The Spice Girls have added four extra dates to their UK reunion tour.

The girl group will reunite as a quartet - without Victoria Beckham - for a stadium tour next year and they have added to their original six dates after huge demand when the tickets went on sale.

Two news dates each in Manchester and London have been added for fans.

Meanwhile, Geri Horner, Mel B, Mel C and Emma Bunton recently admitted they never asked Victoria to join the reunion tour because they ''assumed'' she'd be unavailable.

Mel C admitted: ''Do you know what is actually quite funny? I saw Victoria recently and obviously we've all been in contact.

''She is still very much a part of the Spice Girls, she really supports us and we really support her.

''But she did raise the point that she was never actually asked. We just presumed.''

Geri admitted they all ''knew'' Victoria wouldn't want to be involved because she's ''moved on'' and is very busy with her fashion empire.

She said: ''I spoke to her before the announcement and she has said it for years that she just doesn't want to do it anymore, so we knew that.

''She just didn't want to do it... She was busy with her fashion and she has moved on. The philosophy of us lot is that we are a band, on and off the stage and we care each other, we support each other and we support her and she has been a huge part of our lives and we care about her so it's all good.''

And the 'Wannabe' group admitted they knew Victoria wouldn't have enjoyed the tour because she doesn't like performing anymore.

Geri said: ''No [she didn't] and you don't want to make somebody do something they don't want to do.''

Emma added: ''We knew that a while back that she didn't enjoy that so much.''

However, the 'Stop' hitmakers still won't rule out hope that Victoria will join them for at least one show on the tour.

Mel B said: ''I'm always hopeful. I love the Spice Girls, they are my girls and I would love nothing better than all five of us to be together so I always put it out there but I'm happy with four too.''