BERKSHIRE boasts some of the world's most famous celebrities including the likes of singer Elton John and actor George Clooney.

The riverside town of Maidenhead is renowned for its star-studded connections, with Sir Michael Parkinson and Peter Jones residing there.

One of the UK's biggest girl bands also lived in this small town - and no we're not talking about Little Mix.

The Spice Girls really, really, really lived in Maidenhead, ah.

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Royal Borough Observer: Boyn Hill Road, Maidenhead taken on Thursday, January 6. Photo by Slough Observer

Last year, the British girl group featuring Melanie Brown, also known as Mel B, Melanie Chisholm, or Melanie C, Emma Bunton, Geri Halliwell and Victoria Beckham, celebrated the iconic "Wannabe" single turning 25.

But did you know the group started their life-changing career in Maidenhead?

The girls rented out a house on Boyn Hill Road after they were put together to try and form their 'girl power' friendship.

Mel B, Mel C, Victoria and Geri lived in the house (albeit with Michelle Stephenson instead of Emma Bunton).

The band was called Touch at the time before the Spice Girls found fame in 1996.

According to the BBC, the group lived on very little money, spending every day in a rehearsal studio working on dance routines and songs.

Michelle was later replaced by Emma, and the girls moved out when they split with the managers that had put them together.