SPICE GIRLS EMMA BUNTON was almost ejected from a London nightclub after flouting the U.K. smoking ban. The 32-year-old star was enjoying a night out with friends at the British capital's trendy Cafe de Paris when she was asked to leave by staff for lighting up a cigarette. A club spokesman says, "Security asked Emma to leave after she was caught smoking a cigarette with a female pal. "We take smoking in the club very seriously as it is against the law. But Emma was extremely polite and kept apologising so she was allowed to stay."