Guide: Who is Mel B?

  • 11 June 2014
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Pop star Mel B has revealed as the fourth judge on this year's X Factor.

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Who is Mel B?

The 39-year-old singer found fame in girl-power pop group The Spice Girls.

The group topped the chart with Wannabe in 1996, and became a global phenomenon.

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Image caption The Spice Girls back in 1997

The Spice Girls had nine number one singles and sold 80 million records.

Mel is no stranger to The X Factor. She was a judge on the Australian version of the show for two years.

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Image caption Melanie Brown is best known as Mel B

She has also been a judge on America's Got Talent, and appeared as a guest judge on the UK version of The X Factor in 2012.

Mel B said: "I can't wait to get started and find some amazing talent."