Emma Bunton reveals Holly Willoughby became ‘an honorary Spice Girl at Geri Horner’s 50th party

‘She became an honorary Spice Girl!’ Emma Bunton recalls Holly Willoughby dancing and singing with the band at Geri Horner’s 50th as the This Morning host brands it a ‘dream come true’

  • All five members of the iconic band – Geri, Victoria, Emma Bunton, Mel C and Mel B – are thought to have reunited at the event earlier this month
  • Geri turned 50 in August and had planned her party for September but postponed it due to the Queen’s death, as an ardent royalist 
  • Onlookers have claimed a live band could be heard playing jazz music and swing while fireworks shot into the sky, as it was Bonfire Night, while a three-course dinner was served for 160 guests
  • Guests included Holly Willoughby, Chris Evans, Myleene Klass, Poppy Delevingne, David Walliams, Rylan Clark, Leigh Francis and Penny Lancaster 

Earlier this month, Geri Horner was spotted dancing with her Spice Girls bandmates to their hit Say You’ll Be There at her star-studded belated 50th birthday celebration.

And on Monday’s installment of This Morning, Emma Bunton, 46, revealed that Holly Willoughby, 41 – who attended the bash with her husband Dan Baldwin – became an ‘honorary Spice Girl’ for the night.  

Geri and Emma were videoed dancing with Victoria Beckham, 48, and Melanie Chisholm, 48, to their 1996 song at Ginger Spice’s lavish Oxfordshire home, and now Baby Spice has admitted that Holly also got in on the action.

Wow! On Monday's installment of This Morning, it emerged that  that Holly Willoughby, 41, became an 'honorary Spice Girl' at Geri Halliwell's 50th birthday bash

Spilling the tea: Emma Bunton, 46, revealed that the band tried to drag Holly onto the dance floor with them

Wow! On Monday’s installment of This Morning, Emma Bunton, 46, revealed that Holly Willoughby, 41, became an ‘honorary Spice Girl’ at Geri Halliwell’s 50th birthday bash

Speaking about the special night, Holly said: ‘You were all there at Geri’s 50th, four of you were together dancing on the dance floor, and I think David Beckham posted a video.’ 

Emma told Phillip Schofield: ‘Holly was there. She became a bit of an honorary Spice Girl that night, didn’t you? We were trying to drag her on the floor.’ 

‘Literally made my dreams came true!’ gushed Holly.

And of a potential future Spice Girls reunion tour, Emma admitted: ‘I’d love to do another tour and I hope that we get around to talking about it. We were together the other day.

‘I don’t know that it will be a tour, but there are things in the pipeline for all of us to do together. All of us.’ 

Reunion! Geri and Emma were videoed dancing with Victoria Beckham , 48, and Melanie Chisholm, 48, to their 1996 song at Ginger Spice's lavish Oxfordshire home earlier this month

Reunion! Geri and Emma were videoed dancing with Victoria Beckham , 48, and Melanie Chisholm, 48, to their 1996 song at Ginger Spice's lavish Oxfordshire home earlier this month

Reunion! Geri and Emma were videoed dancing with Victoria Beckham , 48, and Melanie Chisholm, 48, to their 1996 song at Ginger Spice’s lavish Oxfordshire home earlier this month

Yay! She [Holly] became a bit of an honorary Spice Girl that night, didn't you? We were trying to drag her on the floor!' said Emma, with Holly gushing: 'Literally made my dreams came true!'

Yay! She [Holly] became a bit of an honorary Spice Girl that night, didn’t you? We were trying to drag her on the floor!’ said Emma, with Holly gushing: ‘Literally made my dreams came true!’

Baby Spice was also quizzed about a rumoured documentary about the Spice Girls, to which she laughed: ‘We have to say Melanie [Brown] don’t tell anyone. I love it because she’s so excited. But if we want anything to be kept a secret we don’t tell Mel.’ 

However, Emma did reveal that one of her band mates will appear with her during her upcoming solo Christmas tour, revealing: ‘Sometimes I’ll get a call from a friend saying oh are you in town tonight, I’ll come along.

‘One of my Spicy girls has said that she’s going to come along. I don’t wanna say which one.’

Exciting! And of a potential future Spice Girls reunion tour, Emma admitted: 'I don't know that it will be a tour, but there are things in the pipeline for all of us to do together. All of us'

Exciting! And of a potential future Spice Girls reunion tour, Emma admitted: ‘I don’t know that it will be a tour, but there are things in the pipeline for all of us to do together. All of us’

Stars: Geri enjoyed her birthday celebrations with her loved ones (Clockwise L-R: Christian Horner, Geri, Emma Bunton, Victoria Beckham, Mel C, Geri's daughter Bluebell, Rylan)

Stars: Geri enjoyed her birthday celebrations with her loved ones (Clockwise L-R: Christian Horner, Geri, Emma Bunton, Victoria Beckham, Mel C, Geri’s daughter Bluebell, Rylan)

Emma’s appearance on This Morning comes after bandmate Geri hosted her birthday party with her Formula One racing boss husband Christian Horner, 48, at the home they share together.

The singer was pictured with Christian, her daughter Bluebell, 16, who she shares with director and screenwriter Sacha Gervasi, her bandmates and television presenter Rylan Clark.

Christian made a heartfelt speech at the party and was also snapped lovingly slow dancing with his wife on the dancefloor.

Meanwhile, Shirley Bassey serenaded the birthday girl with a beautiful rendition of Happy Birthday to raucous applause. 

Tearing up the dance floor: was spotted dancing with her Spice Girls bandmates to their 1996 hit Say You'll Be There

Tearing up the dance floor: was spotted dancing with her Spice Girls bandmates to their 1996 hit Say You’ll Be There

Glitterati: Spice Girls Victoria Beckham, Emma Bunton and Mel C cut chic figures as they posed together at the party

Glitterati: Spice Girls Victoria Beckham, Emma Bunton and Mel C cut chic figures as they posed together at the party

Myleene Klass and Poppy Delevingne were also seen busting many a move on the dance floor alongside Zack Ashley. 

Rylan, 34, took to Instagram to share a picture of himself wearing the Union Jack coat he donned during his performance of a Spice Girls medley while competing on The X Factor in 2012. 

 Geri’s ex, radio presenter Chris Evans, 56. attended with his professional golfer wife Natasha Shishmanian, 42, briefly dated Geri in 1999 when they were both at the height of their careers.

They were spotted together at numerous public events before going on to split later that year. 

Dancing the night away: Victoria joined Emma and Geri on the dance floor to dance to their song

Dancing the night away: Victoria joined Emma and Geri on the dance floor to dance to their song

Chris went on to marry singer and actress Billie Piper and Geri went on to date pop star Robbie Williams. 

Geri dazzled in a white halter neck gown, with floaty sheer sleeves and encrusted in diamonds and jewels that glittered under the lights.

Geri turned 50 in August and was due to celebrate her birthday the following month but postponed the party due to the Queen’s death.

The party was held two months late after the ardent royalist, whose tribute to Her Majesty was broadcast as part of the Party At The Palace during the Platinum Jubilee celebrations, cancelled the original celebration due to the Queen’s passing.

Friendship never ends: Victoria could be seen snuggling up to Emma as they enjoyed one another's company at the party

Fashion focus: The artist formerly known as Posh wore a backless black dress to the event, which had been postponed, with Geri's birthday being in August

Friendship never ends: Victoria could be seen snuggling up to Emma as they enjoyed one another’s company at the party

Fame game: The Spice Girls were a smash hit in the 90s, achieving huge success worldwide (L-R: Mel C, Emma Bunton, Mel B, Geri and Victoria Beckham pictured at the BRIT Awards in 1997)

Fame game: The Spice Girls were a smash hit in the 90s, achieving huge success worldwide (L-R: Mel C, Emma Bunton, Mel B, Geri and Victoria Beckham pictured at the BRIT Awards in 1997)

Onlookers have claimed a live band could be heard playing jazz music and swing while fireworks shot into the sky, as it was Bonfire Night, while a three-course dinner was served for 160 guests. 

Alexandra Burke is said to have performed on the night along with Shirley Bassey, and with all five Spice Girls attendance – making a reunion since Victoria Beckham opted not to tour with the girls in 2019.

It was recently revealed the Spice Girls were set to get back together at the bash, after Geri postponed the do in September after the death of the Queen.

The singer is an ardent royalist whose tribute to Her Majesty was broadcast as part of the Party At The Palace during the Platinum Jubilee celebrations in June.

Tribute: Rylan wore the Union Jack coat he donned during his performance of a Spice Girls medley while competing on The X Factor in 2012

Tribute: Rylan wore the Union Jack coat he donned during his performance of a Spice Girls medley while competing on The X Factor in 2012

Speaking from the heart: Christian made a heartfelt speech at the party

Smitten: He was also snapped lovingly slow dancing with his wife on the dancefloor

Smitten: Christian made a heartfelt speech at the party and was also snapped lovingly slow dancing with his wife on the dancefloor

Iconic: Meanwhile, Shirley Bassey serenaded the birthday girl with a beautiful rendition of Happy Birthday to raucous applause

Iconic: Meanwhile, Shirley Bassey serenaded the birthday girl with a beautiful rendition of Happy Birthday to raucous applause

Geri started her short speech at the time with: ‘Our Queen, kind, loving, strong, serving our country, the Commonwealth, uniting us all together.

She added: ‘Always putting others before yourself, you’re truly inspirational, inside and out, we thank you…we love you.’

Other attendees as the bash included Carrie and David Grant, Chris Evans and his wife Natasha, and Amanda Staveley and her husband Mehrdad Ghodoussi. 

Cutting shapes: Myleene Klass and Poppy Delevingne were also seen busting many a move on the dance floor alongside Zack Ashley

Cutting shapes: Myleene Klass and Poppy Delevingne were also seen busting many a move on the dance floor alongside Zack Ashley

Cutting shapes: Myleene Klass and Poppy Delevingne were also seen busting many a move on the dance floor alongside Zack Ashley

Incredible: Geri dazzled in a white halterneck gown, with floaty sheer sleeves and encrusted in diamonds and jewels that glittered under the lights

Incredible: Geri dazzled in a white halterneck gown, with floaty sheer sleeves and encrusted in diamonds and jewels that glittered under the lights

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