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Spice Girls 'pull out of X Factor final performance' and won't make a comeback until 2017

Mirror logo Mirror 8/12/2016 Zoe Shenton
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The Spice Girls have reportedly pulled out of their X Factor final performance.

Geri Horner, Emma Bunton and Mel B were due to make their big comeback this Saturday do perform a duet with Louis Walsh's boyband 5 After Midnight, who previously sang Spice Girls hit Say You'll Be There on the ITV show.

But the plans are said to have fallen through at the last minute.

“The girls were very keen to make it happen and negotiations went on throughout the week," a source said.

“But at the end of the day they couldn’t make the schedules work. Mel B was in town for the filming of Lip Sync Battle, but she has to get to New York to start rehearsals for Chicago on Broadway.

Credits: Thames/Syco © Provided by Trinity Mirror Plc Credits: Thames/Syco “They did everything they could to make the schedules work at the end of the day but it just couldn’t happen," they added to The Sun.

It's believed Louisa Johnson and Clean Bandit will take the trio's place.

Meanwhile, X Factor front-runner Saara Aalto, mentored by Sharon Osbourne, and American Idol star Adam Lambert are set to team up for Saturday's live show.

Matt Terry was rumoured to be duetting with James Arthur, but the Back from the Edge singer has ruled himself out of the show.

The 28-year-old star had initially been lined up by the show's boss Simon Cowell to sing with his act Emily Middlemas before she was eliminated from the show last weekend, but it seems James knew nothing about that arrangement. 

He took to Twitter and said: "I wont be performing on the show. You lot have seen enough of me this year."

It has been confirmed, too, that all of this year's finalists, including rapper Honey G, are set to return to the programme for a last group performance.

Mirror TV has contacted a spokesperson for the Spice Girls for comment.

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