After a round of secret talks that have been taking place since the summer, all five girls are on-board for a 2018 reunion
THE SPICE Girls will reform for a TV special and compilation album next year – with Victoria Beckham.
Mel C brought about the reunion after she and Posh sunk a previous revival bid.
But sources confirmed the plans are back on track, after Melanie C launched a campaign to get the girls back together.
An insider said: “The five of them have been locked in secret talks since the summer, and finally they are all on-board for a 2018 reunion.
“As it stands, they will be working together on a series of projects, which will include an album and a TV special celebrating the Spice Girls.
“And getting Victoria to agree has been a coup for everyone involved, given she has always been the person holding back on a reunion.
“The fact she is on board now is down to how much closer the five of them have become recently.”
The pop legends, who are working with former boss Simon Fuller on the reunion, are said to have become closer in the wake of Mel B’s explosive divorce battle.
And the birth of Geri’s son Monty is also said to have acted as a “uniting force.”
The insider, a former aide who is now working with the girls again, went on: “Things between them were quite icy at the start of the year.
“But gradually the ice thawed, and Mel was the one who drove that. Mel’s divorce battle also helped to bring them back together, as did the birth of Geri’s son.
“Plans at the moment are still in the early stages, and everything involving the girls tends to be complicated because they are so busy.
“It is not easy to get them all in the same place at the same time.
“But the team behind the reunion are delighted to have made it to this point.”
Geri, who was the driving force behind earlier plans to reform the Spice Girls, hinted in October that a reunion could still be on the cards.
But she held back from specifying who might be involved.
She told Red magazine: “I really pushed to get everyone back together. It got to the point where I just had to let it go.
“I still love the girls and there are other bits and bobs in the pipeline.”