Fun fact: Wendi Harriott, a 41-year-old contestant hoping to impress The Voice UK coaches this Saturday night is Emma Bunton’s best friend.
In fact, Wendi – a professional backing singer from Kent– is not only mates with the (reunited) Spice Girl, but she’s married to Andrez Harriott, who of course you definitely remember as a singer in ‘90s RnB boyband Damage. That’s actually how Wendi knows Baby Spice: Bunton’s partner Jade Jones is lead singer of Damage.
And now they’re best friends in their own right. The proof?
See, Wendi used the hashtag #Friends! You can’t just do that with anyone!
The pair have even posed with a Snapchat animal filter. It’s definitely serious.
And just so you’re not confused about their friendship status, Wendi has captioned the photo with the phrase “Love you more than chicken butter”! To which Bunton replied – you might want to sit down for this – “My BFF, I love you so much”.
But wait, it gets even better: there’s even a snap of the two with the Peter Andre!
Oh, and in case you’re interested, as a backing singer Wendi has also performed with the likes of The Killers, Rod Stewart, John Legend and Jennifer Hudson. That’s right: she’s sung with one of the Voice judging panel already.
Sadly, Bunton won’t appear on the show to cheer her friend on, but there are more pressing issues at hand: will J-Hud press her button for her own supporting singer? And – dare we say it – will Bunton/Wendi post another selfie before her audition airs? Only time/their respective Instagram accounts will tell.
The Voice UK continues on Saturday 3rd February at 8pm on ITV