Victoria Beckham still in the dosh despite her Spice Girls snub
DEFIANT Victoria Beckham spent yesterday plugging her winter wardrobe after abandoning the Spice Girls’ comeback tour.
Posh ensured it would only be Viva Four-ever as she quit the band, before the girls revealed their return in a faux news bulletin.
It came as the ’90s icons announced they will play Wembley Stadium next June, along with shows at Manchester’s Etihad Stadium, Sunderland’s Stadium Of Light and Edinburgh’s BT Murrayfield Stadium.
After Scary Spice Mel B slammed Victoria at Halloween for refusing to take part in the tour, Posh said goodbye and waved them on their merry way.
In a statement, the 44-year-old said: ‘Being in the Spice Girls was a hugely important part of my life and I wish my girls so much love and fun as they go back on tour. I know they will put on an amazing show and the fantastic fans, past and present, are going to have a wonderful time.’
It left Scary, 43, fearing the quartet may struggle to flog tickets when they go on sale on Saturday.
She said: ‘A few of us were like “Is it gonna sell?” I’ve got an inflated ego and was like, “Of course, it’s gonna sell”.’ Despite Victoria’s snub, Scary isn’t taking no for an answer.
She told ITV’s Loose Women panel yesterday: ‘It’s just the four of us but she might join at some point. I hope so. It would be a shame if she didn’t.’
According to reports, it’s a win-win for Victoria. The tour could land her a windfall as she is said to own an equal share in the Spice Girls brand, which includes image and music rights.
Meanwhile, Boyzone frontman Ronan Keating warned the other Spices — Scary, Ginger, Baby and Sporty — they could struggle without the mum-of-four. ‘Victoria’s a huge name now on her own. She doesn’t need it. But we need Victoria to be in the Spice Girls because, when you go to see them, you want to see them all,’ the 41-year-old said on his Magic Breakfast radio show.
Victoria previously admitted rumours got ‘out of control’ when she met her bandmates at manager Simon Fuller’s London home earlier this year.
Posh, who is worth £100million, said: ‘I had a lunch with the Spice Girls a few months ago to see how everybody was. Things spiralled out of control.
‘I had my lawyer trying to beat down stories that were ludicrous. It was a reminder of how awful that was. I work really, really hard and I’m really proud of what I’ve done.’
Author: Andrei Harmsworth