Spice Girl turned fashion designer Victoria Beckham is understood to have launched legal action in a bid to prevent her former band mates performing the group’s iconic tracks under the name GEM.

Mrs Beckham, who recently announced she had been made an OBE in the Queen’s birthday honours, is understood to have called in her legal team to prevent Emma Bunton, Mel B and Geri Horner from performing Spice Girl songs.

According to sources, her three former band mates are devastated at the move. They are said to be upset that, after Mrs Beckham was such a huge part of their lives for so long, that she is trying to prevent them from making a comeback. She is understood to have sent letters through her legal team.

New tracks

It follows the announcement last year that the trio would be getting back together, under the name GEM. They were said to be touring as well as going into the studio to record new tracks. However, Mrs Horner has already reportedly said she now wants to put plans with GEM on hold to concentrate on her family. Mrs Horner, who has a 10 year old daughter, Bluebell, is now pregnant with her second child and says that her priorities have changed.

It is understood that getting the GEM members into the studio at the same time was proving a tough task, even though they were a trio rather than a fivepiece as Mel C and Mrs Beckham chose not to take part in the comeback.

One track, called Song For Her, was leaked online. Ms Bunton said that the girls had written a track, which was leaked and stolen. She said it was not GEM’s first single, but that she was pleased at the feedback they had received. The lyrics in the track talk about a girl who is feeling lost.