Spice Girls’ last doomed tour from ‘sobbing’ Emma Bunton to bullied Mel C

The Spice Girls are dusting off their platform trainers for a stadium tour next year.

But behind the sequins Mel B, Mel C, Emma Bunton and Geri Horner may be harbouring some reservations about getting back in close quarters.

The band last went on tour in 2007 – performing in America and the UK before the tour was cut short in February 2008.

They cancelled gigs in Sydney, Beijing, Cape Town and Buenos Aires.

The girls blamed "family and personal commitments" for the sudden change of plan.

But it’s thought that even before the shows started there were problems – because of the girls’ separate egos.

During rehearsals in 2007, Emma Bunton was reportedly in tears because of her band mates’ apparent sense of self-importance.

And she was understandably exhausted after just giving birth to baby Beau.

Geri once stopped a video shoot so that she could meditate – causing tensions in the group.

Meanwhile, Victoria is said to have come with an entourage of bodyguards and assistants and was always on the phone to husband David.

But she also kept taking business calls and at one point she said: "I had to get that — it was Donatella (Versace)."

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Mel C didn’t even want to be there – but felt forced into joining the tour.

"They basically said if I didn’t want to do it then they were going to do it anyway," she said later.

"I didn’t want to be the person who stopped it being the complete five. I was scared that I would be the villain."

And with hindsight Mel B has revealed that she wanted out of the tour too.

"I wasn’t in a very good space with my marriage and I didn’t feel I could go on any more, living in this fake world," she said yesterday.

"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."

Victoria and Mel B have always had an uneasy realtionship.

It’s believed the two women had a big falling out during the Spice Girls’ last comeback tour in 2007.


Afterwards, it’s thought they didn’t speak for at least two years.

Then Victoria made it clear she didn’t want to perform with the girls again.

"I enjoy what I’m doing now so much more," she said at the time as she started to concentrate on fashion.

"Being in the Spice Girls was fantastic, but I was never going to be the best singer and it wasn’t my passion."

Mel B said yesterday: "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.

"She’s got a full-on life with her commitments and the fashion line and her kids, so she’s not committing just yet."

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