It's back to mother England for the Spice Girls, as they kicked off the much-anticipated UK leg of their comeback tour on Saturday night.
The band opened the first of a 17 night run at London's O2 arena, telling the audience, "It's so good to be home."
"Yay, we're home!" cried Baby Spice Emma Bunton, adding, "It's so good to be home. We're back together again!" Meanwhile, Geri Halliwell said: "What a crowd - we love you London!"
Performing in London for the first time in 9 long years, it was a near miracle - seeing that Emma was on crutches just a few days ago.
According to press reports, "Emma had vowed to take the stage on crutches if she had to after spraining her ankle during a show in Las Vegas. But she managed without them and soldiered through the routines, although she left some more energetic dance moves to her band mates."
Enjoy the pictures of the Spice Girls performing at O2 Arena (December 15).