The Spice Girls may have looked like the best of friends at Sunday's Olympic Closing Ceremony but it has emerged that the band were prepared to ditch Victoria Beckham when she said she was too busy for the show.
According to RadarOnline, the 90s band were prepared to perform without Victoria at the Closing Ceremony for the London Olympics after she had told the group she was just too busy with her fashion label and taking care of her four children.
"Danny Boyle (producer of the opening London Olympics) had been trying to get the Spice Girls to perform for over a year and a half," a source close to the ladies told Radar.
"He felt that there was no way London could host the Olympics and not have the Spice Girls perform. They hold the record for the most popular all female band in history and are a really important part of the British music scene."
"The lone holdout during the entire negotiation process leading up to the Games had been Victoria," the insider said. "Victoria said her schedule just wouldn't permit it because of commitments with her fashion line and her duties of being a mother, including daughter, Harper, who just turned one year old."
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"The ladies decided they would perform without Victoria because they felt it was a once in a lifetime opportunity to play for a worldwide audience at the Olympics. Once Victoria learned of their plans she was able to juggle her schedule to allow her to perform too."
And it's a good job that Victoria decided to join her former bandmates on the night as the band wowed fans with their classic tracks 'Wannabe' and 'Spice Up Your Life'.
After their performance a clearly excited Victoria tweeted: "We did it!! I love u girls so much!!!!! xxx vb.'' We loved it too!!
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