Ahead of the Spice Girls’ reunion tour this summer, the group’s Scary Spice, Mel B, revealed in a bombshell interview with Piers Morgan that she slept with bandmate Geri Halliwell, aka Ginger Spice.
Mel B made the confession during a taping of Piers Morgan’s new ITV show “Life Stories” on Friday, with “Good Morning Britain” airing the clip on Monday, in which Morgan asks Mel B to respond to the longstanding rumor that she and Halliwell hooked up during the band’s heyday back in the 1990s.
“You were coming here to be brutally honest,” Morgan said, asking her point-blank, “Did or didn’t you sleep with Geri Halliwell?”
At first, the ‘America’s Got Talent’ judge, 43, insisted that she and her bandmate “slept in a bed together, but not like that,” but then nodded when Morgan asked her if things escalated with Halliwell.
“She’s going to hate me for this because she’s all posh in her country house with her husband,” Mel B said of Halliwell, who married Formula 1 racing team boss Christian Horner in 2015.
The camera then cut to the “Life Stories” audience , showing the flabbergasted reaction of Mel B and Halliwell’s fellow Spice Girls bandmate, “Sporty Spice” Mel C.
After watching the interview, “Good Morning Britain” co-anchor Susannah Reid observed that Mel B. “couldn’t help herself. She still could have said, ‘I’m not going to talk about it.’ “
Morgan explained, “There was a lot of flurried activity after the recording,” and claimed that after the interview finished taping Friday, Mel B stepped off the set following her interview to call Halliwell.
“I said, ”Where’s Mel?’ ” he recalled. “They said, ‘She’s just making a call to try and smooth things over.'”
Following the initial reports of the Mel B revelations, a 2003 Howard Stern interview with Halliwell resurfaced, in which she admitted to “having lesbian sex once” with a bandmate and that she could “never say who it was.”
In the interview, Halliwell told Stern, “I realized pretty quickly I was not a lesbian. I don’t mind boobs but the other bit is not my cup of tea. I didn’t like the lesbian thing. It is part of experimenting. I was drunk at the time.”
A decade later, Howard Stern asked Mel B in an additional interview if she was attracted to her bandmates.
“Always, yes, they’re my homies,” she said, claiming that she “kissed all of them” before cheekily ducking out of the interview with a smile when Stern asked her if she’d slept with any of them.