It might all be poppycock and balderdash, but news sources have been reporting today that what remains of the Spice Girls - Geri Halliwell (now Horner), Mel B and Emma Bunton - are searching for two new faces, to replace Victoria Beckham and Mel C.
While Posh Spice's reluctance to re-join the band that ruled the 90s has been well documented, Mel C's defection has been a more recent event.
Apparently she decided back in April that she'd had enough spicing up of her life and was heading for simpler pleasures than snappy tracksuits and high-kicks.
So, in the event that the remaining Spices *are* looking for new recruits, we thought we'd offer our advice on potential fantasy line-ups.
After a quick straw poll around the ELLE office, suggestions have come in the form of:
Nicole Scherzinger - a.k.a. Enthusiastic Spice
A little bit shrill, perhaps, but boy would she give it some welly.
Helen Mirren - a.k.a. Dame Spice
A more refined spice, for sophisticated tastes.
Joan Collins - a. k. a. Dynasty Spice / Disdainful Spice
Geri, those pvc thigh-highs have got to go. Now.
Emma Watson - a.k.a. Feminist Spice
Putting the 'girl power' back into girl bands.
Angela Merkel - a.k.a. Angela Merkel Spice
In true Germanic form, this spice is straight down the line; does what it says on the tin.
But really, if we're being utterly honest with ourselves, in place of a Spice Girls reunion we'd really rather see a revival of the Dawn French, Jennifer Saunders and Cathy Burke 'Sugar Lumps' line-up.