Victoria Beckham never felt quite comfortable in the Spice Girls says ex-manager Simon Fuller, even when they were the biggest girl group on the planet. At the Business Innovation Awards this week, Simon revealed that Victoria's heart wasn't quite in the music industry and he had a part in her career as a fashion designer.
"Even in the Spice Girls - it was great fun, she was in the world's biggest group for two or three years - but she didn't feel comfortable," he told the audience. "She could sing pretty well, she could dance pretty well, but she always felt uncomfortable."
He continued: "When the Spice Girls broke up, she had a few songs as a solo artist but she wasn't happy and she said to me, 'Simon, I just don't want to do music any more. What do you think I should do?'"
It was then, Simon said, that he had 'eureka' moment. "It was one of those things that you get this kind of clarity of vision," he explained. "I've known Victoria since she was 18 and her passion in life was always clothes.
"She was called Posh Spice because she always wore the best dresses and she knew everything about clothes. I said, 'You should be in fashion. You should be a designer.'"
Simon added: "She's now a legitimate fashion designer... there's no stopping her. She will be - without any doubt - one of the world's greatest designers in the next few years."
In recent years, fans have been clamouring for a Spice Girls reunion tour – but Victoria has made it clear that she won't be returning to the stage. A representative for the star recently told TMZ that she has no plans to appear with the rest of the group "now or in the future", adding that she has "been very respectful about the fabulous time they had together in the past, however her focus is now very much her family and fashion business".