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Why I could not turn my back on the girls; Mel C on the Spice reunion.

Byline: By MARTIN THOMAS This article is about a noted historian. For the football (soccer) player and coach, see Martin Thomas (footballer).
Martin Thomas (born 1964) is a British Historian.

MEL (Maya Embedded Language) See Maya.

Mel - The story of Mel
 C told how she reluctantly agreed to the Spice Girls The Spice Girls are an English all-female pop group, formed in London in 1994. The Spice Girls, consisting of: Geri Halliwell, Melanie Chisholm, Emma Bunton, Melanie Brown, and Victoria Beckham signed to Virgin Records and released their debut single, "Wannabe", in 1996.  reunion after the other four said they would go ahead without her.

Whiston-born Sporty Spice, 33, was last to agree to the comeback tour and took some persuading.

The Liverpool FC fan said: "The girls approached me and said they were getting together to do a world tour, a greatest hits album and a big goodbye.

"And I was like 'Oh no'. It was the last thing I wanted to hear."

She told Closer magazine: "All four of them had spoken about it and it was set in stone.

"They basically said if I wanted to do it, great, but if I didn't want to do it then they were going to do it anyway. So I was like 'Wow, what do I do?'

"I always said I'd never do it. But I didn't want to miss out and have regrets.

"I also didn't want to be the person that stopped it being the complete five - 1 was scared I'd be the villain. It was hard, so I didn't say yes immediately."

Mel added: "The thought of singing Wannabe makes me cringe cringe  
intr.v. cringed, cring·ing, cring·es
1. To shrink back, as in fear; cower.

2. To behave in a servile way; fawn.

An act or instance of cringing.
. But I know I'll love doing it once we get going."

While the other girls - Geri Halliwell, Mel B, Emma Bunton and Victoria Beckham - may want to bring out a new album if their reunion proves successful, Mel C is adamant that she won't.

"I will absolutely be returning to my solo projects when the Spice Girls are over in February," she said.


HARD DECISION: Mel C will make it five
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Publication:Liverpool Echo (Liverpool, England)
Date:Oct 24, 2007
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