In case you somehow missed the memo, the iconic Spice Girls will be bringing Girl Power back to the UK this summer as they embark on a long-awaited reunion tour.
The upcoming run of stadium shows has broken records, with millions of fans desperately trying to get tickets to the Spice World Tour.
But according to Emma Bunton – aka Baby Spice – this latest reunion wouldn’t have happened at all if it hadn’t been for her and Mel B’s persuasive tactics, with Geri Horner and Mel C needing some convincing to get back on stage.
“I’ve always been very open about wanting to do more stuff with the girls, and Mel B’s always been like: ‘We’re gonna do this!'” Emma told The Sun’s Fabulous Magazine.
“We’ve been the ones who have been very willing to get this going and so we’ve maybe given them a little push.”
Thankfully the girls did come together again for this latest tour and, according to Emma, it’s a bit of a miracle that they managed to find the time to do so.
“It was very stop and start. It’s a big thing to commit to as mothers,” she explained. “You have to create, rehearse and tour, and as a mum it can be hard to find the time. It had to be right for everyone, and this was the right time.”
The last time all five Spice Girls performed together was during the London 2012 Olympics closing ceremony, but if the group have said it once they’ve said it a million times by this point: don’t expect to see Victoria Beckham perform on stage with the girls again any time soon.
“No,” Emma said when asked if Victoria would ever be rejoining the group. “She is so supportive, but I don’t think that will be happening.
“I’d say we feel very comfortable now, the four of us. We’ve definitely become the four of us and we’re very excited about that. I literally can’t wait.”
Emma, who released her new solo album My Happy Place this week, also revealed that she wouldn’t rule out having another child with her partner Jade Jones.
“Jade talks about it constantly. I’d love it, too,” she said. “The baby chapter is never closed with me so we’ll see.”
Emma recently had to deny that the tour wouldn’t be happening due to rumours that Mel B and Geri were embroiled in a feud after Mel claimed that she and Geri had once slept together.
“Of course it’s happening,” she said on The Jonathan Ross Show last night. “We are starting rehearsals on Monday!”