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‘Sporty Spice” Melanie Chisholm reveals why she rejected the Spice Girls reunion tour

Former pop star Mel C has written a heartfelt essay on why the Spice Girls reunion didn’t “feel right”

By Sinead Corcoran
Melanie Chisholm

Melanie Chisholm, also known as Sporty Spice, has opened up about why she said no to the Spice Girls reunion tour.

"Unfortunately something didn't feel quite right and I had to follow my gut," she said.

In an essay for fashion magazine Love, the 42-year-old explained why she doesn’t want to re-join three of her former girl group members Emma Bunton, Geri Halliwell and Melanie Brown, without Victoria Beckham.

"Truth be told, earlier this year after several face-to-face meetings with the girls I made the difficult decision not to be part of a proposed reunion with Emma, Geri and Melanie.

“Victoria had already bowed out understandably with the demands of her fashion label and her rather large family."

Melanie went on to explain that the pressure from fans to reform the band is “exhausting.”

"The fascination with the band never seems to go away. It's a blessing and a curse all at the same time. Daily I'm asked 'are the girls getting back together?' Then it's When? How? Why?," she confessed.

"When we reunited in 2007 the questions stopped momentarily. We had done it - the fans were happy and we were happy. But the minute that tour ended it started again."

Melanie has revealed that she is uninterested in a reunion tour, unless Victoria Beckham is also on board.

"For me the absolute pinnacle of my Spice existence was being watched by a billion people around the globe belting out Spice up Your Life on top of a black cab at the 2012 London Olympics. Anything less than the full line-up just didn't feel like we'd be doing justice to the band or the fans."

Scary, Ginger and Baby Spice (Melanie Brown, Geri Halliwell and Emma Bunton) continue to promote their interest in a tour, and recently have been posting social media updates of their hang outs.

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