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The Spice Girls are expected to embark on a reunion tour. The group is pictured performing during the closing ceremony of the London Olympic Games on August 12, 2012 in London. Leon Neal/AFP/GettyImages


  • Mel C said she had a falling-out with Victoria Beckham early on their Spice Girls journey
  • Mel C said she was threatened to get kicked out of the band, so she freaked out
  • All members are still connected, but Beckham said their 2012 reunion would be her last

Mel C talked about the falling-out she had with Victoria Beckham that almost led her to be booted out of the girl group, Spice Girls.

Mel C, whose full name is Melanie Chisholm, opened up about the years she had with the popular British girl group Spice Girls in her memoir "The Sporty One: My Life as a Spice Girl." She also spoke with Entertainment Tonight's Rachel Smith at the Madame Tussauds Wax Museum in New York City about an incident that happened early on in the group's iconic late '90s run.

"Something happened quite early on in the Spice Girls' journey, and I have a little bit of fall out with Victoria [Beckham] at the Brits (Brit Awards) in '96 -- not the Union Jack dress [year], but year before. So [we were] unreleased, but a few people knew us. And there was a little fall out, and I was threatened to get kicked out [of] the band," Mel C said, ET reported. "And from that moment on I realized -- because I didn't think it was a big deal, I didn't think I'd done anything particularly bad -- and it freaked me out. I was like, I have to control myself. I have to control what I do."

She added that "control" became a difficult theme throughout her life. She developed an eating disorder due to the persona she represented as Sporty Spice. According to her, at that point, she was controlling what she ate and how much exercise she would do. She acknowledged that there were still things she couldn't control, so "the things you can control I became very obsessive about."

She received help for her eating disorder but wasn't ready to accept it. The incident made her realize that "you can't really help somebody until they're willing."

Despite the falling-out she had with Posh Spice, they eventually worked it out, and all five singers remained good friends. According to Mel C, her relationship with the band members are "better than they've ever been." They stay connected even if everyone has her own family already.

"We love each other, and it's like a sisterhood, you know?" she said. "We started together as kids. We came from nothing. We achieved all of these things. We love each other's children. We know each other's families, they're siblings. It's a huge, huge family, and that's never going to change."

When asked about a potential reunion, Mel C was very open to doing it. "We would love that," she said when a Spice Girls on-stage reunion was mentioned. However, only four of the five singers are willing to perform together at present.

Beckham already said a decade ago that their performance at the closing ceremony of the 2012 London Olympics would be her finale as a member of the Spice Girls. But Mel C remains hopeful, and the band keeps their door open for the designer.

"At the moment we're talking four at the moment," she said. "Victoria, the offer is always there, she's always invited and always really involved, actually. We're still very much a five-piece, like behind the scenes."

"The Sporty One: My Life as a Spice Girl" was released Tuesday.

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Spice Girl members (from left) Melanie Brown, Geri Halliwell, Emma Bunton and Melanie Chisholm are seen arriving for the premiere of the musical "Viva Forever!", based on their music, in London in 2012. Reuters/Toby Melville/Files