With her solo career floundering former Spice Girl Melanie CHISHOLM has turned to athletics instead.

The lithe GOING DOWN singer, nicknamed SPORTY SPICE in the all-conquering girl group, has been signed up by British TV station CHANNEL 4 as part of a celebrity athletics team in the show The Games.

The programme, to be broadcast in England next month (SEP03), will see Mel sprinting, hurdling, swimming, skating, hammer throwing and performing judo moves.

08/08/2003 14:05