Spice Girls 'to reunite - but without Victoria Beckham'

The Spice Girls are said to be on the verge of announcing a 2019 reunion - but without Victoria Beckham.

The group has reportedly recorded a video message to be broadcast on Saturday night, ahead of an appearance on Jonathan Ross's chat show next weekend.

The Sun has reported Baby, Ginger, Scary and Sporty Spices will embark on a UK stadium tour.

The revelation that they won't be joined by Posh Spice comes after Melanie Brown threw the "ultimate shade" at Ms Beckham during Heidi Klum's Halloween party.

The singer dressed up as Posh, wearing her signature black dress and a mask of her face, while brandishing a sign that read: "NO I AM NOT GOING ON TOUR.”

The Spice Girls, formed in 1994 and one of the most successful pop groups of the decade, have not performed since the closing ceremony of the London Olympics in 2012.

They will only be returning as a four-piece, it's reported, because Ms Beckham is focusing on her fashion business.

The Spice Girls had previously performed as a four-piece for two years after Geri Halliwell quit in 1998.

The group went on hiatus in 2000, after recording their third album, Forever, and are best known for hits including Wannabe, 2 Become 1 and Spice Up Your Life.

In July, Ms Brown confirmed they would reunite this year.