'They ask me every year': Mel C says she repeatedly turns down Strictly Come Dancing as 'the money is s***'

She recently turned down a once-in-a-lifetime chance to reunite with her pop group, The Spice Girls.

But the artist formerly known as Sporty Spice, Melanie Chisholm says she's also constantly turning down the chance to appear on Strictly Come Dancing because the pay is 's***'.

Musician Mel says she has been on BBC bosses of the Ballroom and Latin show's hit list for a few years now.

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Not for me: Mel C said that the money is not good enough for her to take up the chance to go on Strictly Come Dancing

Not for me: Mel C said that the money is not good enough for her to take up the chance to go on Strictly Come Dancing

She told The Daily Star: 'Strictly is really the only one of those shows that I would consider and I have had a meeting with them - they ask me every year to do it.'

The Wannabe hitmaker is also put off by accepting the gig because she would be worried about being shamed in front of millions of viewers because of her dance moves.

She continued: 'The problem is if you do Strictly it's so high profile and you'll find yourself in the news every day. And the money's s***!'

The money is 's***': Mel insisted that Strictly is the only show she would do, but doesn't want to be in the news every day

The money is 's***': Mel insisted that Strictly is the only show she would do, but doesn't want to be in the news every day

Can't persuade her? The show is a firm favourite with the British public

Can't persuade her? The show is a firm favourite with the British public

Oh the glamour: This year, the show features Laura Whitmore (pictured), Daisy Lowe and, until he quit on Tuesday night, Will Young

Oh the glamour: This year, the show features Laura Whitmore (pictured), Daisy Lowe and, until he quit on Tuesday night, Will Young

However, should she ever change her mind, she wouldn't be the first Spice Girls band member to compete on a dancing show, as Mel B did America's version, Dancing with the Stars in 2007.

Len Goodman and Bruno Tonioli - who are judges on both of the dancing shows - were big fans of Mel B who made it to the final three.

Len, 72, - who will leave Strictly Come Dancing after the current series, said her place in the final was 'justly deserved'.

Meanwhile, Mel is currently consumed with the release her first solo album in four years, Version Of Me.

Fellow performers: Her former bandmates Mel B was featured on Dancing With The Stars a few years ago

Fellow performers: Her former bandmates Mel B was featured on Dancing With The Stars a few years ago

Top performer: Mel reached the final of the competition

Top performer: Mel reached the final of the competition

She turned down the chance to join Mel B, Emma Bunton and Geri Horner - who is now pregnant with her second child - in a reunion of her Nineties girlband. 

On her decision, which was shared by final member Victoria Beckham, Mel told LOVE magazine: 'The hardest part for me was letting people down, the girls, the fans, civilisation?! 

'Unfortunately something didn’t feel quite right and I had to follow my gut.' 

She pondered: 'Is it a new rule that bands have to reform? Why can’t we just be remembered for our incredible achievements in the nineties?' 

It was confirmed earlier this week that the Spice Girls reunion - which will go ahead under the new name GEM - will still go on, despite Geri's shock pregnancy news. 

Turning down: Mel C (left) recently turned down the opportunity to reform The Spice Girls with (from left) Emma Bunton, Mel B, Geri Horner and Victoria Beckham

Turning down: Mel C (left) recently turned down the opportunity to reform The Spice Girls with (from left) Emma Bunton, Mel B, Geri Horner and Victoria Beckham

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