Spice Girls set to reform for Olympics closing ceremony


The Spice Girls are set to reform for a special, one-off performance at the London Olympics closing ceremony, it has been confirmed.

Even before this new announcement, those of the city's residents and visitors staying in hotels in London lucky enough to have bagged a ticket for the show would have been licking their lips at the prospect of seeing some of Britain's top musical legends share a single stage.

As well as The Who, Take That, George Michael and Jessie J have all been confirmed for the show, but it is the five-piece girl band that are now creating the biggest buzz in the showbiz world.

Mel B, Mel C, Emma and Geri had all previously expressed their wish to get back together and perform for the first time since 2008, though Victoria's participation had been in doubt due to her hectic schedule.

However, speaking to Radio 1, 'Posh Spice' revealed that, with husband David no longer set to compete as part of the Team GB football squad, she has some free time and would "love nothing more" than to be part of the closing ceremony.

"I don't know about a comeback tour, but I loved being back with the girls [and] we are very excited about the Olympics," she said.

At the same time, also turning the clock back for Londoners and sports fans checking into hotels in London for the event, Liam Gallagher has confirmed he will be singing a revamped version of the Oasis hit 'Wonderwall' to celebrate the conclusion of the Games.

The rock star will perform the song with his new band Beady Eye, with brother and former Oasis bandmate Noel having declined the offer to take part in the historic concert, which will also feature the likes of the Kaiser Chiefs and comedian Russell Brand.