Sleb Safari: The Spice Girls' ears are burning
ANOTHER week another slew of Spice Girls’ revelations. Anyone would think they were heading out on a reunion tour next month.
All five Spicers must have felt their ears burning at various times in recent days, starting with Posh Spice, real name Victoria Beckham nee Adams. Kerry Katona shared a story about the time Victoria set aside her own (alleged) marital turmoil to reach out to Kerry in her hour of need.
"When Brian and I split, [Victoria] called to wish me luck. The Rebecca Loos scandal had just happened yet she got my number and made that gesture. It was a sweet thing to do. I'm not sure she'd remember it now, but I still have a lot of respect for her."
When you add the words "I’m not sure she’d remember it now" to your story it dilutes it somewhat, wouldn’t you say.
Kerry had further thoughts on Victoria’s all-round loveliness.
"My girls are 16 and 17 and they haven't had a boyfriend yet. That said, if one of the Beckham boys asked them out, I'd be thrilled. In fact, I'm make them get married and scrap the pre-nup. I'd love to be in-laws with Posh."
The Beckhams are definitely going to pursue that, Kerry. Victoria likely spent the morning ringing round everyone she knows trying to get your new number so that she can make this happen. Stand by for that call!
Next up is Baby Spice, real name Emma Bunton, who has been chatting to The Guardian about the early days of the Spice Girls when they all lived together in a small terrace house in Maidenhead.
The Guardian wasted no time getting the dirt on the house-share. First question: Who took out the bins?
"That definitely would have been Mel C or Geri," Emma laughed before offering up intel on who did all the cooking. "I used to make beans on toast for everyone, while Mel B used to cook corned beef and rice."
Second question: What was Victoria’s contribution? "We used to make Victoria clean the bathroom."
That started Emma reminiscing about their nights out: "Wednesday night was drum 'n' bass night and Mel B and I would go to that. I loved drum 'n' bass! Geri would come and try and get into it as well. She’d be doing all her voguing and we’d be like, 'what is going on?!'"
And finally, we turn our attention to Scary Spice, real name Melanie Brown, who has been over-sharing, which is her USP. In conversation with Piers Morgan for his Life Stories’ series, Mel B confirmed that she and Ginger Spice, real name Geri Horner nee Halliwell, had been intimate back in the way back when.
"She’s going to hate me for this because she’s all posh in her country house with her husband," Mel B cried.
"It was just that once," she added. "And hopefully when Geri gets asked that, which hopefully she will after this, she won’t deny it. Because it was just a fun thing."
If Geri is annoyed by Mel B blabbing, all she needs to do is write '£7.9 million' on a Post-It note, because that’s how much this 19-date tour is expected to net the ladies, according to The Sun.
Face it, most of us could get over anything for a quarter share of £7.9m. Sleb Safari would be more cross that people knew it had tried to vogue at a drum 'n' bass night...
Competition: Win tickets for the premiere of Our Planet
Sleb Safari is giving away tickets to the premier of Our Planet, the new Netflix documentary series narrated by David Attenborough. There are five pairs of tickets up for grabs for the screening of the first episode of the series at the Odeon in Belfast’s Victoria Square.
It’s at 6pm on Thursday April 4 and is a live stream from London’s National History Museum with a series of interviews followed by an exclusive screening of the first episode.
The eight-part series was filmed in 50 countries over four years and begins on Netflix on April 5.
To be in with a chance of winning one of five pairs of tickets answer the following question correctly:
How many series of Blue Planet have there been?
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