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Mel B quits Celebrity Juice as show bosses confirm new series

The Spice Girl replaced Paddy McGuinness as a team captain in 2019.

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Melanie Brown (Andrew Timms/PA)

Melanie Brown (Andrew Timms/PA)

Melanie Brown (Andrew Timms/PA)

Melanie Brown has quit Celebrity Juice after a year as a team captain.

Her departure comes months after Holly Willoughby left the ITV2 show following a 12-year stint.

The Spice Girl, 45, originally replaced Paddy McGuinness, who in turn replaced Fearne Cotton when she quit after 10 years to pursue other projects.

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Holly Willoughby (Matt Crossick/PA)

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Holly Willoughby (Matt Crossick/PA)

Show bosses suggested that Brown, known as Scary Spice, would return as a guest in the near future.

They also confirmed a new series of the long-running comedy panel show, starring Keith Lemon, would air in autumn with two new team captains.

A spokeswoman for the show said: “Mel has been a brilliant team captain and we’d like to thank her for all the laughs.

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Keith Lemon (Ian West/PA)

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Keith Lemon (Ian West/PA)

“We have no doubt she’ll be back to banter with Keith as a guest on the show in the near future.

“A brand-new series of Celebrity Juice will be on ITV2 this autumn with two new team captains and a whole host of guests.. watch this space!”

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