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Little Mix’s Jesy Nelson dons Union Jack dress in honour of ‘idol’ Geri Horner

She paid tribute to her favourite Spice Girl

Little Mix star Jesy Nelson donned a Union Jack dress as she paid tribute to her “idol” Geri Horner.

The pop star, 27, dressed up as the Spice Girl on Saturday, sharing pictures of the outfit with her 4.7 million Instagram followers.

Jesy wore a dress made famous by Horner – known as Ginger Spice – during the 1990s at the height of the Spice Girls’ fame.

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The Romford-born star captioned the post: “So, since I was five years old all I’ve ever wanted to be was Ginger Spice. She was my ultimate idol because she was bold, fearless and the ultimate girl power pin up.

“My mum took me to Romford Market to get a Union Jack dress but they’d all sold out so I cried the whole way home.”

In a reference to TV talent show Stars In Their Eyes, which was hosted by Matthew Kelly, Jesy added: “Well tonight Matthew, I am Ginger Spice.”

Nelson shared another picture, tagging Horner and writing: “It’s a dream come true being you tonight.”

Her Little Mix bandmate Perrie Edwards commented: “Unreal.”

The Spice Girls are the best-selling female group of all-time, with about 85 million records sold worldwide.

In November, the band announced they were reuniting for a UK tour in 2019, minus Victoria Beckham, aka Posh Spice.

Instead, Geri will be joined by Scary Spice Mel B, Sporty Spice Melanie Chisholm (Mel C) and Baby Spice Emma Bunton.

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Victoria wished her former bandmates good luck on their series of concerts in a statement.

She said in a statement: “Being in the Spice Girls was a hugely important part of my life and I wish my girls so much love and fun as they go back on tour, I know they will put on an amazing show and the fantastic fans past and present are going to have a wonderful time!”

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