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Former Spice Girl recalls Mandela's 'incredible warmth'

Former Spice Girl Geri Halliwell, who met Mr Mandela when the group played a charity concert in South Africa, has paid tribute to the late leader on Twitter.

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Rip Nelson Mandela , it was a absolute honour to meet such an inspiring man , he was amazing, incredibly charming and warm.

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Geri back as Guest X Factor judge

The former Spice Girl will be X Factor's guest judge at auditions in Liverpool.
The former Spice Girl will be X Factor's guest judge at auditions in Liverpool. Credit: Sean Dempsey/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Geri Halliwell is to return as a guest judge for the X Factor when auditions begin on Wednesday.

The former Spice Girl will attend the Liverpool audition heat as show bosses line up guest panellists to take the place of the vacant fourth judge spot.

She previously stepped in during the 2010 series and prior to that she was a judge on the ITV1 series Popstars: The Rivals - the show which created Girls Aloud.

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