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Monday, September 21, 1998 Published at 14:27 GMT 15:27 UK


It's not the end of the Spiceworld

Spice Girls: "We are not splitting up. No, no, no"

The Spice Girls went out on a high in the final show of their world tour - and said they'd love to do it all again.

Their Spiceworld tour came to a close at London's Wembley Stadium on Sunday night, and 60,000 screaming fans packed out the venue.

They rejected reports that Mel B and Victoria Adams' pregnancies spell the end for the group, insisting there will be a new Spice Girls album out next year.

[ image: Posh:
Posh: "Thank you for the support everybody"
Mel B said: "We are going to quash some rumours because I read today - again - that we are apparently splitting up."

All the group said together: "We are not splitting up. No, no, no."

'No truth' to Spice reunion rumours

Virgin Records has also denied reports that there are plans for Geri Halliwell to get back together with Spice Girls for a special tour in the year 2000.

Geri quit the band on the eve of the American leg of the Spiceworld Tour.

A spokesmen for he girls said: "It's not true at all ... The girls have only just finished a tour, and although they've said they'd love to tour again - touring with Geri has never been mentioned."

Hard work for mums-to-be

During their final show the girls teased the audience, and made jokes about Mel B and Victoria Adams' growing waistlines.

Posh Spice (Victoria) said: "All this touring, hasn't it got a bit too much?"

Mel said in reply: "I can't even fasten my trousers any more, you know."

Victoria added: "This is just for you Melanie, because I am going to ask you to sit down and rest your back," before the group went into Too Much.

[ image: Scary: Debut solo single at No1]
Scary: Debut solo single at No1
In addition to the new album in 1999, the next Spice Girls single is due out for Christmas, but one of them is already top of the charts.

There were deafening cheers as Baby Spice Emma Bunton told Mel B her collaboration with hip-hop star Missy Elliot, I Want You Back, had gone into the charts at Number One.

Ginger not missed

The show was also being broadcast live on pay-per-view television, and the foursome didn't waste an opportunity to play up to the cameras.

It was almost as if Ginger Spice had never been in the band, with footage of her carefully edited out of most of the videos playing on the screens behind the group.

[ image: Baby:
Baby: "We must have split up about 10 times by now"
Sporty Spice Mel C teased Mel B about her wedding to dancer Jimmy Gulzar - "She's not Mel B anymore, she's Mel G" - but was at the receiving end when the Liverpool shirt she threw into the crowd missed the audience and landed just off the stage.

Baby Spice pulled a young boy out of the crowd to sing a cover of the Supremes' Baby Love, but it was Mel C's voice that was clearly the strongest out of the four.

Family show

The girls encored with Chic's We Are Family and a burst of fireworks closed the show after two hours.

The audience was mainly composed of families - who had each paid out £25 per person to see the group play.

But despite the cost, most of the parents there seemed to be enjoying themselves - and the smiles on the children's' faces showed that whatever the Spice Girls do next, they've got an army of fans who will back them all the way.

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