Spice Girls set to reunite without Victoria Beckham

The Spice Girls are likely to reform this year as a four piece, without Victoria Beckham, according to reports.

2016 marks two decades since The Spice Girls breakthrough hit single Wannabe, which was released in July 1996, leading to rumours that the girl-group will reunite for live dates to mark the anniversary.

Following reports that Victoria Beckham is “too busy” for a reunion, Geri Halliwell (née Horner) has confirmed that the comeback will just be “the four of us”, as reported by BBC Newsbeat.

The singer – known to millions as Ginger Spice – added that there’s nothing “definite or concrete” but “when it’s definite we’ll announce it together”.

Spice Girls – also consisting of Emma Bunton, Mel B and Mel C – originally reformed for a tour in 2007.

Beckham appeared alongside her bandmates in 2012 at the London Olympics closing ceremony, performing a medley of their biggest hits. That performance seems likely to have been Beckham’s last.

“Sometimes you’ve got to know when it’s time to leave the party,” Beckham told Vanity Fair last year.

“Doing the Olympics was an incredible honour. I was so proud to do it. That was a perfect time to say, ‘That’s great. Thank you to everybody, but no more.'”