So when the Spice Girls star revealed herself as one of the disguised celebrities during last week’s edition of The Masked Singer, we were genuinely impressed that she’d been able to keep the whole thing under her hat.
As it turns out, though, it was no easy task.
Speaking to Metro after her unmasking aired, Mel revealed she almost gave the game away entirely before filming had even begun, after sporting one too many of her signature accessories behind the scenes.
“You know, [backstage] you have [to wear] a balaclava, visor and a hoodie that says don’t speak to me,” she explained. “You’re completely in disguise.
“I’m a big fan of leopard print so I did arrive with a leopard print bag and my leopard print ear pods that I had to then cover up and hide.
“They were like, ‘no you’re meant to bring everything in plain black’.”
Mel is one of two celebrities who’ve been unmasked so far this series, with Sophie Ellis-Bextor being unveiled the previous week.
Performing in Saturday night’s live show are Sausage, Robin, Swan, Badger and Dragon.
The Masked Singer returns on Saturday night at 7pm on ITV.