51 Facts About Emma Bunton


Emma Lee Bunton was born on 21 January 1976 and is an English singer, songwriter, actress, and media personality.


Emma Bunton rose to fame in the 1990s as a member of the girl group Spice Girls, in which she was nicknamed Baby Spice.


Emma Bunton went to St Theresa's Roman Catholic Primary School in Finchley.


Emma Bunton appeared briefly in the BBC soap opera EastEnders in 1992 as a mugger.


Emma Bunton appeared in a public information film for the British government concerning firework safety.


Emma Bunton provided background vocals for Melanie B's album track, "Hotter", which appeared on the latter's debut solo studio album Hot in October 2000.


The poor sales led to Emma Bunton losing her contract with Virgin in 2002.


Emma Bunton performed at Party at the Palace, an event that was held at Buckingham Palace Garden on 3 June 2002 in commemoration of the Golden Jubilee of Elizabeth II.


In 2005, Emma Bunton appeared in the Bollywood film Chocolate: Deep Dark Secrets.


In October 2006, Emma Bunton was a contestant in the BBC programme Strictly Come Dancing, partnered with Darren Bennett.


Emma Bunton reached the semi-final and finished in third place.


On 13 November 2006, Emma Bunton released the charity single for the BBC Children in Need appeal, recording Petula Clark's 1960s song "Downtown".


Emma Bunton shot the video around Old Street in East London, in the week before Christmas 2006.


Emma Bunton worked with fellow Spice Girl Melanie C on her 2012 album, Stages for the album track "I Know Him So Well".


In June 2018, Emma Bunton said during an interview on This Morning that she was back in the studio working on new material, more than a decade after her last album, Life in Mono.


In November 2018, Emma Bunton announced she had signed a record deal with BMG Rights Management and was preparing a new album.


In November 2018, Emma Bunton reunited with the Spice Girls to announce a UK and Ireland Stadium tour, Spice World - 2019 Tour, which began at Croke Park, Dublin on 24 May 2019 and ended in London, England on 15 June 2019.


Emma Bunton later released a promo single, "Too Many Teardrops", on 9 March 2019.


Emma Bunton then released her duet with her partner Jade Jones, "You're All I Need to Get By", a cover the Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell song.


On 12 April 2019, Emma Bunton released her fourth album, My Happy Place.


Emma Bunton later released a promotional single, "Too Many Teardrops", on 9 March 2019.


In November 2019, Emma Bunton released a Christmas single, "Coming Home For Christmas", which included a cover of "Santa Baby".


On 6 December 2019, Emma Bunton performed her first solo show in over a decade at the Royal Albert Hall in London.


The concert was a special one-off Christmas show that featured Emma Bunton performing well known Christmas covers as well as duets onstage with Will Young, Matt Goss and her fiance Jade Jones.


The inclusive theater company, Chickenshed, of which Emma Bunton has been a patron for many years, joined her onstage for a rendition of the Spice Girls song "Mama".


In February, and again between May and June 2009, Emma Bunton starred as guest presenter on Heart London's Heart Breakfast alongside Jamie Theakston and Harriet Scott.


Emma Bunton provided maternity leave cover for Heart Breakfast co-presenter Harriet Scott from 3 October until 23 December 2011 on Heart London.


Emma Bunton co-presented with Theakston until December 2018, making her final Heart Breakfast appearance on 14 December.


In March 2017, Emma Bunton won the awards for "Radio Presenter of the Year" and "Digital Radio Programme" at the annual Television and Radio Industries Club Awards for her work on Heart London.


In January 2018, Emma Bunton was offered a new Sunday night show that runs between 7 and 10.


Emma Bunton left Heart London Breakfast at Christmas 2018 to focus on the 2019 Spice Girls Tour.


Emma Bunton has been seen in a television commercial for the supermarket chain Tesco.


In October 2008, Emma Bunton appeared on the UK series of The X Factor to assist judge Dannii Minogue in choosing the three best over-25s acts to take through to the live shows.


In December 2008, Emma Bunton debuted as a member of the panel on Loose Women on ITV.


In February 2010, Emma Bunton appeared in a UK National Television campaign first aired during Coronation Street, showing her in the Heart Radio studios at the start and the end of the advert.


In January 2010, Emma Bunton joined the "Ice Panel" on ITV dancing show Dancing on Ice replacing former judge Ruthie Henshall.


Emma Bunton stepped down from this role on 2 December 2011.


Emma Bunton hosted Channel 5's Don't Stop Believing from July to August 2010.


In January 2012, Emma Bunton reprised her role as one of fictional PR manager Edina Monsoon's disgruntled clients in a revival of the BBC's Absolutely Fabulous.


In October 2014, Emma Bunton appeared on The X Factor to assist judge and fellow Spice Girl Mel B in choosing the three best boys acts to take through to the live shows.


In 2015, Emma Bunton made a cameo appearance in Spanish comedy film Como sobrevivir a una despedida, during a scene in which the five main characters are seen impersonating the Spice Girls in a talent show.


In March 2016, Emma Bunton has co-presented Too Much TV, a daily magazine show on BBC Two.


In 2015, Emma Bunton made a cameo appearance in the 2016 film Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie.


In 2011, Emma Bunton teamed up with British retailer Argos to launch a series of childrenswear lines.


Emma Bunton starred in a government safety campaign to warn drinkers of the dangers of handling fireworks, recording commercials to air on television.


In 2000 Emma Bunton supported the charity campaign Children Nationwide, which raised money to finance the research into childhood diseases.


In 2011, Emma Bunton was ambassador of Heart's Have a Heart campaign to help homeless people.


From September 1999 to September 2000, Emma Bunton was in a relationship with the England footballer Rio Ferdinand, who was introduced by her friends David Beckham and Victoria Beckham.


In November 2000, she returned to Jones, but they split for the second time in March 2002, when Emma Bunton decided to work again with Simon Fuller; Jones was against this decision.


Emma Bunton's first child, a son, was born on 10 August 2007.


Emma Bunton is a godmother to Geri Halliwell's daughter, Bluebell Madonna Halliwell, born in 2006.