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Virgin and the Spice Girls

To celebrate the kick-off of the Spice Girls reunion world tour, the girls and their airline partner, Virgin Atlantic, have launched a competition for fans to name a Virgin jumbo jet in their honour.

Fans can vote for either Spice One, Girl Power or Spice Girl on the official Spice Girls website, www.thespicegirls.com, and the name receiving the most votes before the closing date on 5 December 2007 will win. One lucky competition entrant and their guest will be chosen at random to meet Victoria Beckham, Melanie Brown, Emma Bunton, Melanie Chisholm and Geri Halliwell at the official naming ceremony in December in the US.

Sir Richard Branson, President of Virgin Atlantic, commented: “We’re delighted to offer one of our planes for the unique ceremony, especially since the name will be chosen by Spice Girl fans worldwide. Whichever name wins, one thing is for sure – you would be plane crazy to miss out on the opportunity to take part.”

The Return of the Spice Girls world tour begins on Sunday 2 December in Vancouver, then moves on to San Jose, Los Angeles and Las Vegas. The girls fly across the Atlantic to play 17 nights at the O2 in London, and dates in Manchester, Cologne and Madrid. They return to North America for concerts in Boston, Toronto, New York and Chicago at the end of January and hope to finalise dates in Cape Town, Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Sydney and Buenos Aires.

The Spice reunion also extends to the release of a Greatest Hits album including two new songs, a documentary and a Christmas television advertisement for Tesco. The girls - all now mothers except for Mel C - attended the semi-final of the US show, Dancing with the Stars, on Monday to support Mel B in her bid to win the show. However, she eventually lost out to Brazilian racing driver Helio Castroneves.

Written by: Maxine Clarke


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