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Geri Horner accused of 'throwing shade' at Spice Girls during interview

The 45-year-old was speaking to GMB's Susanna Reid and Ben Shephard

Gemma Strong

Geri Horner found herself accused of throwing shade at her former Spice Girls bandmates during an interview on Good Morning Britain on Thursday. The 45-year-old took part in a live interview with Susanna Reid and Ben Shephard in the studios, and as she opened up about the potential of a Spice Girls reunion, was called out by her hosts for her remarks. Geri began by saying: "Last year, I so wanted it to happen because of the anniversary, a few of us were really pushing for it to happen and then it didn't. So I sort of let it go a little bit. I love the girls and I'm really grateful to the fans and the music."

The Spice Girls famously reformed for the London 2012 Olympics closing ceremony, but Geri explained it had been difficult to make it happen again. "After the Olympics, I think everyone wanted a break," she said. "You know, that was quite a moment, it's hard to top. To get five people in a group all at the same time is hard. Even if you get five really nice people to say you all like the same colour is hard…"

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Geri Horner was accused of 'throwing shade' at her former Spice Girls bandmates on Good Morning Britain

Susanne then interjected: "That is throwing shade! Even if you've got five really nice people?!" with Ben asking the star: "So, some of them aren't really nice?" "No, they are really nice, that's what I am saying," Geri insisted. “They are all really nice. No, I wasn't saying that. No, they are all really nice girls."

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The Spice Girls famously reformed for the London 2012 Olympics closing ceremony

Geri's comments come after Mel C opened up about her time in the girl band, and revealed how Geri's decision to quit in 1998 signalled the start of the end for the Spice Girls. "Geri was a huge part of the band – maybe not singing-wise (don't tell her I said that!) – but we all had a role to play," she told Now magazine. "I felt once Geri had left, it was unravelling a bit, and the Spice Girls is like a jigsaw puzzle – with one of the pieces missing, it's not complete."

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