Scary Spice to join Howard Stern and Howie Mandel for new season
Mel B – real name Melanie Brown – is no stranger to American television, having appeared on a series of Dancing With The Stars, whilst she has reality contest judging experience from her time on the Australian X Factor and guest hosting the UK version. “I’ve known Melanie since she did Dancing with the Stars, and I’ve known her as a performer in The Spice Girls before that,” said NBC president of alternative Paul Telegdy, according to Entertainment Weekly. Telegdy was previously at Dancing With The Stars production company BBC Worldwide America.
“To know her is to know a very frank, strong, enduring entertainer.” He continued. “Someone who has a very strong point of view. We needed somebody who was qualified for the job. She’s an amazing singer, dancer and a huge personality. The contestants will get a lot of constructive feedback from her and I can’t wait to see her chemistry with Howard and Howie.” There’s the possibility that NBC might add to the judges table too with a fourth one, although Telegdy pointed out that that was no definite because “The right person has to show their hand.”