Despite sending the world into meltdown when she claimed she’d slept with Spice Girls band mate Geri Horner at the height of their fame, Mel B denies the claims in an unearthed interview.
In the footage, which was filmed in 2000, the star reportedly claimed she’d kissed all members of the group, but never slept with Geri.
When asked about it, she responded: ‘Sexual partners, you mean? Nah. We were the best of mates for a long time. But we never had sex.’
The 43-year-old added, in the interview obtained by The Sun, that the first thing she’d done after getting her tongue pierced was kiss all of her bandmates.
‘I wanted to know what it felt like to have a snog from a woman with a pierced tongue. They said it felt alright,’ she recalled.
Scary Spice dropped the bombshell confession about Geri during an interview on Piers Morgan’s Life Stories.
‘She’s going to hate me for this because she’s all posh in her country house and her husband. But it’s a fact. It just happened and we just giggled at it and that was it,’ she told the host.
‘We were best friends. It just happened. Have you ever done that? Yeah and I’ve said it now. All done.’
Ginger Spice later denied the claims with her reps releasing the statement: ‘It has been very disappointing to read about all these rumours again, especially on Mother’s Day of all days.
‘Geri is really grateful for your support and loyalty for so many years.
‘She loves the Spice Girls: Emma, Melanie, Melanie and Victoria. She would like you to know that what has been reported recently is simply not true and has been very hurtful to her family.’
Since then, all hell has broken loose, with it being claimed that Geri ‘doesn’t want to be in the same room’ as Mel – which could prove a slight problem for that world tour they’re supposed to be embarking on.
‘The gigs are going ahead no matter what, but all the girls are prepared for more epic rows,’ an insider claimed.
‘At the moment Geri doesn’t even want to be in the same room as Mel B,’ they added to Grazia UK. ‘There’s no way more worldwide dates will be added.’
Meanwhile, the 46-year-old has been spotted re-learning the choreography to the band’s classic Spice Up Your Life. Clearly tour prep waits for no woman.
Emma Bunton also recently broke her silence on the claims, as she said on Chris Evans’ breakfast show: ‘It’s the first I’ve heard of it.’
On her band mate, Baby Spice added: ‘It’s a laugh, with Mel, you take everything with a pinch of salt, she’s great fun.’
Reps for Mel B declined to comment when contacted by Metro.co.uk.
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