Olympic Closing Ceremony performers bond

Russell Brand has revealed that he’s got a big crush on Geri Halliwell.

The comedian performed at the Olympic Closing Ceremony on Sunday night and he particularly enjoyed seeing the Spice Girls on top of taxis singing hits Wannabe and Spice Up Your Life.

‘I’ve got Spice Girls mania all over again now,’ says Russell, 37.

‘It’s like going back to 1996.

‘I’ve got a massive crush on Geri Halliwell too, so everything in the world was as it should be.’

Russell sang The Beatles’ I Am The Walrus on top of a psychedelic bus and enjoyed the whole evening. 

‘Everyone was lovely – it was a great atmosphere,’ Russell tells the Daily Mirror.

‘I know the Spice Girls anyway but I met Tinie Tempah, I love that kid, and George Michael was really, really cool.

‘The girls were absolutely lovely – I love Geri, and Victoria Beckham was really nice too. She’s actually a lot of fun.’

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Anna Francis