Spice Girls star Mel C has told how she wouldn't be able to handle fame if she was to experience it for the first time in the social media age.

The 47-year-old admitted, "I don’t think I’d hack it, I don’t think I’d survive today" as she prepares to take on the role of a coach on ITV talent show The Voice Kids.

She said: "I’m one of the more mature coaches. I kind of feel maternal over everybody. I’ve always been like that even back in the day, back in the band, I looked after Baby Spice quite a lot."

Speaking to Sink The Pink’s Pop-Tarts Instagram series, she also confessed: "I wish I had sought some kind of professional help to avoid some of the hurdles that were in the way.

Spice Girls

"Even though we had each other, and us girls were experiencing the same things at the same time. But everybody deals with things differently," she said.

She added: "Becoming famous at a young age is a really hard thing to get your head around. I don’t think there’s enough support for young artists. Being thrust into the public eye does your head in," she added.

Mel C is set to join the Voice Kids as a replacement for Paloma Faith, who is taking maternity leave, and shared her excitement about joining the show.

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"Paloma is about to have a baby, so couldn’t fulfil her role this season," she explained. "So very kindly has lent me her chair and I just absolutely love it.

"We did some filming at the weekend, the kids are so amazing, so talented, so wonderful. I think we are in quite good hands moving forward. I feel like the future of the world is in good hands." she said.

"Working with Pixie Lott, Danny Jones, Will.i.am, so lovely. So brilliant at what they do, I just immediately felt part of the family."