Victoria wants to focus on her fashion career

The Spice Girls are reportedly reforming for a new album and tour – but Victoria Beckham won’t be involved.

The group are thought to be considering either hiring a professional singer – with SugababesHeidi Range in the frame – or finding a new star through a TV talent show to take her spot.

‘The Spice Girls as a foursome is not going to get them another record deal or sell out big venues,’ says a source.

‘The cherry on the cake would be if they replaced Victoria. There would be interest in a television series, but I think they’re keen on someone with industry experience.’

Geri Halliwell is said to be in charge of organising the reunion and is hoping the hit 90s band will be as successful as Take That, who got back together in 2005 after a nine-year split.

The girls earned £10 million each for their world tour in 2007 but it’s not clear whether they’ll even be able to use the Spice Girls name without Victoria, 38.

Victoria respects all of the girls and will always support them all personally and professionally,’ her publicist tells the Mail On Sunday.

Spokesmen for Geri, 40, Emma Bunton, Mel B and Mel C either declined to comment or couldn’t be reached.

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