Mel C is "relieved" she turned down a Spice Girls reunion.
The ‘Version of Me’ hitmaker feels she and Victoria Beckham made the right decision in opting not to join their fellow Spice Girls bandmates – Mel B, Emma Bunton and Geri Halliwell – for a comeback show but still loves to keep in touch with the other four girls.
She said: "It was a really hard decision to make. But once it was made I felt very relieved and that proved to me that my instinct was right. There’s always an ebb and flow to how much we stay in touch.
"We have spells of seeing each other and then not speaking for months. Family life and career takes over. I’d love to see the girls more and when we do have periods of being in each other’s lives, it’s lovely."
And the 42-year-old singer admits it felt like she was "flying" when she topped the charts with the girl group.
She told the Sunday Post newspaper: "In the early days we didn’t know what was going to happen but we were so ambitious and determined. After we released ‘Wannabe’ every single went to No 1. It was like everything we touched turned to gold.
"I remember the record company having a wobble with ‘Too Much’ in 1997. It was the big rush for the Christmas No 1 and they were worried we might lose out to the Teletubbies. We were saying, you can’t be serious? Even if we don’t get to No 1 that can’t be a reason not to release it for Christmas. We did release and we did get to No 1, so our courage paid off. It really was an incredible time. It felt like we were flying."