Charli XCX is desperate to work with the Spice Girls.

The 24-year-old singer/songwriter is getting ready to release her hotly anticipated third album in May and would have loved to have got any member of the girl group on the LP.

Although a collaboration didn't happen for her new record, Charli is determined to get Baby Spice Emma Bunton, Scary Spice Mel B, Posh Spice Victoria Beckham, Sporty Spice Mel C or Ginger Spice Geri Horner on her next album.

She is quoted by the Daily Star newspaper as saying: ''I wish the Spice Girls were on this album. Maybe Mel B could be on the next album? Or Baby Spice?''

Charli has made no secret that she is a big Spice Girls fan, while her favourite artist is Britney Spears.

The 'After The Afterparty' hitmaker insists the pure pop vibe of those acts has influenced her upcoming ''party'' album - which features SOPHIE, Stargate and American rapper Lil Yachty on the follow-up to 2014's 'Sucker'.

She previously said: ''On my previous record, I was really annoyed at the music industry and felt like I had something to prove. After that, I didn't feel I had anything to prove anymore. Also one of my favourite hobbies is partying, and I realised that I never actually made a party album. I never made an album that I would want to hear at a club.

''It was very indulgent in that sense because I just wanted to make an album that I could get f***ed up to. It's the soundtrack to might nights.''