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22/06/00
Baby Spice Goes the Full Monty
- Ibiza the venue for Emma's new role

BABY SPICE, aka Emma Bunton, has kept a low profile compared to the antics of her fellow band members. But news that she has been offered her first acting part - in a girlie movie based on Club 18-30 holidays - is likely to give press vultures a field day.

Bunton is to play the lead role in the film about a gang of girls who hit Ibiza. The movie, tentatively titled 'Full Monty On The Beach' will be set around Ibiza's nightclubbing hotspot San Antonio. Baby-faced Bunton, who is ranked among the top ten of The Observer's young rich list, has little mainstream acting experience. She currently presents a music show on cable TV.

After the disastrous flop of the recent All Saints movie you'd think a Spice Girl would think twice before walking down the thesp path - after all Spiceworld didn't exactly set the world on fire.

But Bunton may have got round that problem by choosing a part that's different to her Baby Spice persona. An insider said : "Her character is a bit of a tearaway - nothing like her image in the Spice Girls. It was great to get Emma to play one of the main characters. Obviously, people know her as a singer but she's really impressed everyone at the audition with her acting. "

Filming starts in August.




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