“Spice,” the debut album of Britain’s Spice Girls, dropped in 1996, and Mel B confirmed three members of the band will reunite to celebrate the 20th anniversary.
The singer and “America’s Got Talent” judge appeared on “The Late Late Show with James Corden” on Thursday night, and the host asked her about a recent photo featuring Mel and fellow Spicies Emma Bunton and Geri Halliwell, and whether it indicated a reunion.
“Well, we are gonna do something. Us three. Like, we’re gonna perform and celebrate, you know, together,” Mel said.
Mel B attends the ‘America’s Got Talent’ Season 11 Live Show at Dolby Theatre on August 23, 2016 in Hollywood (Getty Images)
Her response elicited a round of applause from the audience and “Masters of Sex” star Michael Sheen, who joined Mel on “The Late Late Show” couch.
Mel also explained why Mel C and Victoria Beckham won’t be participating in the reunion.
“Victoria’s busy with her great fashion line, Mel C’s doing her own album, and so they gracefully said, you know, ‘You three, go ahead and do it.’ We’re girl power, we support each other, so us three went, ‘OK, well then. Let’s just us three do it,'” Mel B explained.
James then asked if they’d “never think of” replacing the two Spice Girls sitting this one out (as he and Michael both pointed at each other as possible substitutes).
“I don’t think we could ever replace Sporty or Posh, but I’d like to invite some people up on stage with us. Yeah, that would be fun,” she said.
The late night host went on to vocalize his suggestion that he and Michael could join.
“Or… what about Michael Sheen and James Corden?” he asked.
“Cocky Spice and Old Spice,” Michael quipped, prompting laughter from the singer.
Mel said she expects the Spice Girls performances to kick off in the UK.
“I think ’cause we’re a British band, we’re probably going to start in London and then work our way around and see wherever else wants to see it,” she said.
Watch the interview, below:
— Jolie Lash