Mel C thinks her daughter is more ''sophisticated'' than she was as a child.

The former Spice Girls singer is always astonished by the choices four-year-old Scarlet - who she had with ex-partner Thomas Starr - makes when it comes to choosing food and drinks.

She said: ''I think children are so much more sophisticated now with their eating habits and going to restaurants. She loves going out for noodles or a babycino.''

Despite her successful pop career, Mel admits Scarlet prefers singer Jessie J to her mother.

She told new! magazine: ''Saturday night telly with 'The Voice' is an absolute must as Jessie J is her favourite singer. Mummy's only her second favourite now!''

And the 'Mama' singer loves getting chance to revisit her own childhood through her little girl.

She added: ''One of the great things about being a parent is that you do so many things that you haven't done for years.

''I'm loving seeing things through a child's eyes when I'm on holiday with Scarlet - going to the beach, making sandcastles and splashing in the waves. Having a daughter, a little mate, is great. She's a source of entertainment and my little star.''