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Mel C Vows To Never Take Part In Another Spice Girls Reunion

Welp, bad news for 90s kids - Mel C has revealed that she will never again take part in a Spice Girls reunion.

Yikes - and we thought that Victoria Beckham was the most reluctant member of the band.

It was announced over the summer that Mel B, Emma Bunton and Geri Horner are planning a concert and new material to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Spice Girls’ debut single ‘Wannabe’, with Mel C and Victoria being noticeably absent from the plans.

Whilst it was understood that Victoria refused to take part due to her serious career as a prestigious fashion designer now, Mel has now revealed that she believes the band’s 2012 reunion at the Olympics should have been the final one.

Writing for LOVE magazine, former Sporty Spice explained: “Truth be told, earlier this year after several face-to-face meetings with the girls I made the difficult decision not to be part of a proposed reunion with Emma, Geri and Melanie.

"Victoria had already bowed out understandably with the demands of her fashion label and her rather large family.

"The hardest part for me was letting people down, the girls, the fans, civilisation?! Unfortunately something didn’t feel quite right and I had to follow my gut.

"I’d love to play huge arenas across the World, sing our brilliantly bonkers pop songs and relive our former glory. It is of course a very lucrative opportunity too. But we were a five-piece band. Didn’t we reach a peak with the Olympics?

"There’s a lot to be said for bowing out on a high note.

"For me the absolute pinnacle of my Spice existence was being watched by a billion people around the globe belting out 'Spice up Your Life’ on top of a black cab at the 2012 London Olympics.

"Anything less than the full line-up just didn’t feel like we’d be doing justice to the band or the fans.

"The fascination with the band never seems to go away. It’s a blessing and a curse all at the same time. Daily I’m asked 'are the girls getting back together?’ Then it’s When? How? Why?

"When we reunited in 2007 the questions stopped momentarily. We had done it - the fans were happy and we were happy. But the minute that tour ended it started again.

"Look, I will be a Spice Girl until I die. But the continuous speculation on whether we will reform to celebrate 20 years of 'Wannabe’ has been particularly exhausting. Don’t get me wrong - I totally get it.

"But is it a new rule that bands have to reform? Why can’t we just be remembered for our incredible achievements in the nineties?”

And we have to admit, we can kind of see Mel’s point; as much as we’d love to keep reliving our childhood via the Spice Girls until we die, we have to give the singer kudos for being so open and doing what is right for her.

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