Spice Girls to reform
13:30 16 January 2006
The Spice Girls are secretly planning to reunite for a world tour, it has been claimed.
Victoria Beckham, Geri Halliwell, Mel B, Mel C and Emma Bunton - who split in 2001, three years after Geri left the band in 1998 - plan to tour at the end of this year.
The girls - formerly known as Posh, Ginger, Scary, Sporty and Baby - have been organising rehearsal dates and hope to release a new single to coincide with the concerts.
The five singers have reportedly been motivated to reform after the massive interest in the forthcoming comeback tour by '90s boy band Take That.
A source told Britain's News of the World newspaper: "Everyone is working very hard to make it the comeback tour.
"They've been taken by surprise by Take That selling out all their venues, so are going one better with a bigger tour.
"The original plan was just one gig but everybody got more and more excited and the project grew and grew. There is now talk of Japan, Europe and the US but the dates are yet to be finalised."
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