"I spoke to her ... before the announcement and she has said it for years that she just doesn't want to do it anymore, so we knew that", Geri adds, while Bunton insists the "door is open" for her to return.
In a new taped interview for The Jonathan Ross Show, which will air in the United Kingdom on Saturday, Mel C says, "Do you know what is actually quite amusing?" And was it because of Emma Lee Bunton from the Spice Girls?
Ross suggested that maybe the gals should have given VB to opportunity to join the band again if she wanted to, to which Gerri responded that they had, and that Victoria had simply "moved on". The philosophy of us is that we're a band, on and off stage and we really do care for each other, we support one another and support her, she's been a huge part of our lives and we truly care about her, so it's all good'. During a press tour in 2014, Stone was famously brought to tears when she received a video message from Mel B in Australia.
"She just didn't want to do it".
When Ross asked if it was true that Beckham did not enjoy the performing side of being in the band, Horner admitted: "No and you don't want to make somebody do something they don't want to do".
The superfan has big plans to catch the group on their six-show United Kingdom tour next summer, saying, "I saw them in concert in the '90s".