Spice Girls explain why they didn’t invite Victoria Beckham on tour

In a new interview, the group said they “presumed” Beckham wouldn’t be interested in hitting the road.

November 09, 2018

Earlier this week, the Spice Girls announced that they would be embarking on a 2019 reunion tour without Victoria Beckham. At the time of the announcement, the details were unclear as to why Beckham wouldn't be joining the group on the road. But in a new interview, members Geri Halliwell, Emma Bunton, Melanie Brown and Melanie Chisholm ― aka Ginger, Baby, Scary, and Sporty Spice ― revealed that they technically didn't ask her.

The four bandmates addressed Posh Spice's absence on yesterday's episode of British talk show The Jonathan Ross Show. Chisholm told Ross that they all "presumed" that Beckham wouldn't be interested in heading on tour. "She really supports us, and we really support her," she told Ross, before noting that they technically never asked her.

But Halliwell and Bunton disagreed. The two members claimed that they have asked Beckham on different occasions. Beckham reportedly expressed disinterest.

"I spoke to her two days ago," said Halliwell. "She's said it for years that she just doesn't want to do it anymore." Bunton added: "The day at [Geri's] house we did [ask her.] We had the picture. She said, 'I do not...' Yeah. She just didn't want to talk."

Despite Beckham's absence from the tour, the women affirmed that they all support one another no matter what.

"She just didn’t want to do it," Bunton continued. "She was busy with her fashion and she has moved on. The philosophy of us is that we are a band, on and off the stage and we care for each other, we support each other and we support her and she has been a huge part of our lives and we care about her, so it’s all good."

You can see the interview in full below, and check out the Spice Girls's upcoming tour dates, here.

Spice Girls explain why they didn’t invite Victoria Beckham on tour