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We're all sitting here, living our best lives, trying to speed up time so that Drag Race UK will FINALLY AIR on our screens sometime soon.

The creators of RuPaul's Drag Race, World of Wonder, confirmed the big news that a British version of the show was coming to BBC3 on Twitter months ago.

Mama Ru herself issued a statement, writing: “I am beyond excited to celebrate the massive charisma, uniqueness, nerve and talent of the Queen’s queens.

Before anyone asks, yes, we would be thrilled to have Meghan Markle join us, as we are already preparing a 'Royal-Mother-To-Be' runway challenge.”

With Alan Carr and Graham Norton already announced as celebrity judges for the show, it has just been confirmed that Ginger Spice Geri Horner and Little Mix's Jade Thirlwall will also join the panel.

Opening up about her appreciation for drag, Horner said;

“I just love how drag encourages people to be exactly who they are. This show has brought so much joy and pride to people all over the world, I can’t wait for everyone to see the amazing queens representing the UK in this first ever series."

Jade also gave a joyful statement as another official girlband princess,  saying:

“I love absolutely everything about drag. I love that it’s art. I love how fabulous it is, how fun it is, I love that you can transform your body into a fantastic beautiful woman… the whole thing! I just wish in my next life I can be a drag queen.”

Game of Thrones' most badass assassin, Maisie Williams, has also signed up to be a guest judge.

The show dooesn't have an air date or a trailer as of yet, but we'll be keeping a look out.

Controller of BBC Three, Damian Kavanagh, described the achievement of the BBC acquiring the show: “Needless to say, we’re delighted that BBC Three will be the home of a new UK version of Drag Race.

“It is one of the biggest entertainment titles in the world and anticipation levels for a UK version have been at feverish levels. With heart, humour and the un-imitable RuPaul, Drag Race is going to take BBC Three to a whole new level.”

The show is set to be filmed in London, and casting directors will be searching far and wide for the best drag artists in the UK and Ireland with massive budgets for costumes and production.

RuPaul has an extensive following over in this part of the world, so we'll see if the new queens will give the original USA stars a run for their money.

We can't wait to see what UK and Irish drag artists bring to the party, but with a judging panel as incredible as this, what's not to love?

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Ahead of the much-anticipated Spice Girls reunion concert at Croke Park tonight, why not watch the new mini-series centring around five die-hard fans of the 90s girl-band?

'People of the World, Spice up your Life!' is a message the world can't seem to forget, and the supergroup have achieved some incredible feats in their day. 

In 1996, when the girl-band exploded into our homes, it's safe to say they made an everlasting impact on the lives of millions of people around the world.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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RTÉ Player is now showing five short documentaries, called Spice Up Your Life!, for a nostalgic trip down memory lane.

20 years may have gone by, but the intensity and passion of the band's fan-base lives on. The documentary series interviews five massive fans about their love for Baby Spice, Sporty Spice, Crazy Spice, Posh Spice and Baby Spice.

Whether it was in times of friendship, love, loss, ambition, travelling the world or even bulling, The Spice Girls influences the lives of these fans irreversibly and made them who they are today.

Spice Up your Life is the nostalgic trip down memory lane we all need, exploring how the message of one girl-group can leave an enduring effect on the world.

These fve individual short documentaries, revolving around the personal stories of Niamh & Caitriona, Anthony, Alex, Lisa and Clara, will leave you entertained and reminiscing on 1990s girl power.

Victoria Beckham, Geri Halliwell, Mel B, Emma Bunton and Mel C brought some amazing tunes to our repertoire, and Wannabe lives on as the biggest track of 1996.

We'll miss Posh Spice on stage tonight, but it's still set to be an incredible show.

1. Ex-Fair City actor Anthony Delaney

Growing up gay in rural Kilkenny, The Spice Girls' message of individualism guided 35-year-old Anthony Delaney through the tough times in his life.

Niamh Kelly & Caitriona O’Brien

Through thick and thin, 37-year-old Niamh Kelly and Caitriona O'Brien's mutual adoration of The Spice Girls has formed a close friendship lasting over 25 years.

Lisa Curran – Kerry

31-year-old vocal coach Lisa Curran found inspiration in The Spice Girls' message through her son Christopher. Her little boy was born with autism, and the band's message helped him to accept that he was different.

Alex Le Moss – via Brazil

Alex Le Moss, who is a brand new Irish citizen, learned English through his mother's translation of the Spice Girls lyrics. He grew up in Brazil with dreams of travelling across the world to meet the band.

Clara Caslin – Dublin

Clara Caslin's dad bought her tickets to see the Spice Girls in concert back in 1997. He has since passed away, but she was first in the queue this year to get tickets for the Croke Park gig.

Each of the five documentaries are special and heart-warming in their own way, take a look now on RTÉ Player to get you in the mood for tonight's exciting gig.

Spice Up Your Life is brought to you by Docland, a new online short-form documentary strand presented by RTÉ Documentaries for the RTÉ Player.

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Spice Girls fans, listen up. 

Remember that ICONIC Union Jack tour bus from the 1997 flick, Spice World?

You can now rent the real thing on Airbnb and live like a 90s queen for the night.

For people like me, who had that green videotape and dressed up in leopard print on a daily basis as a child, this is EXCITING. 

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A host on an Airbnb listing is letting you have a chance to spend one night in the exact tour bus, located in London's Wembley Park neighbourhood.

And if you think the outside looks cool, wait till you see the interior

It's decked out in full 90s nostalgic decor and has a mounted television, a "Girl Power" neon light hanging on the wall, and a dining booth.

Then when it's bedtime you can snooze off in a queen-size bed, or have a dance under two disco balls if you wanna party like it's 1999.

So how much do you have to fork out so spend a night like a Spice Girl?

At £99 a night it ain't bad but there's one thing – it's only free for June 14 and 15.

Annndd… it only sleeps three people.

If you do manage to grab a spot, there are a few other rules which are…No pets, smoking, dress '90s, sing at the top of your lungs and bring your Girl Power.

You can book the Spice Bus on Airbnb starting on May 22 at 8am BST. 

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These days, giving girl band members obvious, clichéd and kinda offensive nicknames would not go down too well, but back in the Nineties, it was the height of coolness.

Sporty, Posh, Scary, Baby and Ginger formed one of the most popular girl bands of that era, The Spice Girls, and we've finally learnt how their nicknames came about.

Speaking to The Huffington Post this week, Mel B admitted the girls didn't choose their monikers themselves.

Turns out, it was the result of some seriously lazy journalism from Top of the Pops writer Peter Lorraine, who gave the five girls their titles rather than remember their real names.

Mel admitted that herself, Victoria, Emma, Mel C and Geri were happy to go along with his suggestion.

"We were like, 'Oh, well, that kind of works,'" she explained. "'I don't mind my name. Do you like your name? Baby? Posh?' We were like, 'Let's just go with it.'"

The iconic girl group are coming back together this year for an epic UK and Ireland tour. 

The reunion has been in the works for a while now, since Mel B dropped hints about it last summer.

 Unfortunately, Victoria Beckham won’t be joining the girls on tour.

Posh Spice may not be there to shimmy around arenas to Wannabe, but there’s no doubt the tour will be a massive success.

Tickets went go on sale on Saturday, November 10 at 10:30am, and as predicted,t hey sold out in minutes. 

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Renowned Hollywood actor Eddie Murphy has become a father for the tenth time, welcoming a beautiful baby boy with his fiancé Paige Butcher on Friday.

Murphy's publicist released a statement on the couple's behalf, saying that their new bundle of joy Max Charles Murphy weighed 6lb 11oz.

The 57-year-old Beverley Hills Cop actor has nine other children, and Max is his second child with 39-year-old Paige Butcher.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The couple have been dating since 2012, and their second child, an adorable little girl named Izzy, is now two-years-old.

Max Charles Murphy is 29 years younger than Eric, his eldest half sibling, who Murphy had with former partner Paulette McNeely. 

The actor and comedian has five other children were with his ex-wife Nicole Murphy, who he spent 22 years with, and had Bria, 28, Miles, 25, Shayne, 23, Zola, 18, and Bella, 16.

His son Christian was born while Murphy was with Tamara Hood, and his daughter Angel is from his relationship with Spice Girl Mel B.

The statement also commented that both Paige and Max are healthy and doing well.

How does he keep track of them all, it's legit Cheaper By the Dozen.

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This morning, thousands flocked to Ticketmaster to try and secure tickets for the opening night of iconic 90s girl band The Spice Girls reunion world tour. 

However, many struggled to get the tickets they so desperately sought. Taking to Twitter, hundreds complained that they were unable to find tickets, b elieving the gig to be sold out. 

However, after a quick search of the site, it seems that more tickets have been released. 

As of 9.45am, there are still tickets available for the standard price of €99.50.

It seems that Standing room tickets are gone, but seating and tiered seating remain for their May 24th gig. 

With true girl power, they will be the first girl group ever to headline Croke Park.

The iconic 90s group broke Ticketmaster's records when the original tour dates sold out, becoming the site's busiest ever sale – so we're not surprised people are having trouble today. 

According to the search result, there are over 337 different types opf tickets available for the gig. 

Prices range from €69.00 to €191.00 for Golden Circle tickets.

 

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If you weren't able to get Spice Girls tickets, don't worry!

The Spice Girls are kicking off their 2019 Stadium tour in Dublin.

Fans are thrilled to see their favourite girl band come to the Irish stage, for it's been 21 years since their last performance in the Emerald Isle.

“I’ve said it sooo many times I’m beside myself it’s actually happening yipppeeee," Mel B said about the upcoming tour. 

"I’m now properly screaming it from every rooftop – me and my girls will see you all on stage!” 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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With true girl power, they will be the first girl group ever to headline Croke Park.

The girls will be performing on May 24, 2019, and tickets go on sale this Thursday November 22 at 9:00am.

The iconic 90s group broke Ticketmaster's records when the original tour dates sold out, becoming the site's busiest ever sale.

So make sure you're prepared to get them as soon as the hour strikes. This is their only Irish date and it'll sell out fast.

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Spice Girls and Girl Power are two things that have just always gone together. 

And it's something that the girl band are keeping close to their hearts as they unveiled this weekend.

The pop group – minus Posh – have announced that they've teamed up with Comic Relief to create a T-shirt which will raise money for women's charities. 

It seems that female solidarity is what they are, and always will be, about. 

All profits from the #IWannaBeASpiceGirl T-shirt will go to Comic Relief's Gender Justice campaign.

The band released a statement saying that, ''equality and the movement of people power has always been at the heart of the band. It is about equality for all, ’every boy and every girl.'''

They continued, ''we recently found out that charities focused on issues faced by women don’t get the funding that they desperately need, so launching a campaign to raise funds for these issues is incredibly important to us and an area we want to support.”

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The release of the charity T-shirt coincides with Equal Pay Day 2018, which is the date women in the UK begin working for free until the end of the year because of the gender pay gap.

In other news with the girls, they have expanded their summer 2019 reunion tour from six UK stadium dates to 11 as the demands for tickets have soared.

Well done ladies, it's a fantastic cause. 

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Well, it's offish lads – the Spice Girls are coming back.

Yes, the '90's pop superstars have confirmed that they are reuniting for a major stadium tour across the United Kingdom.

The sad news is that Posh Spice won't be coming along for the ride, however, she has broken her silence on why this is and we're obvs devo. 

She took to Instagram to address the reunion.

She wrote, ''today marks a special day for the girls as they announce the first tour dates since we performed together in 2012! I won't be joining my girls on stage again but being in the Spice Girls was a hugely important part of my life and I wish them so much love and fun as they go back on tour next year.''

She continued,  ''I know they will put on an amazing show and the fantastic fans past and present are going to have a wonderful time! X vb #spicegirls #friendshipneverends.'' 

The award-winning group, who formed in 1994 and went on to become one of the most successful acts of the decade, last performed together at the London Olympics closing ceremony in 2012.

Fans were obviously devastated at his news with many of Victoria's 23.3 million followers quickly commenting on her post.

One wrote, ''no Posh? It’s not Spice Girls when there’s one missing.''

While another said, ''we really really want is see you with the girls. Come on and do it.''

It's clear to see – we want you to join, VB – there really is no Spice Girls without Posh. 

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The Spice Girls have FINALLY confirmed they are reuniting for a major stadium tour across the United Kingdom. Unfortunately, Victoria Beckham won’t be joining the girls on tour.

Posh Spice may not be there to shimmy around arenas to Wannabe, but there’s no doubt the tour will be a massive success.

The band announced the tour with a news bulletin style video.

Emma Bunton, Mel C, Geri Halliwell and Mel B will perform across the UK with a string of stadium concerts scheduled in for June 2019.

The popstars will perform in Manchester, Coventry, Sunderland, Edinburgh, Bristol and London, and rumour has it they’ll be announcing a world tour very soon, so keep your eyes peeled for additional dates.

Tickets will go on sale on Saturday, November 10 at 10:30 am and you’d Wannabe quick because there’s no doubt they’ll be swiped up.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The girlband haven’t performed together since 2012, so fans are overjoyed to hear they’re getting back together.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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I’ll Be There singer Jess Glynne will support the Spice Up Your Life singers on their stadium tour

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Two of the iconic Spice Girls reunited on the red carpet last night – Victoria and Mel C.

Victoria Beckham shared a snapshot with her old friend, raving about her musical performance last night.

Both dawned gorgeous black dresses. Victoria wore an elegant long gown that hugged her small frame in a flattering way.

And Mel C chose a more performance-worthy number with puffy shoulders and shimmering sparkles.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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“So proud of Melanie,” the mum wrote. “Fantastic performance tonight!”

She also added the hashtags #friendshipneverends and #girlpower.

The two were attending Eva Longoria’s Global Gift Gala and clearly wanted to show that they are still close despite recent rumours.

Their sensational 90s pop band is reportedly reuniting for a 2019 tour, but Victoria doesn’t wish to be the fifth wheel this time.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The model is the only former member to not be joining the reunion, choosing to focus on her fashion business instead.

However, it appears that the singers are not holding it against her.

It was important to Victoria that she showed the two remained on good terms.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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She showed ample support for her long-time friend, also sharing videos of her performance on her Instagram story.

Calling her performance “amazing”, Victoria sang along to the band’s hit single 2 Become 1.

We are sad that Posh Spice won’t be joining the reunion tour but are glad that her decision hasn’t affected her relationship with the rest of the girls.

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There is great news for Spice Girl fans…

They are reportedly getting back together for a stadium tour!

The iconic group’s reunion has been in the works for a while now, since Mel B dropped hints about it this summer.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Appearing on Loose Women, she said: “We are in the works of figuring stuff out.

“All five of us have signed with Simon Fuller. I can’t say exactly what and when but it’s exciting.

“We won’t go on tour immediately, but maybe we will soon.”

And now they’ve finally agreed on a British stadium tour, according to The Sun.

They plan to make the official announcement on Monday and make a TV appearance next Saturday.

The lineup for The Jonathan Ross show was leaked, revealing the host’s plan to interview the girls about their upcoming reunion.

However, there is one special spice girl that will not be joining the tour or the TV appearance – Victoria Beckham.

Posh Spice has chosen to stay home and focus on her family and her fashion business instead.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The last time all five girls performed together was in 1998 just before Ginger Spice Geri quit the group.

Then the remaining four girls – Posh Spice Victoria, Baby Spice Emma, Scary Spice Mel B, and Sporty Spice Mel C – recorded their third album Forever.

The British pop group then took a break in 2000. And luckily for fans, they are officially back 18 years later.

They are said to start the tour at the start of next year, so stay tuned for more upcoming details about their big reunion.

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