Mel B roasts Carrie Bickmore on The Project: ‘You ruined it’

She’s a self-proclaimed Spice Girls superfan, but Carrie Bickmore was called out by Mel B on The Project this week for getting the lyrics wrong to one of their biggest songs.

After discussing the upcoming season of The Masked Singer, which features Scary Spice on the guessing panel alongside Chrissie Swan, Abbie Chatfield and Dave Hughes, the pair began talking about the group’s iconic 1996 hit Wannabe.

Carrie Bickmore and Mel B on The Project.
Mel B called out Carrie Bickmore on The Project for getting the lyrics wrong to Wannabe. Photos: Channel Ten

“How many times do you have to hear people sing the rap bit wrong?” Carrie asked. “I mean, my version is nothing like the actual lyrics. Have you ever heard anyone get that bit right?”

“I have, because actually that rap is quite simple and melodic and it’s just fun, it’s just funny,” Mel replied.

Carrie then asked if she could perform the verse for her to end their interview, however, Mel suggested that they sing it together instead.

“You do your version of it! I want to hear your version of the rap, go on!” she said. “I’ll sing it with you!”


The Channel Ten star went on to sing the rap while stumbling on a few lyrics, including, “Easy P doesn’t come for free”, and was quickly corrected by Mel.

“Easy V for Victoria,” Mel she asserted. “You screwed it! You ruined it! Stop! Cut!”

“I'm clearly never going to be behind one of those masks,” Carrie declared.

‘So disappointed in you’

While the pair laughed the incident off, a number of followers took to social media to blast Carrie for her Spice Girls blunder.

“So disappointed in you CB,” one person wrote. “After the excitement of going to a Spice Girl concert in London a few years ago, I would have thought you would have the catalogue memorised.”

“Easy P?!” another laughed, while Abbie Chatfield simply commented, “Mel is an icon”

Carrie shares major throwback photo

Carrie’s hilarious interview moment comes shortly after she posted a throwback photo on social media to celebrate 13 years of The Project.

Standing between former hosts Charlie Pickering and Dave Hughes, who both wore slightly oversized suits, Carrie poses with her arms crossed while wearing tight hipster jeans and sporting a bouffant hairstyle.

“Happy 13th birthday Project,” she captioned the snap. “I forgot they made zips that small.”

Throwback photo of Carrie Bickmore on The Project.
Carrie recently shared a throwback photo online to celebrate 13 years of The Project. Photo: Instagram/bickmorecarrie

Carrie’s followers quickly took to the comments to express their surprise at the throwback photo and mock their 2009 outfits.

"Was Hughesy dressed by an accountant from the 1980s?” Aussie comedian Lehmo wrote.

“That was when fashion meant something,” Hughesy commented on the post.

“Wow, the school teacher, hairdresser and accountant really made a name for themselves!” another joked.

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