Mel B is returning to Australian TV screens as the new co-host of Channel Seven’s Dancing With the Stars. The former Spice Girl is replacing Sonia Kruger, who moved to Channel Nine for the new show Mornings (which kicked off today) and to host Big Brother later in the year. Mel was previously a contestant on the US version of DWTS in 2007 and made it all the way to the grand final. In a statement, Mel said, “As any contestant on DWTS will tell you, it does change your life. I will be bringing my experiences to the show, and will be very protective of this year’s group.” In her role she will talk to contestants in the green room after their performances.
Mel already has a strong relationship with Channel Seven after bringing her funny and feisty personality to the judging panel of The X Factor last year. There were rumours that Fifi Box and Natalie Bassingthwaighte were in the running for the role as Daniel Macpherson’s co-host. The new series of the show will air soon.