‘I was a brat’: Geri says sorry for leaving Spice Girls as Adele signs along and Mel B hints at Australia trip on emotional final night of reunion tour in front of 70,000 fans at Wembley
- The Spice Girls ended their reunion tour last night in Wembley Stadium
- The group – missing Victoria Beckham – played to 700,000 fans in 13 stadiums
- Ginger Spice apologised for walking out of the band in 2006 to go solo
- The girls hinted they would be playing several concerts in Australia next year
The Spice Girls closed a sold-out three-night run at Wembley Stadium by inviting their mothers and children on stage.
Emma Bunton, Melanie Brown, Geri Horner and Melanie Chisholm ended their long-awaited UK reunion tour with a rendition of their hits including Wannabe and Spice Up Your Life.
As the concert came to a close, they were joined by their families, with Horner remarking: ‘You saw three generations of Spice Girls.’
Almost 700,000 people have seen the Spice Girls reunion tour which visited 13 stadium, ending last night with the four stars inviting their mothers and children on stage at a packed Wembley Stadium
Four of the five original members of the band appeared on the tour. Victoria Beckham, known as Posh Spice did not attend the tour. Ginger Spice Geri Horner took the opportunity to apologise to fans for quitting the band in 1998, two years before the band themselves split
The Spice Girls embarked on their reunion tour in late May and have played in Dublin, Cardiff, Manchester, Coventry, Sunderland, Edinburgh and Bristol
Horner, or Ginger Spice, also apologised to her bandmates for leaving the Spice Girls in 1998, two years before the rest of the group went on hiatus.
Between songs, she said: ‘I’m sorry. I’m sorry I left. I was just being a brat. I want to say it’s just so good to be back with the girls that I love.’
They also led the crowd in an impromptu singalong of Adele’s Someone Like You after announcing that the Grammy-award winning singer was in the audience.
Before the show, Horner and Bunton shared selfies with Adele on their social media accounts.
Ginger Spice captioned the photo ‘Finally together’ while Bunton described the singer as a ‘gorgeous lady’.
Following the show, an emotional Horner posted a video in which she thanked everyone involved in the tour.
‘So we’re done. It’s done,’ she said.
Their performance on Saturday night rounded off the tour, which has not included Victoria Beckham
The band split in 2008 although Geri Horner left two years earlier for a solo career
The girls hinted at the end of tonight’s show that they may be playing Australia early next year
‘Thirteen stadiums, Almost 700,000 people with three amazing women I’ve shared that stage with.
‘I want to say thank you to Melanie, Melanie and Emma and everybody who showed up for us. It has been something that I will never ever forget. Thank you so much. Big love from the Spice World.’
Singer Adele spent last night at the gig in Wembley Stadium
The Spice Girls embarked on their reunion tour in late May and have played in Dublin, Cardiff, Manchester, Coventry, Sunderland, Edinburgh and Bristol.
Their performance on Saturday night rounded off the tour, which has not included Victoria Beckham.
Brown, also known as Scary Spice, has described their Wembley Stadium gigs as one of the most important moments of her life.
Earlier, Chisholm, or Sporty Spice, posted a picture of the group in their early days with a message to the absent Beckham.
She said: ‘The gorgeous Victoria Beckham will always be missed (hopefully someday to return)!’
Hollywood actress Emma Stone and Holly Willoughby are among a clutch of stars to have attended the concerts.
However, the girls have hinted they will play Australia in the New Year.