MELANIE C spent last summer on tour with the Spice Girls but what she really, really, really wants now is a job in front of a different kind of microphone.
Sporty Spice is set to follow in the footsteps of her bandmate, Heart FM host Emma Bunton, by becoming a radio presenter and is in talks with the Beeb about getting her own show.
She was approached by BBC bosses after broadcasting a DJ set from her home on Scott Mills’ Radio 1 show last week and is just as keen as they are to make it happen.
A source said: “Mel had a Zoom meeting with one of the BBC’s top brass shortly after her gig on Scott’s show because they saw so much potential in her.
“She not only has an incredible background in the industry, she’s got a wealth of music knowledge which bosses think the audience would lap up.
“Her celebrity pals — including her ex-bandmates Emma, Mel B, Geri Horner and Victoria Beckham — may also pop up on her show.
“On top of that, Mel is perfect for the job because she’s kind, likeable and has a cheeky edge listeners would love.
“She has done the occasional presenting job for Radio 2 in the past but they are looking at her getting a permanent slot.
“It’s early stages but Mel has said she’d be open to offers and would love to see if she could get on board.
“They need to work out where she would fit best.”
For me, getting a fresh face like Mel into the mix is exactly what the Beeb needs right now.
There is an obvious gap after Maya Jama walked away from her weekend Radio 1 show but in my opinion Mel is more suited to my favourite Radio 2.
Either way, signing her would be brilliant for the BBC — and with no more Spice Girls shows on the horizon, I’m sure she is ready to jump at the chance.
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