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Geri Horner shows off baby bump as she returns to the studio

Gemma Strong

Geri Horner, née Halliwell, and her baby bump hit the recording studio on Wednesday, just two days after the former Spice Girl announced her second pregnancy. The 44-year-old star marked the occasion with a sweet black-and-white Instagram snapshot, showing off her growing tummy in a black long-sleeved dress.

Geri's appearance in the studio seems to suggest that the Spice Girls tour is going ahead as planned next year. It was speculated that the lucrative 20th anniversary reunion might have to be delayed following Geri's baby announcement, but fans believe that this latest photo might mean everything is still on track.

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Geri Horner - and her baby bump - hit the recording studio this week

The star will join bandmates Emma Bunton and Mel B under the new name GEM for the highly-anticipated tour – Mel C and Victoria Beckham declined to take part.

Geri and her husband Christian Horner, 42, released a joint statement on Monday confirming that they are expecting their first child together – the singer is already a mum to daughter Bluebell Madonna, 10, from a previous relationship.

"Geri and Christian are absolutely delighted to announce they are expecting their first child together," it read. "The couple are overjoyed with the good news and cannot wait to welcome the newest addition to their family."

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The former Spice Girl announced her pregnancy on Instagram on Monday

Geri also shared the news on Instagram, borrowing a line from her solo single It's Raining Men to make the announcement. "God bless Mother Nature #mamaspice," she wrote alongside a sketch of a heavily pregnant woman

Just a few hours later, the parents-to-be hit the red carpet together at the Attitude Awards in London, where Geri gave fans their very first glimpse of her bump.

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She later showed off her bump for the very first time while attending the Attitude Awards in London

They were joined at the event by Emma, who revealed she had known "for a while" about Geri's pregnancy, adding that it was "wonderful that it is out in the open".

"I'm over the moon, she is going to be an amazing mum, for the second time," Emma told BANG Showbiz. "I'll be babysitting, but we are all working mums so she doesn't need any advice from me. It's very exciting.”

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