Mel B joins the Spice Girls in tour rehearsals and ITโ€™S ALL STARTING TO FEEL REAL

There's less than one month to go

Spice Girls in Spice World 2019 tour rehearsals

by Carl Smith |
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Anyone else feel like they've literally been teleported back to the '90s? With less than one month to go until the Spice Girls kick off their Spice World 2019 stadium tour Emma Bunton, Geri Horner and Melanie C have been teasing fans with sneaky behind-the-scenes bits from rehearsals.

And now - after Mel B revealed she'd been getting ready for the shows over in LA - she's finally joined the rest of the band in London as the girls release some fancy new graphics and website, 4K music videos and show off what we're really hoping is Spice World 2019 merch ๐Ÿ˜.

Agh, it's all starting to feel so REAL.

Telling fans that the four-piece have finally reunited now Mel B's back from the US, Emma uploaded a video to Instagram with the caption 'Look who's here!!!! ๐Ÿ‘€ #spiceworld #newenergy โค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธ' [sic].

And, obviously, Spice World went into meltdown over the news. 'Friendship never ends ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•' [sic] commented one fan, with another saying 'Spice up your life !!! ๐Ÿ˜˜ Canโ€™t wait xx' [sic].

Meanwhile, everyone's hoping the girls' Baby, Scary, Sporty and Ginger t-shirts they've been spotted rehearsing in are available to buy at the shows.

When Emma uploaded a pic of her dancers with the caption 'My gorgeous Baby team! โœŒ๐Ÿผ' one fan begged 'I want that t-shirt so baaaad!' [sic]. Another commented 'OmG! So excited! Canโ€™t bloody wait! I am literally going to buy all the merchandise! Xx' [sic].

We're sure Drake will be first in line at the merch stand, girls ๐Ÿ‘€๐Ÿ˜‚.

The girls have also just added to their fancy new collection of 4K music videos, adding high quality versions of Say You'll Be There and Holler to their official YouTube channel.

WATCH: Say You'll be there in snazzy 4K

WATCH: Holler looking fresh af

BELOW: 14 SHOCKING facts you never knew about the Spice Girls


14 shocking facts you NEVER knew about the Spice Girls

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1. They were originally called Touch

When the girls first got together, they were called Touch. It wasn't until Geri thought to change their name to Spice that the band eventually agreed on Spice Girls.

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2. Geri MISSED the original audition

After getting sunburnt on a ski trip to Spain, she thought better than to turn up to the auditions with a red face. Thankfully then-manager Robert 'Bob' Herbert gave her a second chance when she called after the original search.

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3. Emma wasn't in the original line-up

Baby Spice was last to join the group after original member Michelle Stephenson quit the band in 1994. Victoria went on to claim Michelle 'just couldn't be arsed' to put in the same work as the rest of the girls.

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4. They're Simon Cowell's 'biggest regret'

Speaking to Jay Leno in 2013, Simon said: "Spice Girls is probably my biggest mistake," before explaining "I offered them a deal, but they didn't want to sign to me, so that kind of hurt at the time."Victoria doesn't agree with Simon's account, though. Claiming he passed up on their offer on Idol in 2009, she said: "He is the only man in the music industry who turned down the Spice Girls โ€“ and said we would never work. I like that fact."

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5. They didn't come up with their own nicknames

That was the idea of former Top of the Pops Magazine editor Peter Lorraine back in 1996. It just stuck.

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6. Wannabe almost wasn't their debut single

The girls have explained they had to fight for the pop classic to be their first single, while the record label reportedly wanted Love Thing. IMAGINE.

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7. The Wannabe video was BANNED in some parts of Asia

This was due to Mel B's erect nipples.

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8. Geri's Union Jack dress made a FORTUNE

The infamous dress Ginger wore to perform Wannabe/Who Do You Think You Are? at the 1997 BRIT Awards was sold at auction in 1998 for $68,000 (ยฃ41,320) at a Hard Rock Cafe auction. It's since been spotted on display at a casino in the US.

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9. Speaking of the Union Jack dress...

It was actually made of a 'boring' black Gucci dress - the outfit Geri was originally supposed to wear - and a Union Jack tea towel.Explaining how the look came about, Ginger's former stylist Emma Poole told The Telegraph: "Two nights before, Geri said, 'You know what, Emma? I'm not really comfortable with the dress I'm wearing, I've got a much better idea. I'm going around to my sister's, she's got these great Union Jack tea-towels. I'm going to make a dress.'"

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10. Geri WROTE Goodbye

Sort of. Although the girls' third Christmas number 1 is thought to be written about Geri's departure, she was actually involved in the early stages of the track when it was intended to be included on the Spiceworld album. Mel C explains in the girls' autobiography Forever Spice: "Goodbye was originally about a relationship ending, but now it's about Geri and it's really sad."Ginger isn't credited as a writer for the released version of the track.

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11. They were Nelson Mandela's 'heroes'

His words!

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12. Victoria's the only member WITHOUT a solo number 1

Out of Your Mind - her collaboration with True Steppers and Dane Bowers - was pipped to the post by Spiller's Groovejet (If This Ain't Love) back in August 2000. Oh, how we miss those big chart battles.

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13. The Viva Forever video is DEEP

As the girls were too busy touring to film a video for Viva Forever - their last single featuring Geri - they turned to Aardman Animations for the treatment.In an interview with Crack magazine, director Steve Box explained that the video's about loss of youth. He said: "It's like the sadness of the song is leaving your childhood behind. "Pop music is all about sex and love, so becoming interested in that, you suddenly put the toys away, you start to grow up in a different way."

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14. And the Spice Up Your Life video's pretty dark

An unreleased alternative ending to the video shows an erotic dancer in front of a 'SEXXXY SPICE GIRLS' sign, somebody seemingly choking and what appears to be a stack of dead bodies. YouTube it. It's SO WEIRD.

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