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James Corden couldn’t help but ask the question on all of our lips when Mel B. dropped in on his show last night (September 8): What’s with this Spice Girls reunion?

It’s been 20 years since the Fab Five released their first hit, and so far we’ve not heard a dickie bird about what’s in store to celebrate this mega milestone. Nothing. Nada. We’ve even had to resort to using a non-Spice Girls-branded flashlight and lunch box when we go out of an evening.

That’s not entirely true. (We’ve kept our Spice Girls lunch boxes since 1997, silly.) Plus there was a big reunion tour featuring all five girls in 2007, followed by their show-stealing turn during the closing ceremony of the London 2012 Olympics, and on the auspicious date itself there was a short clip of Scary, Ginger and Baby seemed to confirm their return as a trio called GEM.

But since then, we’ve not heard much. So what gives? Take it away, James:

That’s some Spice shade, if ever we heard some. The artist formerly known as Scary Spice explained how the other two, er, lovely ladies Victoria Beckham and Mel C (properly known as Posh and Sporty) are just “too busy” to take part in another big reunion after their tour in 2007.

“Doing what?” we hear you ask. What could possibly be so important? Well, the latter is getting on with a new solo album, while Posh has a successful fashion line that keeps her occupied.

Sensing two potential job openings, James and his other guest Michael Sheen were quick to offer their services as “Cocky Spice” and “Old Spice” respectively. We’re not sure that idea is as compelling as James’s other suggestion, however, of Adele, who wowed us all with her “Wannabe” rapping during her “Carpool Karaoke” appearance.

Whatever form it takes—and however many are in the line-up—Mel did say the reunion would probably start in London and work its way out, so get those wallets at the ready.

Who can you see replacing Posh and Sporty?

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Filed Under: Mel B., Scary Spice, Spice Girls
By Kat Sommers
Kat is a freelance writer for Anglophenia.