Spice Girls Reunion: Simon Cowell 'Desperate' To Sign Group To Record New Music As Part Of 20th Anniversary Plans

He's made Mel B an offer she can't refuse.

It's one of the most eagerly-awaited comebacks in musical history (tu us, at least), and it seems Simon Cowell now is keen to get in on the Spice Girls' reunion.

The 'X Factor' boss is said to be "desperate" to sign the girlband, amid rumours they will reunite to celebrate their 20th anniversary later this year.

<strong>Former Spice Girl Mel B and Simon Cowell</strong>
Former Spice Girl Mel B and Simon Cowell
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According to The Sun, he made Mel B a formal offer for the girls to sign with his Syco record label, when she filled in for Nicole Scherzinger at 'X Factor' auditions on Friday (17 June).

Apparently Mel remained coy about the offer, telling him they had not yet finalised their plans.

<strong>The Spice Girls are set to reunite later this year</strong>
The Spice Girls are set to reunite later this year
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Simon famously passed up the chance to sign the Spice Girls in the 1990s, with the group later inking a deal with his rival Simon Fuller.

The music mogul then spend millions trying to launch rival girlband Girl Thing, only for the group to flop.

He called his decision to pass up on the Spice Girls the "biggest mistake" of his career during an interview with Jay Leno in 2013.

During an guest appearance on 'American Idol' in 2009, Victoria also said: "He is the only man in the music industry who turned down the Spice Girls – and said we would never work. I like that fact."

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