10 Things You Didn’t Know About The Spice Girls

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The Spice Girls are arguably the biggest girl group of all time, but we bet you didn’t know that they (sort of) have a Simon Cowell connection! On The Tonight Show With Jay Leno on Monday night, The X Factor judge revealed his biggest career regret — he missed out on landing a deal with The Spice Girls.

The exact details are a little muddled as he says he offered them a deal and was too late, while the group says he turned them down as Victoria Beckham revealed in 2009, “He is the only man in the music industry who turned down the Spice Girls – and said we would never work. I like that fact.” He’s probably not too upset about it — just look at One Direction!

Regardless, this got us thinking about all the other Spice Girls fun facts you probably didn’t know — or may have forgotten about by now. Check them out by clicking through the gallery below!