Mel B opens up about X Factor drug shame

She's admitted to taking cocaine before and after work

Mel B

by Ruby Norris |

Spice Girl Mel B has spoken out about a period in her life when she would take up to 'six lines of cocaine' a day just to get through the day. Opening up in her autobiography Brutally Honest, which is being serialised in The Sun on Sunday, Mel spoke about her coping mechanisms during her abusive relationship with ex-husband Stephen Belafonte.

Mel revealed at her lowest points she would take two lines as soon as she woke up, describing the drug as her 'quick fix' to see her through a day of filming for the 2014 series.

“It numbed my pain," Mel explained: "It lifted me up enough to be ready to fire on all cylinders and forget about everything but the show."

She also writes: “I was so low that two weeks into filming The X Factor I’d started using cocaine to get me through the run of the show."

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1. They were originally called Touch

When the girls first got together, they were called Touch. It wasn't until Geri thought to change their name to Spice that the band eventually agreed on Spice Girls.

However, the singer explained she never took anything during the show, adding: “Once I was at work I didn’t need anything and I didn’t take anything."

These revelations come as the Spice Girls have FINALLY announced their comeback tour. And recently, Victoria - who released a statement explaining why she's bowed out of the Spice stadium shows last week - sent fans into a frenzy by liking an Instagram comment claiming to be 'confirmation' she'll reunite with her four bandmates.

When one Spice fan on Instagram commented on a video of Victoria accepting her Fashion Icon award at the People's Choice Awards last weekend saying 'I feel like this could be confirmation that she's joining spice girls???' [sic] she couldn't help but give it a sneaky like.

EEEK! Say You'll Be There, please, VB!

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