It’s been 22 years since the Spice Girls took part in their famous Walkers Crisps ads as a five-piece.
And now they’re at it again, seen on location over the weekend in London, shooting a modern version of the commercial for the snack brand, having reformed last year.
Only this time around, they’re down a member, with Victoria Beckham not present due to her decision to sit the reunion out; and even existing star Mel B was left slightly out in the cold at one point during filming.
Walk(ers) Of Life: Spice Girls Geri Horner, Mel C and Emma Bunton shared an intimate group hug on the set of their new Walkers Crisps advert – while Mel B loitered on her own – in London, as excitement builds for the band’s comeback tour
Scary Spice, 43, was seen strutting along so, clad head-to-toe in leopard print, as the other three – Mel C, 45, Geri Horner, 46, and Emma Bunton, 43 – engaged in a sweet group hug between takes.
Each of the ladies were seen modelling a variant of their looks from back in the day, when they first shot to fame.
Mel B’s ensemble consisted of a low-cut top with matching trousers, adding height to her frame with a pair of ankle boots, also in animal print.
Her brunette locks were styled into voluminous curls for the shoot, reminiscent of her ‘do from the 1990s, when they first hit the scene.
The girls are coming back again! It’s been 22 years since the Spice Girls took part in their famous Walkers Crisps ads as a five-piece
Tasty: The ladies were on location over the weekend in London, shooting a modern version of the commercial for the snack brand, having reformed last year
Mel C sported a blue tennis dress with red trimmings and a crisp white shirt, completing her look with a pair of box fresh white trainers.
The star appeared to be showcasing a semi-smart take on her Sporty Spice look.
Emma was seen channeling her sweet Baby Spice persona, in a white and pink gingham dress with structured shoulders and frilled sleeves.
She has recently added streaks of pink to her blonde mane, ramping the sweetness up a little extra.
And Geri cut an elegant figure for the campaign, wearing a white dress with nude heels, styling her locks into a ponytail.
This smart ensemble might have suited absent-Posh Spice more than Ginger Spice, given Geri’s choice of wardrobe during the band’s glory days.
She was known for daring ensembles, such as the famous Union Jack mini-dress she sported for the BRIT Awards 1997, which was in fact fashioned out of a small tea-towel.
The ensemble famously flashed Geri’s black underwear as the group belted out their hit Who Do You Think You Are? to the adoring crowd.
Geri then changed into a busty pink sparkling number for when it was time to accept their awards that evening.
But it was a much demurer look for the new crisps campaign, as Geri strutted around the set in the figure-hugging gown, without so much as a hint of underwear on show.
Ginger Spice also shared a behind-the-scenes snap from the shoot to her Instagram account where she posed alongside Emma. ‘Fun day with the girls’, she wrote alongside the photo.
The shoot was taking place on a residential street, with the focus on one suburban house in particular.
There was no sign of long-standing face of Walkers, Gary Lineker – who starred alongside the girls in the original ads.
In the 1997 commercial, the girls were seen trying to seduce him in a night club, with Mel C asking the football star if he wanted to ‘play ball’ – only for Gary – now 58 – to snatch her cheese and chive packet of crisps from her and tell the ladies, ‘This is what I want, what I really really want!’ in a nod to their number one single Wannabe.
A second ad then saw the girls getting their make-up done – by Gary – while they revealed the number of prizes that could be won when investing in a pack of crisps.
In 2002, Victoria – now 45 – took part in a solo ad for Walkers, after the band had gone on hiatus.
In it, she was seen entering a large manor house, sitting on a throne and tucking into a bag of then-new product, Sensations.
Gary featured in this ad on the throne next to Posh, dressed up as her husband David Beckham, tricking Victoria into giving him a taste of the ‘special’ snack.
The girls were part of a major Tesco TV campaign when they reformed for the first time just before Christmas 2007.
And they’ll be back on screens soon, in the modern-day Walkers ad.