Emma Bunton has denied Spice Girls are set to reunite for a tour in 2016 – without Victoria Beckham.
Before the former Spice Girl’s statement, the Sun reported four of the five band members would be getting back together in 2016 for an international tour, to mark their 20th anniversary.
However, on her radio show, Emma Bunton insisted “nothing’s happening at the moment”.
“If anything happens and it’s concrete, and we decide on something, I will let you know,” she said on Heart FM.
Geri Halliwell, Melanie Brown, Melanie Chisholm and Emma Bunton were reported to be planning a reunion tour, 20 years after their first hit Wannabe in 1996.
However, tweets on August 7 suggested otherwise.
Mel C tweeted: “Woke up this morning wondering whether I need to start practising my backflips???!!!”
To which Emma Bunton replied: “Do I need to put my pigtails in?!?!?”
Last week, Mel B told Jimmy Fallon on The Tonight Show that “it’s about time” for the group to get back together.
Mel B followed up her comments on Today Show on August 4: “When you say it’s our 20th anniversary coming up, it does make you think, <<Oh, my gosh, it really has been that long>>.
“Hopefully, we’ll gather the troops around, and we’ll get to do something to celebrate it next year. It’s in my plan, I don’t know about anybody else’s.”
The Spice Girls – dubbed Ginger, Posh, Baby, Scary and Sporty – sold more than 75 million records and had nine number one singles, becoming a cultural phenomenon when they emerged on to the pop scene in the 1990s.
Their debut album, Spice, made them the fastest-selling British act since the Beatles.
Geri Halliwell left the group in 1998, amid rumors of a division among the five women. The remaining four continued to perform, but the group eventually split in 2001.
After much speculation they reformed for a 47-date tour in 2007. They performed together again at the closing ceremony of the London 2012 Olympics.
All five embarked on solo careers with mixed results, and have forged careers in TV and radio.
Mel B, a former UK X Factor judge, is currently a judge on America’s Got Talent, while Emma Bunton co-hosts Heart London’s daily breakfast show with Jamie Theakston.