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Natalie Bassingthwaighte Spills Details on Mel B’s Diva X Factor Behaviour

Former The X Factor Australia judge Natalie Bassingthwaighte has opened up about her time on the show, including working alongside Mel B, who was surrounded by diva rumours during her time on the show.

In an interview with Katie ‘Monty’ Dimond for Show and Tell’s On the Couch series, the former Rogue Traders singer revealed what Mel was really like.

“Mel loved to be the bad person, she actually just loved that role,” said Natalie. “It’s not like they gave her that role to be that, she kind of is that.”

“Mel and I are very different people,” she said. “We got on well but I wouldn’t behave a lot of the ways that she behaved for sure … We’d go to a photoshoot and she would either arrive really late or not rock up at all. Or the photographer would be like, ‘Can we get this shot?’ and she’d take one shot and be like, ‘No I’m done.’

The X Factor judges in 2012 – Ronan Keating, Natalie Bassingthwaighte, Guy Sebastian and Mel B

She also revealed that she didn’t appreciate the negative tone of The X Factor and almost left the show after her first year.

“I said, ‘I don’t get it. I don’t understand any of it. I don’t want to be this person. I thought this was supposed to be positive and love and mentoring and guidance and that’s how I’ve always kind of lived my life, so I didn’t really like it.”

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Jess Harris

Jess Harris

Hi, I’m Jess. Mum of 3 kids, happy wife and self-confessed gossip queen. I have a background in media and this is where my love of all things celeb began. Being a mother myself I understand we don’t always have time to sit down, have a cuppa and catch up on the latest breaking gossip stories – this is where I come in!

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