It has been announced that a Spice Girls musical is in the works.

The Press Association reports that the project teams up media tycoon Simon Fuller with the creator of the hit Mamma Mia!

Judy Craymer, who is reckoned to be worth £75 million from her film and stage hit based on Abba songs, will bring her magic touch to the show, which is tentatively titled Viva Forever.

A Spice Girls musical has been rumoured for a number of months after the band met up to discuss the project.

Craymer's previous hit has taken more than £1 billion at theatres, and the movie version of Mamma Mia! is the highest-grossing film ever released in the UK.

It is one of the first projects from Fuller's new global entertainment firm XIX. The Spice Girls became worldwide superstars in the late 1990s, guided by their manager Fuller, with a string of number one hits.

They sold more than 55 million records, packed huge venues and starred in their own movie.

Fuller said: "The girls and I are very excited to be working with Judy Craymer. What Judy has achieved with her all-conquering box office smash hit Mamma Mia! and what the Spice Girls created with their powerful record-breaking mix of 'girl power' and hit songs, has influenced pop culture more than anyone can imagine.”