders-written musical inspired by their songs, Viva Forever!, which ran for seven months in London’s West End between 2012 and 2013. Four of the original five members of the group also posed for a photo with Eva Longoria at David Beckham’s birthday party in 2015.
“It’s something we want to do and it would be nice to celebrate and give thanks to all the fans,” Brown added on her Live episode, stressing her desire to perform with the group once again. “I’m not getting any younger, so let’s hurry up and get this done.”
Watch Scary Spice discuss the potential reunion in the video above.