It was announced last month that Emma Bunton, Geri Horner and Mel B would be reuniting as a three-piece to mark the Spice Girls’ 20th anniversary.
But Mel C is allegedly unhappy about her former bandmates’ plans to form pop trio GEM and is said to have been consulting lawyers in a bid to block the reunion.
This comes after Sporty Spice, real name Melanie Chisholm, declined the opportunity to take part, as did fashionista fifth member, Victoria Beckham.
A source said: ‘Mel has told the other girls she is consulting lawyers about whether the reunion can go ahead without her. ‘She believes she brought music credibility to the group and there is no Spice Girls without her.’
‘There was talk of using the nickname GEM but they’ve decided against that because the strength is through the Spice brand.’
The newspaper reports that the girls are still on good terms and in regular contact, however.