It’s me, Sporty – the one who did the back flips, has the nineties tats and wore the trackies.
You’re not going to get me complaining about my life – it’s brilliant. I know some people complain about the attention – but I wanted to be famous from the start. Like the rest of the Spice Girls I learnt very early on that you can’t take one slice of the pie when it comes to fame. You have to eat the whole thing.
Sure, it’s a weird thing to get your head round at first – I struggled with many aspects of being in the public eye but after 20 years, motherhood and lots of therapy I’m more at peace with the reality of achieving my childhood ambition.
Let’s have a think about the word ‘celebrity’ in the old days. Remember when a little bit of mystery and intrigue ensured our famous faces were true stars. When we didn’t know what they were eating via social media, where they were or who they were hanging out with? Those were the glory days of the modern celebrity world I adored.
There was glamour, excitement and you looked at your idols in a completely different way.
If I wasn’t who I am I’d never be on social media – the entire thing bothers me. Don’t get me wrong – I get it and the power it holds is essential in our modern day world. But I am a child of the 80’s. My first albums were The Kids from Fame, Wham’s Fantastic and Madonna’s Like a Virgin.
Those were my idols – they were famous, talented and ground breaking. That’s what I wanted to be. I wanted to sing, dance and I longed for the world to ‘remember my name’.
My understanding of fame growing up was that it was an enticing by-product of being successful and celebrated for what you do with the God given talent you hope and believe you have. The ability to move, connect with and entertain people on stage enthralled me.
My imagination as a teen stretched quite far. I wanted the Madonna ‘can’t jog in the park without people running alongside me’ situation. Thousands of screaming fans outside my hotel. The Michael Jackson being mobbed at the airport type fame. You know, people shaking and crying because they just met you and BOY did I get it.
There are so many rumours/gossips around the 20th anniversary and most of them i don’t want to believe. As Denden Forums is down for a week, i decided to share the latest one with you guys. Is it true? I have no idea. But NO replacements, please? Thanks.
Mel B, Geri Horner and Emma Bunton are thought to be in talks for a three-part series to follow them on the road to their huge 20th anniversary celebration, but Victoria Beckham and Mel C are not said to be involved.
A source told The Sun: “The Spice Girls comeback is the big story in pop so it’s no wonder the girls want to maximise their popularity.
“There is certainly a big audience for it. BBC, ITV and Sky will no doubt be fighting it out for the rights. The girls are always good value, so there will be plenty of material.”
However, it is thought the trio won’t be joined by their bandmates Victoria and Mel C as they film footage from the recording studio and relive memories from the 90s.
The news comes only hours after it was revealed Simon Cowell is “desperate” to spearhead a Spice Girls album.
A source said at the time: “Simon is desperate to make a new Spice Girls album. He doesn’t want to miss out after the first time around.
“He spent the X Factor auditions last week quizzing Mel about the band and said he would do ‘something mega’ if they signed with him. He kept asking if they were going to be producing new music and said if so, he wants to do it with them. He even went as far as warning Mel that they’d better not talk to any other labels before meeting with him.
“Mel deliberately kept coy and told him they ‘hadn’t finalised everything’, but he wouldn’t leave it alone.”
Mel has previously revealed The Spice Girls are determined to mark the 20th anniversary of their debut album in some way. Source