MEL B WANTS AUSSIE HOME
If Melanie Brown gets her way, she will be back in Australia in 2012 for another series of The X Factor. The former Spice Girl has been travelling back and forth between her $3 million mansion in California’s San Fernando Valley and Sydney to be a judge on the Channel 7 talent show. She’d be more than happy to do it again next year. ‘‘I’d love to come back,’’ Brown says. ‘‘I love X Factor. It is a great thing to be a part of.’’ Brown, partner Stephen Belafonte and their four children have been living in a rented apartment at Sydney’s Point Piper for the past couple of months. Brown likes Australia so much she has talked of buying a house here. ‘‘I like it. I like setting up camp. I wish it was five months here and I could really get to experience it,’’ Brown says. ‘‘My kids have been to the zoo. We’ve been fishing.’’ Brown and Belafonte have indulged in some more adult activities as well, with Brown admitting the couple had visited a number of pole-dancing clubs. ‘‘We live an exciting life and we like to let off steam,’’ Brown said.