Talk of Spice Girls reunion is nonsense. Well they say careless talk costs lives but this is a bit harsh. There I was, down the pub the other day, trying to work out exactly when we would see the reunion tour* – and some spokesperson for a non-existent group tells me that it is nonsense. In actually fact the five living Spice Girls met for a social occasion round at Posh’s house (we can call her Posh again when it is in a Spice Girls context). I’m not discounting a singsong round the old joanna, but the official news is no greatest hits album, no reunion tour. Makes you wonder how well the SPices would do if they did reform. They would need an absolutely top-hole single behind them, but this certainly has never been a problem before. What would the world do with a reconstituted Spice Girls? Set tATu against them in some sort of all female wrestling-pop wet dream? Or welcome them back with open arms telling them that if Kylie can make a comeback, so can they.

*For the record, exactly when Mel C’s next single goes tits-up was agreed answer.