Victoria Beckham chats Spice Girls in documentary to be shown on Christmas Eve

Suzannah Ramsdale
by Suzannah Ramsdale
David and Victoria Beckham at the Spice girls musical launch
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For the first time in a long time we'll be forgoing our annual Christmas Eve drinks at the local pub. Instead, we'll be staying in to watch the new Spice Girls documentary.

Airing on Christmas Eve on ITV1, the Spice Girls have filmed a documentary to support the opening of new musical Viva Forever.

In it, Victoria Beckham openS up about her experiences of being in the band and even admitted that she's aware she's morphed into her Posh character.

She said: 'There was a stage where someone wrote once how every woman wanted to be one of us and every man wanted to date one of us. Not that anyone wanted to date me. I think everyone wanted to sort of like just brush my hair.'

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She went on: 'The things we used to get up to. We had a lot of fun. Even me! It turns out… can be quite a laugh.'

'I was called Posh because I liked the nice restaurants, and the nice clothes, and that was my character. I didn’t smile, even in those days. There was this, there was this very strong image, very, very strong image. And I am very much that person, even now. Even now. I get ready to go out sometimes and I catch myself in the mirror and I’m like, "Oh my God, I’ve turned into that person."'

Geri Halliwell also chats about her decision to leave the band (it was a dark day) and how the remaing four Spice Girls felt.

'Viva Forever is probably one of the saddest songs for me, because I remember when I was on stage with them and I kind of knew I’d had enough. We were sort of growing apart. Growing separately in certain ways I felt. And I could feel it. I’d lost grip of it and I think the actual video of it shows that you know, we had a cartoon. We weren’t in it.'

'They probably felt incredibly rejected, looking back. I feel really bad actually, when I think about that. It’s not until you kind of come through the other side. I realised how angry they must have felt with me.'

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Mel C then talks through her side of the story, saying: 'She’d left before but not publicly. I mean, I think a few of them had left, well, Melanie and Geri left a few times. I nearly got kicked out once as well, but that’s another story. So yeah, I mean, it was difficult and you know, I think Geri would say these things herself. But you know she was having some personal issues and it’s no secret that her and Melanie had a very fiery relationship in the past. They, they are the closest of all of the band. You know, they’re absolutely in each other’s pockets or they can fight like cat and dog.'

Emma Bunton adds: 'Geri had left... and I found that whole process very difficult because it was more like, "oh my god she's walked out on a friendship". That's the only way I saw it. I didn't see it as - she's walked out on a career. I just saw it as my friend has kind of gone and that was very difficult.'

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Mel C also admits that she was very sceptical about a Spice Girls reunion, saying: 'It was the phone call I dreaded for a long time. And that’s no disrespect to the girls at all. But you know, I did have some personal demons that I had to deal with towards the end of the band and really you know, in the early days of my solo career. And I think we all dealt with what happened to us in different ways. And it was amazing and incredible and I have absolutely no regrets, but it was incredible, it was crazy, it was bonkers, it was unique. It was... I can’t swear. It really messes with your head you know. That’s the honest truth and you know, people have dealt with it in different ways, some better than others. Personally for me I had a few issues and I had some things that I had to deal with. And I was scared to go back. And I think I was scared to revisit some of those places and some of those feelings.'

Watch a trailer for the Spice Girls documentary below:



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