Mel B. hopes the Spice Girls will reunite again next year. The America's Got Talent judge is eager to perform with her former band mates, Victoria Beckham, Geri Halliwell, Emma Bunton and Mel C. again but hinted they may be so keen on the idea.
The 38-year-old star told The Ellen DeGeneres Show on Friday, "I'd love to do it. I'm going to make it happen one day. I'm hoping in the next year or two, when everyone's cleared their diary a little bit. I'm hoping. They're going to kill me for this. I'm saying it but I have to go and ask them all. I'm in so much trouble."
Mel B is set to record a duet with her former Spice Girls bandmate Geri Halliwell.
The 38-year-old singer - who formed one fifth of the chart-topping girl band along with Geri, Victoria Beckham, Emma Bunton and Mel C - is back in the recording studio to work on new music and is hoping her close pal will join her on a track.
"I'm definitely doing new music before the end of this year because I've just recorded three hot, hot singles. I'm having dinner with Geri so we will be talking about a collaboration," she said.
Mel enjoyed moderate solo success away from the 'Wannabe' hitmakers, including number one single "I Want You Back" featuring Missy Elliot, but she has largely focused on reality TV judging roles since the band's split in 2000, most recently working on the Australian version of The X Factor and America's Got Talent.
The Spice Girls are better friends now than they've "ever been."
Mel C insists her bandmates Mel B, Victoria Beckham, Geri Halliwell and Emma Bunton - who reunited earlier this year to perform at the Olympic Games closing ceremony - are closer than ever before thanks to them becoming "more chilled out" after having kids:
"We're better friends now than we've ever been. We've all grown up, become mums and are more chilled out. We're really grateful for each other because if it weren't for all five of us then we wouldn't have the great lives we have now."
The 38-year-old singer admits it has been a "great year" for the "Wannabe" hitmakers after they got back together for their London 2012 performance, but the brunette star isn't sure whether the girl group will ever play together again. "Yes, and this has been such a great year for us because of our performance at the Olympic closing ceremony. We were reminiscing so much over the old times. I think all of the girls are happy with the direction their careers have taken. I don't know whether we would perform together again," she said when asked about the girls.
Mel C has hinted the Spice Girls could perform together again.
The five girls - Mel, Geri Halliwell, Victoria Beckham, Mel B and Emma Bunton - reunited to appear at the London 2012 Olympics closing ceremony and although it was perceived to be a one-off, the 38-year-old singer isn't so sure.
"It was amazing. We always think, 'That's it, we'll never do anything together again.' But 'never say never' is one of our mottos!" she said.
Mel is still shocked that people are still interested in the group 16 years after they released their debut single "Wannabe." She mused, "People are still intrigued by us but, at the end of the day, we're just five normal girls - even Victoria!"
Mel - who has just released her sixth solo album Stages - loves seeing the girls and she considers the other four members her best friends: "I love them dearly. We're older now and have a lot more respect for each other. We're also appreciative of each other because we know that, without one another, we wouldn't be where we are today."
Mel B wants the Spice Girls to tour together again.
The 90s girl band - made up of Mel, Victoria Beckham, Geri Halliwell, Emma Bunton and Mel C - performed at the Closing Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympics on Sunday night and now "Scary Spice" is keen for them to go on the road again: "We're always talking about getting together. We always have cups of tea and dinners together. We're all friends at the end of the day."
Mel loved being with the girls again and enjoyed spending some quality time together as they rehearsed at the Olympic Stadium in Stratford, east London. "It was lovely. Those four girls mean everything to me. We had such an amazing time. We were hanging out in the dressing room all day because we had to get there at 10am on Sunday morning. We had a great time ... we were just hanging out, playing music and gossiping with each other. It was a lovely, proper girlie time," she told The Daily Mirror.
Mel wouldn't reveal many details about a possible future reunion but said it was on their agenda. "We haven't had any actual conversations except raving about the Olympics so far, but yeah ... we'll see," she said.
Geri Halliwell thinks Victoria Beckham has "lost" the spirit of the Spice Girls.
The group - made up of Victoria, Geri, Mel B, Emma Bunton and Mel C - are all expected to be on stage for the closing ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games in August, but a close friend of Geri has claimed she does not believe her and Victoria will remain in touch after the event. "After the Olympics I can't even imagine even talking to her again, let alone being on a stage with her. Mel B was right; she has lost the spirit of the band," a source said.
Mel C thinks the "Spice babies" would make a Spice Girls reunion difficult.
The 37-year-old singer - who was joined in the band by Victoria Beckham, Mel B, Geri Halliwell and Emma Bunton - admitted while she would love the five-piece to get together for a reunion tour there are "babies everywhere," which could make it "difficult."
Mel B says the Spice Girls are planning an “exciting” reunion.
The 34-year-old singer has revealed the girl group - also consisting of Emma Bunton, Victoria Beckham, Mel C and Geri Halliwell - are ecstatic to be working on the comeback project.
“We are definitely going to be doing something together again soon. We’re actually working on it right now. I don’t want to say too much because I don’t want to spoil the surprise, but it’s really, really exciting. I can’t wait to be singing with the girls again!” she told BANG Showbiz. However, Scary Spice has refused to give extra further details of their reunion.
The pop star - who appeared on the fifth season of Dancing with the Stars - added: “I really don’t want to say too much just yet.”
The Spice Girls are to planning to perform a concert in South Africa.
The group sparked rumors of a reunion last week when four former members - Mel B, Mel C, Geri Halliwell and Emma Bunton - had dinner together in London and it has now emerged they were discussing plans for a special show to launch the World Cup soccer tournament next year.
Mel B and her husband Stephen Belafonte have brokered the deal and are keen to press ahead with the plan - even though Victoria Beckham doesn’t want to take part.
“Mel is determined to get the girls back together for the World Cup and wants them to plough ahead as a foursome if Victoria doesn’t want to take part,” a source told Britain’s The Sun newspaper. “She has got the others excited by the idea of a one-off appearance. They are very interested.”
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