Mel C, who was a reality judge herself on ITV1's Superstar recently, said: "I’m really proud of Mel B. She’s brutally honest and telling it like it is.
"I love her bluntness – though I wouldn’t have the guts to say what she does. She’s like a good looking Simon Cowell!"
This year's X Factor auditions will also see Spice Girl Geri Halliwell join the panel as a guest judge at the auditions in Liverpool, and Mel C is excited to see what the outspoken singer had to say to the contestants!
She said: "I cannot wait to see Geri on screen. Geri chatted to me about it all recently. She said she felt embarrassed about her arrival to the Liverpool auditions where she stood on top of her limousine with a megaphone.
"I told her: 'That was classic ‘Ginger Spice!’ Don’t you dare be embarrassed. That’s what we love about Geri, she’s impulsive and crazy. She looked great too, I’m so relieved she didn’t flash her pants."
Speaking to the official ITV1 X Factor website today, Mel C also praised Gary Barlow and Tulisa.
"Gary is brilliant. He’s settled in so well – I was lucky enough to see him earlier this year and he told me: 'This year, I’m going to make sure I really enjoy every moment.'," Mel explained.
She added: "Tulisa is great as she appeals to the younger demographic, adding a street element to the show."
[cat]The X Factor[/cat] continues on Saturday night on ITV1.