Emma Bunton: why she hasn't visited Victoria's store and her feelings on Spice Girls anniversary

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Emma Bunton has told HELLO! that she’s yet to visit Victoria Beckham’s Dover Street boutique. "But I would love to go," she says, admitting that they just haven’t worked out a time. "We were emailing the other day. I took a lovely bag of hers to the Brit Awards." .

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Emma Bunton has revealed she is yet to visit Victoria Beckham's boutique



Next year marks the 20th anniversary of the Spice Girls’ single Wannabe – how does that feel? "It just makes me feel old," she laughs. "But it’s amazing, and it’s nice that people are still talking about it a lot."

She's not sure whether they will mark the occasion publicly. "We haven't spoken about anything yet," she says. "I'm sure we'll do something personally. It might be a private celebration."

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Next year marks the 20th anniversary of the Spice Girls' single Wannabe



Her sons Beau, six, and Tate, three, are still largely unaware that their mum was in one of the biggest girl groups of all time.

"Beau still calls us ’the Spicey Girls,'" she laughs. "He has watched a couple of videos and gone, 'Who is that man in your video?'

"Tate hasn't got a clue really, but he knows that mummy and daddy sing." Her partner Jade Jones is in the recently reunited R'n'B band Damage, who embark on a UK tour in April.

Their youngest son may be following in their footsteps. "He's very theatrical," she says. "He just wants to dance and sing."

Emma is the new face of Specsavers' Love Glasses campaign, an annual competition in which people send in photos of themselves wearing glasses, and have the chance to win £10,000 plus a holiday in the Bahamas. For every entry, Specsavers will donate £1 to anti-bullying charity Kidscape, a cause close to Emma's heart.

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The former Spice Girl turns 40 next year



"Mine are very young at the moment, and luckily we haven’t had to go through anything like that," she says, referring to bullying.

Jade drops the boys off at school as she presents the Heart FM breakfast show with Jamie Theakston. "I adore Jamie," she says. "Generally I laugh for three hours."

She's not finished with music just yet, however. "Music will always be a love, and I'd like to do more, but in what capacity I don't know."

The 39-year-old has plenty of ambition left. "My mum started karate when she was 40 and went back to college and learnt reflexology, and that's something that completely inspired me," she says. "I will always have ambition."

She's clearly achieved a lot already. What advice would she give her younger self? "When we first started out, everything went so fast that I would like to tell myself to take more pictures and write a diary. I have lost a few memories."

Emma turns 40 next year. "I'm really looking forward to it and wondering what is next," she says.

She's unsure whether this means having another baby. "My youngest is still only three, and for me that's my baby," she says. "I don't know. I keep changing my mind. And if I'm lucky enough, we'll see. I'm very happy at the moment with my two."

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