Mel C has was nearly thrown out of the Spice Girls
The 38-year-old singer has revealed there was often a strained relationship between the five band members - Geri Halliwell, Mel B, Emma Bunton, Victoria Beckham and herself - and she was also forced out while others threatened to quit before Geri eventually left in May 1998.
Speaking in upcoming British TV documentary `The SpiceGirls` Story: Viva Forever!`, she said: "She`d (Geri) left before but not publicly. I mean, I think a few of them had left, well, Melanie and Geri left a few times.
"I nearly got kicked out once as well, but that`s another story. So yeah, I mean, it was difficult and you know, I think Geri would say these things herself. But you know she was having some personal issues and it`s no secret that her and Melanie had a very fiery relationship in the past.
"They are the closest of all of the band. You know, they`re absolutely in each other`s pockets or they can fight like cat and dog."
After Geri`s departure the group continued as a foursome until disbanding in December 2000.
All five members reformed in 2007 for a reunion tour and they got together again this summer for a performance at the London 2012 Olympics closing ceremony.
This month, the musical `Viva Forever!` - which is based on the SpiceGirls songs and was penned by Jennifer Saunders - opened with all the girls attending the premiere.