Victoria Beckham has ruled out making a cameo appearance when the Spice Girls return to stadiums later this year but admitted she will feel “a bit left out” when she sees the band together on stage.
The singers, including Emma Bunton, Geri Horner, Melanie Brown and Melanie Chisholm, announced last year that they are reuniting for a string of shows without Beckham.
Asked if she might make a cameo appearance, she told The Guardian: “No. Definitely not.”
Discussing if it was a difficult decision, she said: “Not at all. What I do now is my passion and a full-time job. I’m excited to see it, though.
“And I’m sure when I’m there and they are on stage, there will be a part of me that feels a bit left out. Because even after all this, a part of me will always be a Spice Girl.”
Beckham, 44, also discussed how she deals with life in the spotlight, including speculation about her marriage to former football star David Beckham and the continuous presence of photographers.
She said: “People are interested in my personal life. And sometimes that works in my favour and sometimes it’s things that I don’t like. I’m not going to let it get me down.”
She said that when her children were younger, she used to tell them that the photographers were there because their grandparents missed them and wanted to see pictures of them, adding: “It was a way of explaining it to them when they were too young to understand. They are used to it now. They’ve all grown up with it.
“They understand that they have to act in a responsible way because of it. But they will make mistakes – we all do. And theirs will be in the public eye.”
Beckham said she has no plan to relocate their family to Florida, despite her husband’s ownership role at Inter Miami CF.
She said: “It’s a fantastic city, and David and I are partners in every business venture that we have. We have made some great friends there and socialise with their families, so we will go regularly. But the kids are happy at school, we are close to our families and we love being in London.”
It is at their home in London that Beckham completes her gruelling exercise regime, saying she gets up between 5.30am and 6am, so that she can get some of her workout in before the school run, starting with “a mix of uphill fast walking, jogging, running,” to complete 7km on the treadmill.
She said: “It takes 45 minutes. Then I work out with a trainer – 30 minutes legs, 30 minutes arms, toning and conditioning, then loads of planks and that kind of thing for my core.
“At the weekend I will do the whole thing straight through, but in the week I often jump in the car halfway through to take the kids to school, then carry on when I get home.
“I work out every day when I’m at home, and then when I travel I really focus on work so I can get as much done as possible in a short trip and get home.”