Spice Girls reveal regret at missing Diamond Jubilee Concert
Spice Girls singers Melanie C, Melanie B and Emma Bunton have revealed their regret at missing the chance to reform for the Diamond Jubilee Concert.
Last year rumours abounded that the girl group were set to reunite for the Jubilee concert, four years after the Spice Girls last performed together during their reunion tour.
Ultimately the comeback failed to materialise, with Mel C saying in February: ‘It’s such an incredible opportunity and what a wonderful thing to be able to do, the concert looks like it’s going to be out of this world. But unfortunately we don’t plan to perform or reform, so I’m sorry to disappoint anybody.’
At the time reports suggested Victoria Beckham was against the reunion and now it appears members of the group are gutted to have missed out, with Mel C, Mel B and Emma Bunton all taking to Twitter yesterday during the Diamond Jubilee Concert.
Melanie Brown admitted she was ‘sad’ the Spice Girls weren’t involved, writing: ‘makes me sooo sad spice girls wasn’t part of the queens jubilee,break my heart big time,i was so up for it,watched some of it on tv,amazing!’
Melanie Chisholm seemed rather annoyed not to be part of the concert, adding: ‘Bit miffed I’m not down at Buckingham Palace x’
She later joked with All Saints singer Nicole Appleton that the two groups could have formed a supergroup, after Nicole wrote: ‘ok the spice girls should have rocked this show!!’
Emma Bunton declined to offer her own thoughts on her former band’s absence from proceedings, instead re-tweeting a message from TV presenter Angellica Bell.
Bell wrote: ‘I worship the Spice Girls – why aren’t they performing? @EmmaBunton wish you were on stage! #gutted.’
With at least three of the girls keen for a reunion thoughts have turned to the Olympics opening and closing ceremonies this summer, although this too seems doubtful.
Mel C suggested in February that there would be no more comebacks for the band, saying: ‘We have to respect each other’s wishes. We reformed in 2007 [for a tour] and we had an amazing time, the show was incredible. That kind of feels like our final farewell.’
More pictures from the Diamond Jubilee Concert