Mel C reveals why she wants no part of Spice Girls reunion

Carla Harmon
August 30, 2016

"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 glove belting out Spice Up Your Life on top of a black cab at the 2010 London Olympics.

The 44-year-old singer - better known as Ginger Spice - shocked fans around the world when she chose to leave the band midway through their "Spiceworld" European tour but claims she felt she had no choice because she could no longer communicate with her bandmates Mel B, Emma Bunton, Victoria Beckham and Mel C.

Mel, who admits that her solo projects will never reach the success of the Spice Girls, added that she will still of course always love the girls and support them. Victoria had already bowed out understandably with the demands of her fashion label and her rather large family.

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Mel C was better known as Sporty Spice

"The hardest part for me was letting people down, the girls, the fans, civilisation?!"

She said Victoria "wishes us the best", but wasn't keen on the idea, and added: "When I was at David's birthday, we had a chat about it".

She explained: "The fascination with the band never seems to go away".

"It was like, 'You're getting on my nerves and I don't know how to talk this through, so I'm out of here.' It was quite immature, looking back".

"When we reunited in 2007 the questions stopped momentarily". It's something we want to do and it would be nice to celebrate and give thanks to all the fans.

Though despite her hectic TV career, Mel is now focusing on a return to music to help celebrate the Spice Girls 20th anniversary. But the minute that tour ended it started again.

He told ITV's Good Morning Britain: "We wrote a brilliant song and the energy was exactly like it was 20 years ago, just as enthusiastic, just as much to say, just as much to celebrate". Don't get me wrong - I totally get it.

In an essay for LOVE magazine, the 42-year-old admits she would love to relive the band's former glory and also acknowledges it would be a big earner for her. "Why can't we just be remembered for our incredible achievements in the Nineties?" she wrote.

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