The Noughties girl group responsible for hit tracks including 'Wannabe', 'Spice Up Your Life' and 'Viva Forever', served as a benchmark for British bands that followed (think 'Sugababes', 'Girls Aloud', 'The Saturdays', 'Little Mix' et al). Having formed in 1994, the Spice Girls, whose first single ('Wannabe') was released in 1996 and went straight to number one, disrupted the British pop scene and accumulated legions of fans as a result.
As one of the earliest girl groups to rise to super stardom status, they used their fame to champion 'girl power', taking a stand against sexism.
Their fashion moments are legendary, too (who can forget Geri Halliwell donning a Union Jack dress for a 1997 Brit Awards performance, after deeming the black minidress she'd been given 'too boring'?)
Here's everything you need to know about the apparent Spice Girls docuseries:
Will all the original Spice Girls members feature in the Spice Girls docuseries?
According to The Sun, Beckham, Mel B, Melanie C, Bunton and Horner will all star.
Who is making the Spice Girls documentary?
Reportedly it will be made by the team responsible for Netflix's The Last Dance, a hit series about the basketball legend Michael Jordan.
Mel B previously opened up about the series on Australian TV show The Project, saying: 'The director and the whole concept of how that [The Last Dance] was shot and filmed is really, really, really good.
'So we’ll be doing our own version with them.'
What will the Spice Girls docuseries be about?
It's believed that she documentary series will document behind-the-scenes anecdotes and spotlight the Spice Girls' rise to super stardom.
Teasing what fans can expect from the docuseries during an appearance on The Project, Mel B said: 'The rap in the 'Wannabe' video, I actually wrote on the toilet while the other girls were doing the vocals.'
She added: 'My kids go, "Mummy, your music has come full circle", and I’m thinking, "Ooh they’re going to compliment me". Then I get told, "It’s come full circle because now you’re just vintage". Old but good.'
What have the Spice Girls band members been up to recently?
Rumours have been circulating that two Spice Girls will feature on season four of the The Masked Singer Australia, joining Mel B, who signed up for the show as a judge, alongside Abbie Chatfield, Chrissie Swan and Dave Hughes.
Victoria Beckham returned to her Spice Girls roots on Saturday 23 July 2022 when she performing a karaoke session during a family holiday in France. The mum-of-four was filmed belting out the 1997 tune 'Stop' from their 1997 album Spiceworld.
David captioned the footage: 'Karaoke night with the one & only Posh Spice [sic].'
The Spice Girls previously reunited for a tour in 2019 without Victoria.
And to mark Horner's 50th birthday, the Spice Girls are reportedly set to perform as a five-piece girl band for the first time since the closing ceremony of the London Olympics in 2012.
A source told The Sun: 'It’s going to be an amazing night. It’s a seated, black tie do and the theme is Timeless Elegance.
'Loads of Geri and her husband Christian’s celeb pals will be there and, excitingly, Geri is inviting all the Spice Girls — including Victoria.
'It’s being held in a Grade II listed manor in Oxfordshire which, conveniently, is just a stone's throw from David and Victoria’s Cotswolds manor.
'The girls can’t wait to reunite and the plan is for all five of them to sing Happy Birthday and get up on stage to join Geri for a number — possibly Wannabe.
'One of the girls turning 50 is a massive deal — they all want to mark the occasion in style, and reuniting after a decade seems the perfect time.'
Appearing on The Ellen DeGeneres Show in 2021, Melanie C spoke about her hopes for a Spice Girls reunion.
'I really hope so. We're talking about it. We are talking about it constantly. It was always the plan,' she said.
'We did these amazing stadium shows two years ago. It was the best thing we've ever done. The creative was so incredible. We had the best time.'
While Victoria was absent from the Spice Girls tour in 2019, which saw them play at 13 stadiums across the UK, all five performed in a host of arena shows in 2007.
What are some of the most iconic Spice Girls moments?
The girl group, who formed in 1994 and went on to sell no less than 85 million records worldwide, famously performed at the 1997 Brit Awards.
Horner's Union Jack dress was, for various reasons, particularly noteworthy. The singer wore it after deeming the dress she had been given to wear 'too boring'. She made her sister stitch the Union Jack tea towel to the front of the dress and a peace symbol at the back so she could 'celebrate being British'.
It was auctioned off a year later, making over £41,000 and being selected by Las Vegas' Hard Rock Café, with proceeds going to a children's cancer charity.
In addition, Nelson Mandela notably dubbed the Nineties pop group his 'heroes' during their trip to South Africa.
'You know, these are my heroes,' he gushed.
‘I don’t want to be emotional but it’s one of the greatest moments of my life.’
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