Australia is pretty full of British ex-pats; they're probably sick of them. But just when they thought they were getting rid of one Spice Girl (Mel B), they’ve been lumped with another one (Geri Halliwell).

So if they thought the loud, obnoxious, attention-seeking shouting was over, they were wrong. "Shows like that are brilliant and I love the opportunity they give to normal, everyday people," she said in an interview for an Australian TV network, adding: "Plus, I get to come to Australia," delighted at the prospect of a paid holiday. Since The Spice Girls failed to reunite properly, any work is good work, we suppose. So what can the southern hemisphere expect from the red-haired British (former) popstar? Well, given that she’s just split up with online betting tycoon Anton Kaszubowski, 38, last month, when she realised he wasn’t “The One” after all, you can expect a middle-aged woman looking for love, and making loads of money at the same time. "I think it's unnecessary to be mean for the sake of being mean, but I do believe you have to be truthful, but with love," Geri said.

‘But what of Mel B?’ no one screamed, ever. Well she had to leave Australia's Got Talent due to a contractual dispute with rival broadcaster Channel 7, which produces another of the shows she presents, Australian X Factor. "She actually said, 'I just want you to know I think you should do it cause you're gonna have a great time'," said Geri, proving there’s no hard feelings.

Geri HalliwellSome might argue this is Halliwell's best angle