The Spice Girls are back together, sans Victoria Beckham, but that might be because the group never actually asked her if she wanted to join the reunion.
When Melanie Chisholm, Melanie Brown, Geri Horner and Emma Bunton announced they were reforming the Spice Girls, everyone just assumed Posh Spice had turned down the gig, but that isn’t quite how it happened.
In an interview for “The Jonathan Ross Show”, which will air Saturday night in the U.K., the four returning band members admit that they never actually asked Beckham to take part because they just presumed she wasn’t interested.
“Do you know what is actually quite funny?” Chisholm says, according to The Mirror. “I saw Victoria recently and obviously we’ve all been in contact… She really supports us and we really support her, but she did raise the point that she was never actually asked. We just presumed.”
Horner adds that they’ve known for years that Beckham has no interest in a Spice Girls comeback, so the presumption wasn’t based on nothing.
“I spoke to her… before the announcement and she has said it for years that she just doesn’t want to do it anymore, so we knew that.”
Bunton, however, does say they asked Posh if she wanted to be involved, and agrees with Horner that the “door is open.”
“She just didn’t want to do it,” Horner continues. “She was busy with her fashion and she has moved on… We support her and she has been a huge part of our lives and we care about her so it’s all good… You don’t want to make somebody do something they don’t want to do.”
Horner also touches on whether the group plans to record new music. “I think it’s got to be an organic process… We think first things first, get out there and sing the hits. People want to hear that and if something else happened, that’s great.”