Geri Halliwell and Sam Smith bond in the UAE
Sam Smith has never hid his love for the Spice Girls, or his excitement over their upcoming reunion tour. So when Ginger Spice Geri Halliwell gate-crashed his dressing room during the F1 in Abu Dhabi, the Grammy Award winning singer was beyond excited to meet his idol and hang out backstage ahead of his Yas Island concert.
In a video posted on his Instagram, Geri can be seen lovingly wrapping her arms around Sam while they spoke to camera.
Sam began: “Oh my goodness, you sneaked into my dressing room and it's the best end of tour surprise ever. I love you.”
Continuing on, Geri added: “Because it can be quite lonely on tour I felt that so I thought I'd come and say hi to the Spice Boy.”
The two clearly hit it off instantly, because the very next day Sam spent the day with Geri and hubby Christian Horner at the Formula One Grand Prix at Yas Marina Circuit. The pals happily posed for photos on the grid before the Grand Prix began.
And he was in good company, because Mr Ginger Spice, Christian, is the Red Bull Formula One big boss, meaning Sam got to experience the races first-hand from the tracks.
“Such a beautiful day today at The Formula 1 Grand Prix in Abu Dhabi. Thank you so much Geri and & Christian for showing me around. Such an incredible experience seeing the hard work and power behind the sport. Won’t be forgetting today anytime soon,” Sam gushed on Instagram.
Days prior to meeting his idol in the UAE, Sam shared a photo on Instagram of himself wearing a new charity campaign T-shirt from the Spice Girls. “Everyone please, please go and support @spicegirls and their POWER UP campaign with Comic Relief by purchasing one of these cute T-shirts! It’s for a beautiful cause #iwannabeaspicegirl,” he captioned the post.
Well, Sam, we doubt you’ll ever get to be a Spice Girl (we want to be one too, TBF), but you’ve certainly infiltrated their inner circle. And we doubt you’ll have to buy tickets to their reunion tour, because we’re pretty sure Geri will hook you up.