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Spice Girls finish reunion tour with apology from Geri and tears from Adele

By | Published on Monday 17 June 2019

The Spice Girls

The Spice Girls finished their UK reunion tour at Wembley Stadium on Saturday night, during which Geri Horner apologised for leaving the group back in 1998.

Before the group performed ‘Goodbye’, the song the band released as a quartet shortly after Horner’s departure, she said: “I need to say something I should have said a long time ago. I’m sorry. I’m sorry I left. I was just being a brat. It is so good to be back with the girls that I love”.

It’s not the first time she’s been back on stage with them, of course. Only this time they’re back to performing the song as a quartet again, with Victoria Beckham not taking part in this tour. But anyway, it’s always good to clear the air after more than two decades.

Beckham may not have been there, but the pop star quota was kept up by Adele, who was in the audience watching the show. Her presence was announced by the group, at which point they dropped into a performance of her song, ‘Someone Like You’ – taking Adele by surprise.

She later revealed on Instagram that she had not only been at the show, but had also “got drunk with the girls” backstage.

“Last time I saw the Spice Girls at Wembley was 21 years ago”, she wrote. “Tonight with my nearest and dearest I cried, laughed, screamed, danced, reminisced and fell back in love with my ten year old self. It’s no secret how much I love them, how much they inspired me to run for my life and never look back. I finally got to meet Ginger, I got drunk with the girls and quite frankly I can’t believe how far I’ve come. Thank you for the madness I get to live, I couldn’t have got here without you five British legends! I love you!”

If that’s enthused you to go and see the 2019 version of the Spice Girls perform – after a tour otherwise dogged with complaints about sound quality – you’re too late. The tour’s finished. I already told you that. You’ll just have to find something else to inspire you to become the next Adele.