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Mel B: Grand Theatre, Leeds - A Brutally Honest Evening

Dave Simpson, The Guardian, 26 August 2019

THIS SHOW IS BILLED AS "brutally honest" so let's be brutally honest. Mel B's audience isn't full – although neither is it the sales disaster that supports tabloid speculation that two spoken-word performances will lose her £57,000. She also denies press reports that she is "unemployed and broke". However, there's certainly a story in how working-class teenager Melanie Brown became a Spice Girls superstar and is now a 44-year old mother back home in Leeds, living with her mum.

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