Victoria Beckham was too Posh to party with her fellow Spice Girls at the Viva Forever musical premiere last week, and now it’s been revealed that she will not be joining her bandmates on their rumoured reunion album and tour.
Sources say Emma Bunton, Geri Halliwell, Mel C and Mel B are looking for a replacement for Victoria so they can work on a new album and tour. A source told the Daily Mail, “The girls are going it alone without Victoria. They are also keen to get back together and were trying to work out if they could do it as a four-piece.”
“But the Spice Girls as a foursome is not going to get them another record deal or sell out big venues. And the cherry on the cake would be if they replaced Victoria,” the source added.
The band is rumoured to be considering holding auditions for a replacement Spice Girl in an X Factor-style reality show, but are also considering replacing Victoria with a singer from another band – with Sugababe member Heidi Range named as a top contender.
“At the moment it’s all being done in a very cloak-and-dagger way and not through official channels,” says a source. The bandmembers have neither confirmed nor denied the rumours. Victoria’s spokesperson said, “Victoria respects all the girls and will always support them all personally and professionally.”