Mel C has confirmed her decision, and it’s final
As Mel B remains hopeful about a proper Spice Girls reunion, former bandmate Mel C is positive that she won’t be returning to the group for their 20th anniversary reunion next year. In fact, the 42-year-old singer says she won’t do it even to please her daughter, who is reportedly a big fan of the group.
Although seven-year-old Scarlet has never seen the Spice Girls perform together, the star is still sticking to her decision.
She said during an interview with This Morning: “[Scarlet] does like my music, thank goodness! I’d say she’s my harshest critic but she’s my biggest fan. And she loves the Spice Girls.”
When asked whether her daughter wanted to see her perform, Mel added: “It’s a tricky one because … I’d love for her to see me on stage with the girls, but no, she’s been quite grown up about it really. She lives everything with me and I feel that she understands.”
Mel – formerly known as Sporty Spice – refused to join to focus solely on her solo album while Victoria Beckham concentrates on her fashion label. That leaves the group only with three members.
But host Holly Willoughby felt the need to try and convince her, adding: “Please do it on behalf of girls everywhere!”
Mel replied with: “I know there are people that want to see it. But there were various reasons … but the one thing that I couldn’t get away from was that, we did reunite as a five piece [for the Olympics] and it was so incredible, and for me we are like a jigsaw puzzle and if there’s a piece missing it’s not complete. We’re not a band of interchangeable parts. So for me, it didn’t feel right.”