Mel B’s husband Stephen Belafonte flew into rages over the Spice Girls’ flirty behaviour towards fellow X Factor judge Cheryl, it has been claimed.
Mel, 41, is said to have harmlessly fooled around with Cheryl – once innocently grabbing her bum backstage.
This reportedly led her estranged husband to fly off the handle in a “total rage”.
According to The Sun, his behaviour eventually led to him being banned from the X Factor studios.
“Mel was taken with Cheryl but it was harmless fun. She’d always come into her dressing room in hardly any clothes while holding her co-star’s hand and grabbing her bum,” a source reportedly told the newspaper.