The Bling Ring star Emma Watson has revealed that she wanted to be Emma Bunton from the Spice Girls when she was growing up.

The 23-year-old actress explained that Bunton was her favourite member of the '90s pop group.

Speaking on Daybreak, Watson said: "It was when I was seven or eight. I wanted to be Emma Bunton. She was so, so cute.

"I had a friend called Ellie and we would fight because she had blonde hair.

"So she thought she could get to be Emma and I said my name was Emma. This went on for months."

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