The Spice Girls’ London concert has sold out in just 38 seconds.

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More than one million fans registered for tickets for the 15 December show at the O2 Arena and those randomly selected in a ballot quickly bombarded the phone lines to secure their seats.

Chris Edmonds, boss of the show’s promoters Ticketmaster, said: “It was a dramatic moment – the sales went live and there was a huge surge as fans
bombarded the lines.”

Two more London dates – 16 and 18 December – have now been added to cope with the huge demand, with a fourth concert proposed for 2 January 2008.

The London concerts – which will take place at the O2 arena – are part of the band’s hotly-anticipated world tour, which starts in Vancouver on 2 December.

The reformed girl group – Victoria Beckham, Mel B, Emma Bunton, Mel C and Geri Halliwell – will also perform in Los Angeles, New York, Sydney, Cape Town and Hong Kong.

The concerts will be the first time the girls have performed as a five-piece since May 1998, after Geri sensationally quit.

They announced they were reforming in June and will release their greatest hits album next month.