Scary Spice Mel B is moving back to the UK

Pregnant Mel B has hinted that she could replace Cheryl Cole on The X Factor.

The Girls Aloud star, 27, is expected to quit the ITV show to take up a judging role on the US version of the programme.

When asked on Heart radio if she’ll be filling in for Cheryl over here, Mel said: ‘Maybe.’

But Scary Spice was quick to backtrack when she realised she’d said too much.

‘I’m in so much trouble, why did I do this interview?’ she said. ‘I don’t talk about anything unless it’s ready to go.’ 

Earlier in the radio interview, Mel, 35, cryptically revealed she’d be moving back to the UK from Hollywood.

This prompted host Jamie Theakston to steer the conversation to the subject of The X Factor job. 

Mel and husband Stephen Belafonte, 35, are currently expecting their first child together.

She is already mum to Phoenix Chi, 12, with ex-husband Jimmy Gulzar, and Angel, 3, with Eddie Murphy.

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