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Emma Bunton's Biography

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Who is Emma Bunton?

Emma Bunton was born on 21 January, 1976 in Hertfordshire. The daughter of a milkman, she did some child modelling and went to ballet lessons.

She went to the famous Sylvia Young's stage school and then went to Barnet Technical College.

Emma B had small roles in EastEnders and The Bill, before becoming the fifth member of the Spice Girls.

She was down to the last six to play Bianca in EastEnders, which part went to 2005 Strictly Come Dancing contestant, Patsy Palmer, before the original fifth Spice Girl dropped out of the band to go to University.

In 1993 she became known as Baby Spice and the next five years saw the Spice Girls have hit after hit.

In 1998 Geri Halliwell left to pursue a solo career and it was not long before the other Spice Girls followed suit.

Emma Bunton's first single "What Took You So Long?" went to number one.

In 2003 she released "Free Me" and "Maybe" followed by "I'll Be There" in 2004.

The Observer had an interesting profile of Emma Bunton back in 2001, which revealed how close she was to her Mum and how she enjoyed staying in and watching TV with her boyfriend Jade from Damage.

In August 2007, Emma Bunton and Jade Jones had a baby boy called Beau. The Spice Girls reunion tour came only two and a half months after Beau's birth.

Emma Bunton nearly turned down Strictly Come Dancing because she is clumsy and because she gets stage fright, but in Strictly Come Dancing 2006, Emma Bunton danced with Darren Bennett and they ended up third.

Emma Bunton told The Observer that she likes all food except peas.

In 2008, Emma Bunton became a judge mentor in The X Factor, assisting Dannii Minogue.

In December 2009, ITV revealed that Emma Bunton would be joining the Dancing On Ice judging panel.

In 2010 Emma Bunton became the presenter of Channel Five's talent show Don't Stop Believing.

In January 2011, Emma Bunton revealed her engagement to Jade Jones, after being together for 10 years. They have a son Beau Lee and Emma was expecting their second child in May.

Emma Bunton was no longer a judge on Dancing on Ice in 2012.

In February 2016, the BBC announced that Emma Bunton alongside Rufus Hound, Aled Jones and Sara Cox would host a new BBC Two series Too Much TV.

In the summer of 2016 it was announced that Emma Bunton, Mel B and Geri Horner were reuniting to form a new group, GEM.

In October 2018 it was announced that Emma Bunton would host the US version of Bake Off.

In 2019, the Spice Girls, without Victoria Beckham, had a reunion tour.

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