Former SPICE GIRL MELANIE BROWN was so terrified of making her Broadway debut in RENT - she had to be pushed on to the stage.

According to former bandmate Emma Bunton, Mel B's stage fright was so intense before debuting in the hit New York musical, producers and castmembers had to force her before the audience.

Bunton jokes, "I can just imagine her saying, 'I'm not f-ing going on.'"

23/05/2004 10:24