Mel B responds to claims of a Jess Glynne 'romance'

24 July 2019, 16:01 | Updated: 24 July 2019, 16:31

Exclusive: Mel B and Jess Glynne were hit by romance rumours soon after Jess supported the Spice Girls on tour

Mel B has hit back at claims she was romantically linked with Jess Glynne, claiming that she finds the rumours 'funny'.

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Speaking to Heart ahead of her new show A Brutally Honest Evening With Mel B, she dismissed the claims, saying: "I can't even keep tracks as to what rumour went where, but I saw a lot. I think it's funny. They really have no clue".

Jess Glynne supported the Spice Girls on their UK tour
Jess Glynne supported the Spice Girls on their UK tour. Picture: Getty

Jess Glynne supported the Spice Girls on their UK tour earlier this year, and rumours of a fling between her and Mel surfaced soon after the shows came to an end.

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A source told The Sun: “They became so close while on tour that there were whispers behind the scenes that they were having a secret romance. But Mel is adamant they’re just pals.”

Mel opened up about her friendship with Mel B to Heart, saying: "I think she's her own force in her own right and respectfully so because she's an amazing artist and amazing singer and an amazing writer. She was texting me this morning - because I didn't text her for the last couple of days - saying 'oi, stranger, what's going on?'

"I think she's brilliant. And I saw her confidence get bigger and bigger as the shows went on just like all of our confidence did."

There were rumours of a romance between Mel B and Jess
There were rumours of a romance between Mel B and Jess. Picture: Getty

Mel also spoke about potential plans to play at Glastonbury next year, saying: I think that would be a good place to start because it's Glastonbury's 50th year. the other girls have to sign off on it but i'll speak on their behalf. Yeah, I think it would be great.

And when asked whether there's a possibility Victoria Beckham could rejoin the group, Mel said: "I hoped we would become a five this time round. You never know, I always hold a torch. We started this off together as a five, and hopefully we're going to end it with a bang as us five. A nice pleasant big bang."

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