March 15, 2016


Mel B on Spice Girls Reunion: 'Getting Closer and Closer'

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Araya Diaz/WireImage

Though the Spice Girls still haven't announced their buzzed-about reunion tour, Mel B (Scary Spice) has dropped another hint on Tuesday (March 15) that the wheels could be in motion.

"We are in talks with each other closely," the America's Got Talent judge said during a recent appearance on podcast Allegedly With Theo Von & Matthew Cole Weiss, Entertainment Weekly reports. "But until something’s official, there’s no point saying anything until there are tour dates to announce. I do feel like it's getting closer and closer. I've been trying to get those bitches together for years!"

Despite 2016 marking the 20th anniversary of Spice Girls' debut single, "Wannabe," the group's reunion talks have alternated between hopeful and discouraging. In December, Mel B teased the possibility: "It is our 20th anniversary this year, and it would be rude not to celebrate, so hopefully something will be happening pretty soon," she said on Alan Carr's Chatty Man New Year's Eve Specstacular. 

But Victoria Beckham (Posh Spice) shot down reports the following month, with her rep telling TMZ that the singer "has been very respectful about the fabulous time they had together in the past, however her focus is now very much her family and fashion business." Another complication is that Mel C (Sporty Spice) reportedly won't agree to a reunion without a commitment from all five members.

Of course, this update calls for another listen of "Wannabe," below: