Victoria Beckham on Spice Girls secret: "Now my mic is well and truly on"

Victoria Beckham revealed a Spice Girls secret at the National Portrait Gallery on Thursday (May 5), while attending the Vogue 100: A Century of Style exhibition. The mother of four said producers used to turn off her microphone during her Spice Girls days to give prominence to the vocals of her bandmates, Geri Halliwell, Mel C, Mel B and Emma Bunton.

According to the Sun, Victoria told Claudia Winkleman: "They used to turn it off and just let the others sing. I got the last laugh – and now my mic is well and truly on, finally."

TAP TO VIEW GALLERY Victoria Beckham Former Spice Girl Victoria Beckham has said her microphone used to be turned off

She also revealed that she got a much better deal when it came to the band's wardrobe. "I was always the one that loved fashion and it was quite a result for me because the girls always used to get their clothes for free... so there was a lot of budget for me to have my little Gucci dress."

But she admitted that she usually felt out of her comfort zone while performing with the band. "Luckily because I used to wear heels, I just used to jig about a bit and I got away with it, but it never came easily. I was always much more reserved than the other girls."

Spice Girls in 1996 The Spice Girls pictured together in 1996

Having graced the cover of British Vogue three time now, Victoria, 42, was understandably a guest of honour at the exhibition launch. She was joined on the night by her very proud eldest son Brooklyn Beckham.

The 17-year-old later took to Instagram to praise his mom's achievements and shared a snapshot of the pair standing in front of a vintage image of dad David and Victoria, who was pregnant at the time with Brooklyn.

"So proud listening to my mom speak tonight @nationalportraitgallery @britishvogue #Vogue100 love this Juergen Teller shot!@victoriabeckham @davidbeckham," he wrote.

Brooklyn Beckham and Victoria Beckham Victoria attended the Vogue exhibition with her proud son Brooklyn

Victoria's comments about her time in the Spice Girls tally with those made by the band's former manager Simon Fuller.

"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 recently revealed. "She could sing pretty well, she could dance pretty well, but she always felt uncomfortable."

"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?'

spice-girls- Simon Fuller recently revealed that Victoria felt uncomfortable in the band

"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.'"

"She's now a legitimate fashion designer... there's no stopping her," he added. "She will be - without any doubt - one of the world's greatest designers in the next few years."

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