Spice Girls NOT Set For Reunion Or New Album, Despite Reports

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Spice Girls Reunion

By Michael Lewittes |

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The Spice Girls are not set for a reunion, new album, or TV special in 2018, despite a slew of inaccurate reports. Gossip Cop can exclusively correct this rumor that was widely picked up, yet not fact-checked by anyone except us. We’re told it’s “utter nonsense.”

According to NME, the Spice Girls have “agreed to a reunion in 2018 which will see them record both a new album and a one-off TV special.” The publication writes that the original five members of the Spice Girls (Mel B, Victoria Beckham, Emma Bunton, Mel C and Geri Halliwell) have been “taking part in secret talks about the group’s possible return since the summer, with a 2018 date now agreed for a reunion.” The outlet then quotes a so-called “source” who originally told The Sun, “The five of them have been locked in secret talks since the summer, and finally they are all on-board for a 2018 reunion.”

The same seemingly ill-informed “source” further notes, “As it stands, they will be working together on a series of projects, which will include an album and a TV special celebrating the Spice Girls.” “Getting Victoria to agree has been a coup for everyone involved, given she has always been the person holding back on a reunion,” adds the unnamed “source,” who was quoted by numerous outlets without even questioning whether the claim is true. So, when in 2018 will the reunion happen, and when will the new Spice Girls album be released?

Gossip Cop is exclusively told it’s not happening. A source close to the situation says the tabloid reports are “utter nonsense.” Meanwhile, Beckham’s rep assures us on the record, “Victoria has a lot of love and respect for the Spice Girls and the fun they had, but her future focus is fashion and family only.”

While it’s shocking that so many outlets published the false report without fact-checking, it should be no surprise that there won’t be a reunion. As Gossip Cop reported in March, Beckham told the “Today” show there wouldn’t be another Spice Girls reunion. At the time, the fashion designer and mother of four said on the morning show that after the women regrouped at the closing ceremony of the 2012 Olympics in London, “There won’t be a reunion because… that was so great and that was us celebrating everything that we’d achieved.” And while she maintained they’re all still close, Beckham expressed, “I think you need to know when it’s time to actually say, ‘That was great, we achieved a lot,’ and everybody moves on.”

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