Mel C says motherhood is the ''hardest job in the world''.

The former Spice Girls singer has a three-year-old daughter, Scarlet, with partner Thomas Starr, and while she loves being a mother she admits it's very hard at times.

She said: ''She is like a ray of sunshine every day. I think the best part of my day is waking up in the morning, getting up and going to see her, then having breakfast together. There's No Doubt it's the hardest job in the world and there are moments when it is so, so tough, but you can't get over how brilliant it is having a new person in your life who is so young and energetic.''

Mel also revealed it's getting harder as Scarlett is starting to form her own opinions.

She told Reveal magazine: ''She's three now so she's quite opinionated. It's that very difficult time of finding out who you are as a parent, how you discipline and how strict you are. That's the kind of battle you have to face when they're a toddler.''