Emma Bunton shares rare family holiday photo after Spice Girls announcement

Spice Girls split in 2000 and last reunited at the 2012 London Olympics

The "Spice Up Your Life" hitmakers confirmed four of the group - Emma Bunton, Geri Horner, Mel C and Mel B - will be reuniting for six concerts in the United Kingdom next summer.

The mother-of-two opted against her iconic Union Jack thigh-grazer for her appearance with her girls and instead slipped into a pair of high-waisted pants with a matching polo neck.

"We should though", chipped in a mischievous Mel B.

"I've been chomping at the bit to say something", Mel explained, admitting she'd known for the last four months.

Jack Whitehall has taken one for the team and offered himself up for the role of Posh in the Spice Girls reunion, after Victoria Beckham decided not to join her bandmates.

Yesterday, Mel C, Mel B, Emma and Geri appeared in a minute-long clip to announce that tickets were going on sale from Saturday at 10.30am.

Yesterday the group - minus Victoria Beckham - revealed they will be embarking on a six-date United Kingdom stadium tour next year.

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'I know they will put on an unbelievable show and the fantastic fans past and present are going to have a wonderful time!

Media captionWhat do people really think of the announcement that the Spice Girls are going on tour?

In a statement, the stars said: 'We are beyond excited to be reuniting next year for a stadium tour!

During their radio appearances on Wednesday, the girls confirmed that it had been Mel B who had been the driving force behind the reunion.

"Chicas to the front, hai si ja hold tight".

Since the smash hit was released in 1997, debate has raged for years over whether the pop group were singing "Hi C Ya" or "I See Ya".

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