Geri Horner, Emma Bunton, Melanie Brown and Melanie Chisholm, aka Ginger, Baby, Scary, and Sporty Spice appeared on The Jonathan Ross Show on ITV in the U.K., where they explained why they didn't bother asking Victoria Beckham, aka Posh Spice, to come on tour.
"Do you know what is actually quite funny," Mel C said. "I saw Victoria recently and obviously we’ve all been in contact, she is still very much a part of the Spice Girls, she really supports us and we really support her. But she did raise the point that she was never actually asked. We just presumed.”
Geri confirmed Mel C's take, saying, "I spoke to her two days ago, before the announcement and she has said it for years that she just doesn’t want to do it anymore, so we knew that."
This isn't a case of spice gone bad, but really the girls knowing and understanding each other very well.
"She just didn’t want to do it," Emma said. "She was busy with her fashion and she has moved on. The philosophy of us is that we are a band, on and off the stage and we care for each other, we support each other and we support her and she has been a huge part of our lives and we care about her, so it’s all good."
A source told ET on Monday that Victoria wasn't taking part in the tour because "she has a family to look after and a business to run."
"Today marks a special day for the girls as they announce the first tour dates since we performed together in 2012!" she wrote. "I won't be joining my girls on stage again but being in the Spice Girls was a hugely important part of my life and I wish them so much love and fun as they go back on tour next year."
The Spice Girls also revealed that Posh was never that into the performance aspect of the group.
"We realized that a while back that she didn’t enjoy that so much," Emma said.