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Spice Girls reunite for tour without Posh

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Four of the five Spice Girls have announced plans to reunite for a concert tour, but Posh Spice - now better known as Victoria Beckham - will not rejoin the 1990s icons.

The British quartet has released a light-hearted video of themselves discussing their comeback in a mock news program, announcing six concerts in June in stadiums in Britain.

"Girls, do you think I'm too old for bunches?" asks radio host Emma Bunton, or Baby Spice, 42, in the video released on Monday, before tying up her hair in the style she sported in the 1990s.

Singer-songwriter Jess Glynne said she was planning to join the Spice World tour along with Bunton and her band mates Ginger Spice (Geri Horner, 46), Scary Spice (Melanie Brown, 43) and Sporty Spice (Melanie Chisholm, 44).

Beckham, 44, did not feature in the video amid reports that she has chosen to focus on her fashion business rather than joining the Spice Girls tour.

The Spice Girls shot to fame in 1996 with the single Wannabe and went on to have a series of global hits and a film, Spice World.

They split up in 2000, reuniting for a tour of Europe and the United States in 2008 and last performed together at the closing ceremony of the London 2012 Olympics.

© DPA 2018 Image credit: Undated handout photo issued by Dawbell of (left to right) Geri Horner, Melanie Chisholm, Emma Bunton and Melanie Brown. The Spice Girls will kick off a six-date UK stadium tour in June next year in Manchester as a four-piece without Victoria Beckham.. Issue date: Monday November 5, 2018. See PA story SHOWBIZ Spice. Photo credit should read: Dawbell/PA Wire