Earlier this month we saw all of the Spice Girls together again at the world premiere of the new musical Viva Forever! in London, England which is based on the music of the Spices. This coming Xmas eve, folks in the UK will get to watch an ITV special titled Spice Girls Story: Viva Forever which features candid interviews with all 5 of the Spice Girls telling their individual stories of their rise to fame. Click below to learn more about this special and check out the TV comercial for this very special program.
She may now be married to one of the world’s hottest men with four beautiful children. But it would seem Victoria Beckham wasn’t always so lucky in love, with the 38-year-old star admitting ‘no-one’ wanted to date her during the early days of the Spice Girls. Opening up on the hey-day period of the chart-topping band, the fashion designer attributed the group’s success to the fact that ‘everybody’ could relate to either her, Geri Halliwell, Melanie Brown, Emma Bunton or Melanie Chisholm. Speaking as part of forthcoming ITV special Spice Girls’ Story: Viva Forever, which is broadcast on Christmas Eve, Victoria said: ‘There was a stage where someone wrote once how every woman wanted to be one of us and every man wanted to date one of us. Not that anyone wanted to date me. I think everyone wanted to sort of like just brush my hair. But everybody could relate to one of us. That’s why it was so successful. The singer also opened up on her Posh Spice moniker, explaining she was given the tag because of her penchant for the finer things in life – something which has stayed with her throughout her career in the showbiz industry. Victoria added: ‘I was called Posh because I liked the nice restaurants, and the nice clothes, and that was my character. I didn’t smile, even in those days. There was this, there was this very strong image, very, very strong image. ‘And I am very much that person, even now. Even now. I get ready to go out sometimes and I catch myself in the mirror and I’m like, “Oh my God, I’ve turned into that person”.’ Known for her pout still to this day, the mother-of-four – who has built up a successful fashion empire since the group disbanded – insisted she is a far cry from the miserable persona she is often tagged with. She explained: ‘The things we used to get up to. We had a lot of fun. Even me! It turns out…Can be quite a laugh.’ Meanwhile, Emma Bunton opened up on her emotions during the period when Geri famously walked out on the band in 1998 at the height of their success. She said: ‘I found that whole process very difficult because it was more like, “Oh my god she’s walked out on a friendship”. That’s the only way I saw it. I didn’t see it as – she’s walked out on a career. I just saw it as my friend has kind of gone and that was very difficult.’ But Mel C admitted the band nearly split up several times before then, with both Geri and Mel B quitting ‘a few times’.
She said: ‘She’d (Geri) left before but not publicly. I mean, I think a few of them had left, well, Melanie and Geri left a few times. I nearly got kicked out once as well, but that’s another story. So yeah, I mean, it was difficult and you know, I think Geri would say these things herself. But you know she was having some personal issues and it’s no secret that her and Melanie had a very fiery relationship in the past. They, they are the closest of all of the band. You know, they’re absolutely in each other’s pockets or they can fight like cat and dog’ … During their four years in the charts, they enjoyed nine No.1 singles and two No.1 albums in the UK, including one No.1 single and album in the U.S.
Spice Girls’ Story: Viva Forever! is on Monday December 24 on ITV1 at 8.30pm.
This looks fantastic! I really hope that we folks on this side of the ocean get to watch this special in full. I’m kinda loving this Spice Girls resurgence and I really do hope the girls get it together and hit the road, so long as they DON’T try to replace Victoria Beckham. I would LOVE to hear some new Spice Girls music, wouldn’t you?