Mel B takes precautions not to expose underwear during Celebrity Juice games
So, Mel, how did you feel when they asked you to step in for team captain Paddy McGuinness?
I’ve always been a big fan, and I’ve been on Keith’s shows on and off for years.
We really like each other and now we’re working together.
Were you insulted by his Bo’ Selecta! impression of you?
No! I found it really funny because his accent was so over the top.
I was like, ‘Good, keep Mel B and Scary Spice alive while I’m in the States, thank you!’
Celebrity Juice is very cheeky. Do you worry about what they’ll ask you to do?
I never say no unless it really makes me feel uncomfortable, and there are very few things that make me feel uncomfortable.
You don’t rehearse and it takes, like, four or five hours to film.
Literally anything can happen.
So you aren’t worried you might make a fool of yourself?
No, they know how to edit it well… to get the funny juicy bits but not reveal if your skirt rides up too high, or you are doing anything too exposing.
And I always wear underwear!
Or leggings if I’m involved in a game.
Why do you think the show has lasted so long (11 years)?
People need more laughter and less seriousness.
We’ve all got responsibilities, we’ve all got to get up and do humdrum stuff we wish we didn’t have to.
The more we can laugh and take the mickey out of ourselves – and each other – the better we feel at the end of the day.
You’ve been based in the US for a long time. Do you enjoy being back in England?
Yeah, when we did the last Spice Girls show back in July, I was thinking I’d go back to LA where I’ve lived for the past 15 years, but I’ve ended up staying.
My kids were loving it in Leeds, where we are surrounded by sheep and countryside and all my aunties.
We have a really big family there. Then this came along…
Any chance we might see the rest of the Spice Girls joining in the fun?
Emma’s been on the show before, and I think Mel C’s been on.
I’m not sure if Geri or Victoria have.
I was saying they should just get the four of us on it. Pay them a lot of money, so they’d have to!
No, I think they’d do it for a laugh.
Celebrity Juice is on Thur 10pm ITV2
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