Speaking on The Babble podcast, the 46-year-old singer revealed that the groups’ nicknames came from a really surprising place.
“Well it’s really weird because you know Top Of The Pops, right? Such a famous show and they have a magazine. And they just used to do some silly thing at the front of the magazine every week, they’d give like…it was Britney Spears was big at the time and they called her ‘Broccoli Spears’ and Natalie Imbruglia was ‘Natalie Umbrella Stand’ and they just had these names,” Mel shared with host Matty J.
She continued, “One week, they put a spice rack and they gave us these names and they just stuck, and that was it!”
“We kind of embraced them and in the States that’s how people know us, they don’t even know our real names,” Mel added. “It was really it was a fun thing, we loved it because I think we really became caricatures of our actual selves and out and those nicknames help that.”
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