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Comparisons are odious – just don’t tell the Spice Girls, because they’re about to hear a lot of them

Nadine O’Regan

Arts Editor and Columnist

11th November, 2018
The Spice Girls, from left, Melanie Brown, Melanie Chisholm, Emma Bunton and Geri Horner: how do they compare? PIc: PA

I’m glad for everyone who is excited that the Spice Girls are back, but I’ll tell you something: their return hit me with a mild feeling of foreboding. If the Spice Girls are back, then you know what else is back? Spice Girls comparison rituals. I’m only human, after all – and if you put a girl group in front of me, I’ll do what any sane female familiar with the 1990s does and immediately...

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