ALISON BOSHOFF: Victoria Beckham is ‘baffled’ by Geri Horner calling her the ‘father of the Spice Girls’
Geri Horner, the artist formerly known as Ginger Spice, has sparked controversy on Spice Girls by calling Victoria Beckham the father of the band.
Victoria, 49, aka Posh Spice, is unimpressed, not to say stunned, by the comment.
The comment came after the interviewer asked which band member Geri was closest to, causing the media-educated queen to dodge the question with great skill. She said, ‘Emma, I feel most protective, I always have.
“Victoria and I are the parents of the band together: she is father, I am mother.
Mel C was my best writing partner ever.
Confused: Victoria Beckham would be ‘baffled’ by Geri Horner calling her the ‘father of the Spice Girls’
On stage: Geri Horner, the artist formerly known as Ginger Spice, has sparked controversy over the Spice Girls by calling Victoria Beckham the father of the band
“Melanie B is a brave warrior standing beside you. They are all brilliant in different ways.”
Elsewhere in the interview with The times Last weekend, Geri said she asked writer William Boyd (Any Human Heart, The Romantic) for help with her Rosie Frost manuscript after meeting him at a reception at Buckingham Palace.
He told her to rewrite the whole book. “Giving him that draft was like giving Humpty Dumpty to Mozart,” she said.
However, it seems that not everyone shares her effervescent enthusiasm for her new career… as a novelist.
Geri, 51, is eager to sell the TV or movie rights to her new children’s book, Rosie Frost And The Falcon Queen. It took her an amazing nine years to write it and it will be published in October by Penguin.
However, it is not easy to get someone to believe in the story of her heroine, an orphan who attends a school for special teenagers on a mysterious island.
I hear she knocked on doors unsuccessfully for at least a year. Netflix was wooed – and said no thank you. Other major players apparently also politely declined.
Whether that has anything to do with the fact that Geri wants to write the adaptation himself is not clear.
Gutted: It comes after Victoria said she wouldn’t be reuniting with the band at Glastonbury next year following recent speculation (Spice Girls pictured in 2007)
Geri, who is married to Red Bull Formula 1 team boss Christian Horner, says someone has since bought the book, but nothing has been disclosed and a spokesperson has not returned requests for comment.
Geri previously released a series of six books about a heroine named Ugenia Lavender for younger readers, co-written with author Rian Hughes.
Before that, she was in the Spice Girls… the best-selling female group of all time.