British singer Melanie Chisholm finds it impossible to shake off her SPICE GIRL image, because people keep begging her to launch into a series of backflips.

The NORTHERN STAR beauty was famed for her athletic image as Sporty Spice in the 1990s, but she is desperate to project a more demure image.

She says, "People often ask me to perform my Sporty Spice backflips, but I think I'm a bit old now.

"Plus, it's not very ladylike, is it? I get asked to do them when I'm at parties, but it would be a bit dangerous after a few drinks!"