Mel B reveals why she's launching a dating podcast: 'I'm kind of nosy'

‘I was on a dating app a couple of years ago because my friend set my profile up as a joke’

Olivia Petter
Tuesday 15 October 2019 10:35

Melanie Brown, aka Mel B, has ventured into the podcasting world with a new series that explores the highs and lows of modern dating.

“The Truth Flirts”, created by dating app Badoo, comprises eight episodes featuring discussions on everything from polyamory and parenthood to mental health and splitting the bill.

Speaking to The Independent, the Spice Girl-turned-broadcaster reveals that she isn’t on dating apps herself but finds the concept “fascinating”.

“I’m not actively on dating apps right now,” Brown says, adding that she is “perfectly happily single”.

“I was on a dating app a couple of years ago but that was because my friend set my profile up as a joke.

“It was a picture of me and my friend and I would scroll through it on a Thursday or Friday night and see how people reacted. It was fun at the time. I understand why people find it quite addictive.”

On “The Truth Flirts”, Brown interviews a range of musicians, activists and reality TV stars, including Jamelia, Calum Best and Love Island’s Megan Barton Hanson.


“I like to talk and I’m kind of nosy,” Brown explains before praising her podcast guests as “interesting and well educated”.

In 2018, Brown won praise for speaking openly about domestic violence in her memoir Brutally Honest, but it's not a subject she explores in the podcast.

“We touch on it from a mental health point of view, but we don't go into depth because not everybody is that open about the subject," she says, explaining that the series is more about diving into the relationship experiences of others as opposed to herself.

Mel B launches new brutally honest podcast, “The Truth Flirts”, with dating app, Badoo. Listen now via iTunes and other podcast providers.

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