The Spice Girl is reported to be planning to focus on a TV career...

SPICE GIRL MEL B is reported this morning to have been told that her solo deal with VIRGIN records will not be renewed.

The star’s solo album ‘Hot’ only reached Number 28 in the charts, and her last single, ‘Lullaby’, reached Number 13.

This morning’s Sun newspaper quotes a source at Virgin – also the Spice Girls label – as saying that they had reached an agreement with her. The source added that she planned to concentrate on a TV career.

However, her spokesperson said that she may look for another label. “Melanie has had an excellent relationship with Virgin but feels it may be more appropriate for her to be with a label with an urban A&R department. She feels that specialist attention will be of great benefit to her.”

No one was available to comment from Virgin at press time.