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Friday 21st February 2020

Coronation Street shares throwback clip of Mel B's 1993 appearance

Mel was in one episode of the popular soap

ITV soap Coronation Street has shared a throwback clip of Spice Girl Mel B when she appeared on the show in a cameo role.

In 1993, Mel was in one episode of Corrie playing Freshco's worker, Amy Nelson.

Mel briefly played Amy (Credit: Twitter @itvcorrie)

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On Coronation Street's official Twitter page they shared a clip of Mel in a meeting at Freshco where her character worked.

She could also be seen as the shop assistant managing till number five when Vera Duckworth attempted to steal some food by putting it in Tommy's pram.

The post is captioned "Spice Up Your life - here's a youthful Mel B's brief appearance on Coronation Street in 1993 working at Freshco. 'Zig-a-zig-ah' @OfficialMelB #Corrie #FlashbackFriday #SpiceGirls #ScarySpice #MelB #MelanieBrown"

Spice Up Your life - here's a youthful Mel B's brief appearance on Coronation Street in 1993.

The character Amy had 26 appearances in the show, but Mel only played her for one of them.

Actress Louise Duprey played Amy from March to October 1993 and Mel played Amy for the character's last appearance on October 20, 1993.

Louise originally played Amy (Credit: ITV)

Louise was originally meant to stay long term on Coronation Street as Amy with the character set to marry Andy McDonald, however Louise left the show as she reportedly struggled with the pressures of fame.

Mel came in to play Amy for the final episode. Amy and Andy called off the wedding, but remained to together, but Amy then went on holiday to Trinidad and after meeting her father there, decided to stay.

Sadly, Louise was found dead in 2000 at the age of 42.

The Spice Girls are currently on tour (Credit: Instagram @spicegirls)

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Mel spoke of her Corrie episode on Loose Women last year saying she "loved it".

In 1994 Mel went on to be part of popular group Spice Girls and is known as "Scary Spice"

Also in the group are Sporty Spice (Mel C), Posh Spice (Victoria Beckham), Ginger Spice (Geri Halliwell) and Baby Spice (Emma Bunton).

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