Babysitter Spice: Geri plays Mama to the girl group's children


Last updated at 15:24 25 January 2008

When it comes to the tricky task of finding a reliable babysitter, the Spice Girls seem to have come up with the perfect - and cheap - solution.

Rather than pay for an over-priced celebrity nanny, the group nominated Geri Halliwell to keep their ever-increasing brood amused for the day.

And should Ginger, 35, have needed some more mature advice about dealing with the extended family, she brought her own Mama along to help.

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The Spice Girls are currently holed up in the exclusive Lowry Hotel, in Manchester, while they perform at the MEN Arena as part of their come-back tour.

But despite a packed schedule of gruelling shows, Ginger Spice still seemed to have plenty of energy left over to play with her daughter Bluebell, one, Victoria and David Beckham's son Brooklyn, eight, and Mel B's girl Phoenix Chi, eight.

The party, complete with some burly bodyguards, were seen out and about in Manchester city centre today with Geri, who appeared to be dressed for an Arctic expedition, happy to fool around for the cameras.

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At one point, the singer, who had coupled a leopard print lined puffa jacket with dark glasses, had to stop to lace up her oversized furry boots.

The Spice Girls turned their performance at London's O2 into a family affair after bringing the children on stage during their hit song Mama.

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On that occasion, all three of Victoria's sons Brooklyn, Romeo and Cruz - who were all clad in black t-shirts with POSH emblazoned across the front - joined her during the show.

Mel B brought daughter Phoenix Chi and baby Angel Iris out on show, while thrilled fans cooed as Emma Bunton nursed the latest addition to group's clan, her four-month-old son Beau.

The only baby Spice missing was Geri's one-year-old girl Bluebell Madonna.