As plans for a Spice Girls reunion tour emerged last year, there was one original member who declined to participate: Victoria Beckham. And while there was lots of speculation about why Posh Spice didn’t really wanna zig-a-zig-a, the real reason she won’t be a part of the reunion is completely understandable. According to fellow Spice Girl Melanie Chisholm, aka Mel C./Sporty Spice, Beckham doesn’t like performing.
Chisholm, 45, opened up during a visit to Jay Rayner’s Out to Lunch podcast about the reunion tour and shed light on her 44-year-old former bandmate’s decision to opt out of the much anticipated reunion tour.
“She just doesn’t have that love of performing, and in fact, it completely petrifies her. I’m sure there are many reasons,” Sporty Spice began. “She’s extremely busy and successful in what she’s doing. She has put her heart and soul into her business, and…to step away from that, and…not give it the time that she does at the moment would be difficult.”
Post–Spice Girls Beckham went on to launch her eponymous fashion line, Victoria Beckham, which has become wildly successful. Even Meghan Markle is a fan. But that’s not the only reason she said thanks but no thanks to the tour.