Victoria Beckham is facing the first obstacle to her planned pop comeback - organisers at the Brit Awards have refused to let her perform.

The former POSH SPICE, who's been working on hip-hop tracks with American producer Damon Dash, is keen to use next year's (04) ceremony to relaunch her solo career - like former bandmate Geri Halliwell, who kicked off her own solo efforts with a provocative Brit performance.

But insiders say show bosses are none too confident about letting the stylish star appear.

One source says, "It's very unlikely she'll perform, let alone live. But she may be asked to hand out a few gongs."

11/11/2003 02:14