One split, a new baby and a paternity case... Geri and co enjoy spicy catch-up

The barman would have been advised to keep the beverages flowing when the Spice Girls met up for dinner as they had lots to talk about
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Eighteen months is a long time in Spice World, and it's that long since the purveyors of Girl Power have been together.

So the list of talking points was endless when the ladies – minus Victoria Beckham, who was otherwise engaged in New York - got together for dinner and drinks in London.

One hot topic was obviously Geri Halliwell's whirlwind love life.

The girls no doubt wanted inside information on her engagement and break-up from an Italian yacht tycoon, as well as the low down on if current beau Henry Beckwith is The One.

For Mel C the big news was about life as a new mum to baby Scarlet.

In the case of the other Mel, aka Scary, it was the settlement of her paternity case against Eddie Murphy, plus her burlesque peep show in Vegas.

And just because she was busy wowing fashion editors with her dazzling dress collection in the Big Apple, doesn't mean Posh's life wasn't up for discussion as any gossip girl worth her salt will know.

Since they were last together haircuts have come and gone, she's made new celeb friendships – her circle is now thought to include Demi and Ashton - and there've been question marks over husband David's future in LA.