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Pop princess and TV personality who worked as an advertising model before becoming part of the Spice Girls phenomenon.
Emma Bunton is a pop star, radio and TV presenter and a media personality.
Early TV Appearances
She went to St. Theresa’s Primary School in Finchley, then to Sylvia Young Theatre School in Marylebone. Then later appeared briefly in the BBC series EastEnders in 1992 as a mugger. In 1993, she appeared in the The Bill. She also made a brief appearance in the BBC drama series To Play the King.
Emma Bunton joined the Spice Girls in 1993 after Michelle Stephenson left. Bunton got the name Baby Spice because she was the youngest, had long blonde pigtails and wore babydoll dresses..
The debut single Wannabe was the first of nine number ones in the United Kingdom for the Spice Girls.
Emma’s released her debut solo album A Girl Like Me on 16 April 2001 on Virgin Records. The album debuted and peaked at number four on the UK Albums Chart, with 21,500 copies sold in its first week. The singles “What Took You So Long?”, “Take My Breath Away”, and “We’re Not Gonna Sleep Tonight” helped the album stay on the UK Albums Chart for several weeks. In 2001, the British Phonographic Industry certified A Girl Like Me gold for sales in excess of 100,000 copies. The album became the 147th best-selling album in the UK for 2001.
Emma released her second album, Free Me, in 2003 through 19 Entertainment/Universal Records. Four singles were taken from it: “Free Me”, “Maybe”, “I’ll Be There” and “Crickets Sing For Anamaria”. After success in the American dance charts the album was sold in North America.
In July 2008, Bunton stood in as co-presenter alongside Richard Madeley on the UK television show Richard & Judy while Judy Finnigan was recovering from a knee operation.
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, and again between May and June 2009, she starred as guest presenter on Heart London’s Heart Breakfast alongside Jamie Theakston and Harriet Scott. Emma Bunton began hosting her own pre-recorded Saturday drive time radio show on Heart in the Saturday afternoon slot 4–7 pm starting on Saturday 13 June 2009.