Emma Bunton immediately rang up Mel C to tell her off when she heard the singer attack their former SPICE GIRL bandmate Victoria Beckham's new single.

I TURN TO YOU singer Mel had slammed Beckham's comeback effort - double A-side THIS GROOVE/LET YOUR HEAD GO - as "atrocious", and suggested she should "give music a rest".

And as soon as Bunton saw the comments she rang Mel to make her feelings clear.

She says, "I was a bit shocked. I rang her and told her she was a bit naughty.

"She told me what she had said had been taken slightly out of context and she had been talking about another of Victoria's singles.

"But I know that's no excuse!"

12/01/2004 12:58