It has been four years in the waiting, but all five Spice Girls have reunited and posed for their first picture as part of the Viva Forever musical.

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The Spice Girls reunite for the launch of the musical of Viva Forever

Mel B, Mel C, Geri Halliwell, Emma Bunton and Victoria Beckham have come together for the launch of the West End production at London's Renaissance Hotel, St Pancras - which was the setting for their first video, Wannabe.

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The girls were all smiles - except for Posh, obv - as they posed for photos with the show's writer Jennifer Saunders and producer Judy Cramer.

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  • (L to R) Melanie Brown aka Mel B, Melanie Chisholm aka Mel C, Jennifer Saunders, Geri Halliwell, Judy Craymer, Emma Bunton and Victoria Beckham pose at the press launch of 'Viva Forever', a new musical based on the music of The Spice Girls, at the St Pancras Renaissance Hotel on June 26, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Dave M. Benett/Getty Images)

  • (L to R) Melanie Brown aka Mel B, Melanie Chisholm aka Mel C, Jennifer Saunders, Geri Halliwell, Judy Craymer, Emma Bunton and Victoria Beckham pose at the press launch of 'Viva Forever', a new musical based on the music of The Spice Girls, at the St Pancras Renaissance Hotel on June 26, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Dave M. Benett/Getty Images)

  • (L to R) Melanie Brown aka Mel B, Melanie Chisholm aka Mel C, Geri Halliwell, Emma Bunton and Victoria Beckham pose at the press launch of 'Viva Forever', a new musical based on the music of The Spice Girls, at the St Pancras Renaissance Hotel on June 26, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Dave M. Benett/Getty Images)

  • (L to R) Melanie Brown aka Mel B, Melanie Chisholm aka Mel C, Geri Halliwell, Emma Bunton and Victoria Beckham pose at the press launch of 'Viva Forever', a new musical based on the music of The Spice Girls, at the St Pancras Renaissance Hotel on June 26, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Dave M. Benett/Getty Images)

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    Judy Craymer (left) and Jennifer Saunders (right) during a photocall at the St Pancras Renaissance Hotel in London to launch Viva Forever, a musical featuring songs from the Spice Girls, which will opens at the Piccadilly Theatre on the 11th December 2012.

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    Jennifer Saunders (top left) and Judy Craymer (top right) pose with the Spice Girls (from left to right) Melanie Brown (Mel B), Melanie Chisholm (Mel C), Geri Halliwell, Emma Bunton and Victoria Beckham during a photocall at the St Pancras Renaissance Hotel in London to launch Viva Forever, a musical featuring songs from the Spice Girls, which will opens at the Piccadilly Theatre on the 11th December 2012.

  • Viva Forever musical launch

    Jennifer Saunders (third right) and Judy Craymer (third left) pose with the Spice Girls (from left to right) Melanie Brown (Mel B), Melanie Chisholm (Mel C), Geri Halliwell, Emma Bunton and Victoria Beckham during a photocall at the St Pancras Renaissance Hotel in London to launch Viva Forever, a musical featuring songs from the Spice Girls, which will opens at the Piccadilly Theatre on the 11th December 2012.

  • Viva Forever musical launch

    The Spice Girls (from left to right) Melanie Brown (Mel B), Melanie Chisholm (Mel C), Geri Halliwell, Emma Bunton and Victoria Beckham during a photocall at the St Pancras Renaissance Hotel in London to launch Viva Forever, a musical featuring songs from the Spice Girls, which will opens at the Piccadilly Theatre on the 11th December 2012.

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    Victoria Beckham during a photocall at the St Pancras Renaissance Hotel in London to launch Viva Forever, a musical featuring songs from the Spice Girls, which will opens at the Piccadilly Theatre on the 11th December 2012.

  • Viva Forever musical launch

    Melanie Brown (Mel B) during a photocall at the St Pancras Renaissance Hotel in London to launch Viva Forever, a musical featuring songs from the Spice Girls, which will opens at the Piccadilly Theatre on the 11th December 2012.

  • Viva Forever musical launch

    Melanie Chisholm (Mel C) during a photocall at the St Pancras Renaissance Hotel in London to launch Viva Forever, a musical featuring songs from the Spice Girls, which will opens at the Piccadilly Theatre on the 11th December 2012.

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    Emma Bunton during a photocall at the St Pancras Renaissance Hotel in London to launch Viva Forever, a musical featuring songs from the Spice Girls, which will opens at the Piccadilly Theatre on the 11th December 2012.

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    Geri Halliwell during a photocall at the St Pancras Renaissance Hotel in London to launch Viva Forever, a musical featuring songs from the Spice Girls, which will opens at the Piccadilly Theatre on the 11th December 2012.

The group were last seen together publicly in 2008 during their world tour, following the release of charity single Headlines, which reached number 11 in the charts.

Since then Victoria has launched herself as a fashion designer, Mel B moved to Australia to become a judge on their version of The X Factor, Emma enjoyed success as a Dancing On Ice judge, while Mel C released solo material.

And Geri? Well, let's not mention the whole X Factor debacle, eh?

> IN PICS: THE SPICE GIRLS' FASHION HIGHS AND LOWS

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  • Melanie Chisholm and Dave Stewart

  • The girls spice up Prince Charles's life

  • Suits you

  • That dress

  • Early days

  • Here's looking at you

  • Fresh faced

  • Melanie Chisholm sports a blonde crop

  • Scary Spice rocks the catwalk

  • Last minute adjustments

  • Posh accessorises with a bin bag

  • Sporty by name and nature

  • Then there were four

  • Victoria squeezes into a red cat suit

  • Bodice buster

  • Victoria's black bin bag is back

> IN PICS: THE NEXT GENERATION OF SPICE GIRLS

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  • Geri Halliwell and Bluebell Madonna

  • Melanie Brown and daughter Phoenix Chi

  • Geri Halliwell and Bluebell Madonna

  • Melanie Brown and her three children

  • Emma Bunton and Jade Jones are mobbed by paparazzi as they push baby Beau through an airport

  • The Spice babies joined their mums on stage in Madison Square Garden, New York City

  • Geri Halliwell and Bluebell Madonna

  • The Beckham clan

  • Melanie Chisholm and daughter Scarlet

  • The Spice babies joined their mums on stage in Madison Square Garden, New York City

  • Victoria Beckham and baby Harper Seven

  • Spice offspring hog the stage again

  • Bumpy spice

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