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Spice Girl Mel C has a baby girl

Mel C
Mel C was still performing a month before she gave birth

Former Spice Girl Melanie Chisholm has had a "beautiful little girl" with her partner Thomas Starr, according to a message on her official website.

Scarlet Starr arrived on Sunday afternoon, weighing 8lb 3oz. Both mother and daughter "are doing fine".

Chisholm, labelled Sporty Spice in her Girl Power days, is the last of the Spice Girls to become a mother.

Mel B has two daughters, Victoria Beckham three sons, Geri Halliwell has one daughter and Emma Bunton a son.

The 35-year-old has arguably had the most successful solo musical career of any of the Spice Girls.

She has released four albums, and scored two number ones in 2000 with I Turn To You and Never Be The Same Again.

Announcing her pregnancy last August, Chisholm said she would "need to take some time off to be a mum but, before you know it, we'll be back" with a fifth album.

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