Spice Girls ‘set to reform in 2018’

The Spice Girls perform during the closing ceremony of the 2012 London Olympic Games in London August 12, 2012. — AFP picLONDON, Nov 13 — The Spice Girls will reunite for a TV special and compilation album next year, The Sun reported over the weekend.

It is understood that the five members of the iconic all-girl group — Geri Halliwell, Mel C, Mel B, Emma Bunton and Victoria Beckham — held a series of secret talks over the summer before reaching an agreement.

The participation of last holdout Beckham who scuppered the previous revival was key to the long-awaited reunion finally happening, the report added.

An insider was quoted as saying: “The five of them have been locked in secret talks since the summer, and finally they are all on-board for a 2018 reunion.

“As it stands, they will be working together on a series of projects, which will include an album and a TV special celebrating the Spice Girls.

“And getting Victoria to agree has been a coup for everyone involved, given she has always been the person holding back on a reunion.

The insider went on to say that “things were quite icy” between the five at the start of the year, but relations gradually thawed following Mel B’s bitter divorce and the birth of Halliwell’s son with Red Bull F1 boss, Christian Horner.

The source, however, cautioned that “plans are still in the early stages, and everything involving the girls tends to be complicated because they are so busy. It is not easy to get them all in the same place at the same time.”