Mel B has confirmed the Spice Girls are going on tour. The 44-year-old singer spoke out on Loose Women just hours before an official announcement was due to be made on Monday.
She said fans will get the chance to snap up tickets on Friday to see her, Geri Horner, Emma Bunton and Mel C perform live next year.
‘[We’ve known for] like five, six months now, it’s all, the wheels are in motion, tickets go on sale on Friday. Pressure is on now, hopefully you’re going to buy some tickets.’
Victoria Beckham has opted not to join the tour but Mel is still hopeful she’ll make an appearance on the tour at some point.
She said: ‘It’s just the four of us, but she might join us at some point. I hope so. I think it would be a shame if she didn’t.
‘I don’t know why [she said no]. She’s got a full on life with her commitments and the fashion line and her kids so she’s not committing just yet. I’m hoping it’ll change.’
Ruth brought up Mel’s Halloween outfit, in which she dressed as Victoria, in a thinly-veiled nod to the situation.
Wearing a mask of Victoria’s face and a little black dress, Mel brandished an axe which had, ‘No I am not going on tour,’ written on it.
A friend, dressed as Victoria’s footballer husband David, waved around a sign that read: ‘Please please please do it for the Spice fans!’
Mel said: ‘I think she found it a bit funny, and probably hated me at the same time. We have a love/hate relationship.’
The Wannabe hitmakers went on hiatus in 2000 and reunited in 2007, but their world tour was cut short and a number of proposed legs were axed.
‘I don’t think anyone knows that publicly but I don’t mind taking the blame, it was my fault so I was determined to get us back together and I’m still determined it will be five at one point.’
She added: ‘100% yeah for sure [the door is open for Victoria].’ Though the group will unveil UK tour dates in a few hours time, Mel admitted they are hoping to take the shows global.