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Spice Girls icon Mel C has claimed the former girlband were "never asked" to play at Glastonbury Festival.

The songstress, 47, made the revelation on a recent podcast after bandmate Emma Bunton previously insisted they were asked along to the event.

In 2019 during an appearance on Zoe Ball's Radio 2 show, Emma shared that the girls were approached by Glasto ahead of their comeback tour.

She said: "We have been asked, we're going to see how this tour goes first."

But Mel C doesn't recall this happening.

"I can tell you the absolute truth, we've never been approached," she admitted on The Search Engine Podcast.

Mel C says the girls were 'never asked' to perform at the festival
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Sporty Spice added: "I would love to play Glastonbury, in fact, all the girls would. But yeah, haven't yet had that call."

The pop group – consisting of Melanie, Emma, Victoria Beckham, Mel B and Geri Horner – recently celebrated their 25th anniversary of Wannabe.

And in the coming months, they are set to release their first song in 14 years.

The iconic group have revealed new track Feed Your Love is available to stream on July 9, before fans can get a physical copy of the song on July 23.

The Spice Girls in 1995
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Their new material comes to mark the legendary group's Wannabe anniversary celebrations.

Original hit Wannabe is the seventh best-selling single of all time with over 1.3million CD single and download sales.

Baby, Scary, Ginger, Posh and Sporty Spice captured the imagination of a worldwide audience when they famously formed back in 1994.

They shot to fame back in the 90s
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They are releasing a new single in July
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And now the girls, who have all stayed in the celebrity limelight ever since, are hoping to embrace a special year to celebrate their achievements and to treat fans who have followed their incredible journey.

“The Spice Girls belong to everyone and that’s why we want to mark 25 years of Wannabe by celebrating our incredible fans," they shared on Twitter at the time.

“There is a Spice Girl within all of us, and their rise to fame was a story lived by millions of us around the world… it’s time for those stories to be told.”

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As well as their eagerly-anticipated EP, the band have also launched the #IAmASpiceGirl campaign to celebrate “people power”.

Celebrities including the hit singers Adele and Sam Smith have already posted quotes, as has the Hollywood actress Blake Lively, a big fan of the group growing up.

The Mirror has contacted Glastonbury for a comment.

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