Emma Bunton, Victoria Beckham and Geri Halliwell were said to be opposed to the idea - and now the former Baby Spice has spoken out to silence the rumours.

In a post on her Twitter.com page, Emma Bunton writes, "The stories in the papers yesterday are absolute rubbish and I know our Spice fans don't believe a word of it!!!"

Melanie Chisholm adds, "Stories in UK papers about a Spice Girls album are complete nonsense. Bore off!! I am very proud to be a Spice Girl and always will be. It's the false stories which are annoying."