Victoria Beckham: Spice Girls Reunite…for Bosch's 50th Birthday

  • By Noor Nanji
  • Cultural Correspondent

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image caption, Emma Bunton and Melanie C arrive at the party

All five members of the Spice Girls have reunited, perhaps not in the way you'd expect.

On Saturday night, Victoria Beckham, Melanie Brown, Emma Bunton, Keri Horner and Melanie Chisholm aka Bosh, Scary, Baby, Ginger and Sporty Spice came together to celebrate Victoria's 50th birthday in London.

The band members performed their 1997 classic, Stop.

Victoria's husband and former England captain, 48, wrote in his caption: “Come on.”

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image caption, David Beckham was seen carrying Victoria out of the party

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

The hashtag is associated with a song of the same name released by the Spice Girls during their 1990s heyday.

The party, which reportedly took place at Oswald's private members' club in Mayfair, featured celebrities such as Tom Cruise, Salma Hayek, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Gordon Ramsay.

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image caption, Eva Longoria added some LA glamor to the proceedings

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

Beckham and his three sons were all dressed in tuxedos. Victoria opted for a pale green ball gown, while Harper wore a cream floor-length dress.

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image caption, The Spice Girls – sans Bosch – last performed together in 2019

The band members did not appear to use a microphone during the birthday performance, but were seen singing along as they performed a stop dance together.

Spice Girls “superfan” and comedian Samuel Zernick “didn't stop laughing” after watching the video, telling BBC News: “Christmas came early.”

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image caption, The Spice Girls at their peak in the 90s

He continued: “It's been 30 years since they were made, and this tiny, little video made global headlines.”

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image caption, Tom Cruise signs autographs for fans as he leaves the party

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

“David, you are a great social media manager, thank you for giving people content,” wrote one.

“The moment the whole planet has been waiting for,” wrote another.

“I feel about these girls the same way my daughter feels about Taylor Swift,” said a third person.

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image caption, Mel B, also known as Scary Spice, wore a red dress to the party

Other fans pleaded with the band to go back on tour, with one asking: “Can you please tell us something about taking this to Glastonbury?”

The Spice Girls came together in 1994 after they answered an advertisement for candidates to form an all-female group.

After the release of their chart-topping debut single Wannabe in 1996, “Spice Mania” rocked the planet with their self-styled “girl power” mantra – a brand of female empowerment that made them a global pop culture phenomenon.

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image caption, Geri Halliwell, aka Ginger Spice, joins the fun at Posh's celebrations

In total, they had nine UK number one hits, including Say You'll Be There, 2 Become 1, Who Do You Think You Are, Spice Up 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 a performance at the London Olympics closing ceremony in 2012. The European tour took place in 2019, but without Victoria.

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