Former Spice Girl has no idea What Makes You Beautiful

Mel B has admitted that she doesn’t know much about the UK’s favourite boy band.

The former Spice Girl now lives in Australia and One Direction are only just finding a fanbase Down Under.

‘I’ve heard of them, I just haven’t listened to their music,’ Mel, 36, tells Now Online in an exclusive interview.

Just like the Spice Girls did in their heyday, 1D stars Harry Styles, 18, Niall Horan, 18, Louis Tomlinson, 20, Liam Payne, 18, and Zayn Malik, 19, are now having a go at breaking the US – and they’re proving popular.

‘America is a great place, it really is and it’s a hard market to crack,’ Mel tells us.

‘If they are reaping success over there then good for them.’

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Naomi Blyth