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Victoria Beckham: The Spice Girls reunite… on Bush's 50th birthday

Victoria Beckham: The Spice Girls reunite… on Bush's 50th birthday

  • Written by Noor Nanji
  • Culture correspondent

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Comment on the photo, Emma Bunton and Melanie C arrive at the party

All five members of the Spice Girls have reunited, but maybe not in the way you expected.

On Saturday night, Victoria Beckham, Melanie Brown, Emma Bunton, Geri Horner and Melanie Chisholm, known as Posh, Spooky, Baby, Ginger and Sporty Spice, gathered to celebrate Victoria's 50th birthday in London.

The band members celebrated like it was 1997, performing their classic song, Stop.

“I mean come on,” Victoria's husband and former England captain, 48, wrote in his caption.

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Comment on the photo, David Beckham was seen carrying Victoria out of the party

Victoria responded in the comments, saying: “Best night ever! Happy birthday to me! Love you all so much! #SpiceUpYourLife.”

The hashtag is linked to a song of the same name, released by the Spice Girls during the heyday of the 1990s.

The party, which was reportedly held at Oswald's private members' club in Mayfair, saw celebrity appearances from the likes of Tom Cruise, Salma Hayek, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Gordon Ramsay.

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Comment on the photo, Eva Longoria added some L.A. charm to the proceedings

“I can't wait to celebrate with my family and friends! Love you all so much,” the fashion designer wrote.

Recently, pictures of Victoria wearing crutches spread, although she was not using them in the pictures she shared on social media.

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Comment on the photo, The Spice Girls – sans Posh – last performed together in 2019

The band members did not appear to be using microphones during the Christmas performance, but they were seen singing while performing a Stop dance routine together.

Spice Girls fan and comedian Samuel Zernig told BBC News that he “couldn't stop smiling” after watching the video, adding: “Christmas came early.”

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Comment on the photo, The Spice Girls at the height of the 90s

He continued: “It's really great to see that 30 years have passed since its founding, and this tiny little video has made international headlines.”

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Comment on the photo, Tom Cruise signed autographs for fans on his way out of the party

Fans on social media were thrilled to see the five Spice Girls back together for the first time in years, with many commenting on Beckham's post.

One wrote: “David, you are the best social media manager, thank you for providing content to people.”

Another wrote: “The moment the entire planet has been waiting for.”

A third person said: “What my daughter feels about Taylor Swift is how I feel about these girls.”

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Comment on the photo, Mel B, also known as Scary Spice, wore a red dress to the party

Bookmaker Coral has now downgraded the odds on the Spice Girls officially reuniting in 2024 – and performing Glastonbury and a new album in 2025 – following their Christmas concert performance.

The Spice Girls came together in 1994, after they responded to an ad for candidates to form an all-girl group.

Following the release of their chart-topping debut single Wannabe in 1996, 'Spice mania' took the planet by storm, with their slogan dubbed 'Girl Power' – a brand of female empowerment that made them a global pop culture phenomenon.

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Comment on the photo, Geri Halliwell, also known as Ginger Spice, joined in on the fun at the Bush celebrations

In total, they scored nine number one hits in the UK, which also included “Say You'll Be There”, “2 Become 1”, “Who Do You Think You Are”, “Spice Your Life” and “Viva Forever”.

Geri Halliwell left the Spice Girls in 1998 and the group finally broke up in 2001. But they reunited for tours in 2007 and performed at the closing ceremony of the London Olympics in 2012. A European tour took place in 2019, but without Victoria.