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Mel C: Pregnant Geri's made me broody

Mel C: Pregnant Geri's made me broody

Mel C has been feeling "broody" since her fellow Spice Girl Geri Horner announced she is pregnant.

The 42-year-old pop star has one child, seven-year-old Scarlet, her daughter with ex-boyfriend Thomas Starr, and since Geri revealed she and her husband Formula One boss Christian Horner are having their first baby together she has been yearning for another kid.

However, Mel - who is currently single - doesn't think she'll extend her family because she knows how hard it is to raise a child, especially on your own.

Speaking to the Metro newspaper, she admitted: "Like most women and guys whenever I see a baby I get broody. But I've had a baby and know what hard work it is! Being a parent is the most wonderful and most scary thing you can ever do in your life."

Like most parents, Mel - real name Melanie Chisholm - constantly worries about her daughter Scarlet getting older and is in particular concerned about what effect social media will have on her when she logs on as a teenager.

She added: "But I do worry. Every generation is growing up in such a different world to its parent for all the great things the internet and social media bring us there is a real dark side to it."

Mel - who has just released her new solo album 'Version of Me' and is heading out on tour in support of the LP - also admitted she doesn't like attracting attention to herself, despite the fact she is a world famous pop star.

The 'Say You'll Be There' hitmaker said: "I'm not actually an extrovert. It seems strange. I am happy to go on stage in front of hundreds of thousands of people to perform but I don't really like being looked at very much. I don't feel like I am attracting too much attention. As a young person I wanted to be looked at. With time, that has changed. Having a childhood ambition to be famous and successful you don't really have a full understanding of it. When it happens you re-evaluate everything."