GERI Horner broke down when a fan performed the first single released by the Spice Girls after her exit last night on BBC show All Together Now.
Contestant Ben crooned the emotional lyrics penned in 1998 as an ode to her departure, and Ginger Spice, 46, was forced to wipe away tears.
refer to caption. Geri Horner welled up as she heard wannabe Ben sing Spice Girl hit Goodbye
She asked him afterwards: “Ben, do you know what the history behind that song is?”
And he replied: ‘I thought it was the message they had to you when you left the band.”
Geri said that he was right, adding: “So when I left the band it was really sad and (your performance) completely brought me back to that moment.
“Bringing all those feelings back. It wasn’t bad what you did, it was quite a ballsy choice.”
BBC Ben told her he knew that the song had a special meaning for her
BBC She admitted it was a ‘ballsy’ decision by Ben to sing the track that was the band’s farewell song to her
Her emotional appearance comes after a furious Geri hit out at claims by Scary Spice Mel B, 43, that the pair had sex during the group’s early days.
Ginger Spice, 46, said Scary “needs to keep her mouth shut”, but will not back out of the tour for the sake of fans.
She’s already hired a voice coach to ensure her singing is note perfect for the group’s reunion tour.
Geri is said to be “taking no chances” of being shown up on stage.
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The group start rehearsals next month for their 13-date tour, which kicks off on May 24.
An insider said: “Geri is anxious to make sure she is up to standard when the girls get back together.
“She doesn’t want to be humiliated, so she has hired a singing instructor.
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“The girls are all aware the scrutiny is going to be pretty intense, but Geri is the only one who has gone to these lengths.
She doesn’t want to be the one people point the finger at if it isn’t note perfect.”
Meanwhile Mel recently said Posh Spice Victoria Beckham, 44, snubbed the reunion as she is “petrified” of performing again.
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