Mel, the £2m girl

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MEL B will bank a cool £2mil­lion for re­turn­ing to Amer­ica’s Got Tal­ent next year.

Show boss Si­mon Cow­ell wants to keep the for­mer Spice Girl even though she has faced al­le­ga­tions of co­caine and al­co­hol abuse.

The claims, which she de­nies, emerged in di­vorce pa­pers af­ter her split from hus­band Stephen Be­la­fonte. But Cow­ell feels the chem­istry of the panel is a key part of the prime­time NBC se­ries’ suc­cess.

He said Mel, 42, could be “a pain” but had a “good heart”.

Fi­nan­cially, a re­turn to the se­ries would be ideal for Mel who faces le­gal fees es­ti­mated at more than £250,000.

In Au­gust she was or­dered by a judge to pay more than £100,000 of Be­la­fonte’s le­gal fees, and £11,000 in monthly main­te­nance.

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