Emma Bunton has disappointed Spice Girls fans by denying reports that they are planning a comeback. The group were said to be reforming for a reunion tour to mark their 20th anniversary in 2016 without their bandmate Victoria Beckham, aka Posh Spice.
The Sun reported that Emma, Mel C, Mel B and Geri Halliwell were all on board for the international tour to celebrate 20 years since they released their debut single Wannabe in 1996 – however Emma says that "nothing's happening" at the moment.
"If anything happens and it's concrete, and we decide on something, I will let you know, but nothing's happening at the moment," she explained while speaking on Heart London radio.
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Emma Bunton has denied reports of a Spice Girls reunion
Victoria fuelled rumours that the reunion rumours were true on Thursday when she posted a throwback photo of her Spice Girls official photo album on Instagram.
"#TBT love my Spice Girls x vb," she captioned the photo, which received many comments from fans pleading with her to join the reunion tour.
"A reunion without five Spice Girls is not the same," one commented, while another added: "We need posh!"
The Spice Girls last performed together in 2012
The Spice Girls sold more than 75 million records and had nine number one singles during their career. While they split in 2001, they reformed for a comeback world tour in 2007 and again to perform at the closing ceremony of the London Olympics in 2012.
Although the group remain close friends, Victoria has ruled herself out of any future tours or performances with her former bandmates.
"I won't ever do it again," Victoria told Vanity Fair Italy and Spain in 2014. "Doing the Olympics was an incredible honour. I was so proud to do it, proud to be British. That was a perfect time to say, 'That's great. Thank you to everybody, but no more.' Sometimes you've got to know when it's time to leave the party."