Mel C loves being single.

The former Spice Girls singer was left distraught last year after she split from Thomas Starr, her partner of ten years- with whom she has four-year-old daughter Scarlet - but admits she is enjoying the freedom she now has.

Speaking to Closer magazine, she said: ''I'm loving being single. This is a new chapter in my life. It's an amazing freedom as well.

''I've reconnected with lots of friends who I didn't see as much before, and I've made lots of new friends too. I've met so many people just through being single and hanging out in new places.''

The 38-year-old singer has been romantically linked to ''best friend,'' former radio DJ Chris Moyles, in recent months, but she's adamant there's no truth in the rumours and being tied to her 'Jesus Christ Superstar' co-star is frustrating as it has prevented her landing a man.

She explained: ''Chris and I laugh so much about rumours we're a couple. I actually think he quite likes the rumour and would like to keep it going! But I'm not happy about it, because people thinking he's my boyfriend stops me finding men to date!''