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Mel B tweets she plans trip to Leeds Spice Girls exhibition

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Image caption Scary Spice, Mel B, tweeted that she wanted to visit Leeds to 'see it all for myself'

Scary Spice Mel B has said she plans to visit an exhibition on the Spice Girls which has attracted a record number of visitors to Leeds City Museum.

More than 5,400 people have visited the exhibition, which opened on 28 January.

Spice Girl Mel B contacted the collections owner on Twitter, tweeting: "I will make a point of taking a trip to you to see it all for myself."

The museum said the best-attended exhibition prior to this was Dr Rock's Lost Gallery with 3,500 visitors.

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Mel B, who is from Leeds but lives in Los Angeles, also responded to messages about the exhibition from visitors saying: "Thank you for all your amazing pics from the Leeds Spice exhibition".

The 4,000 items on show at Spiceworld: The Exhibition are owned by collector Liz West and include outfits worn by the band, accessories and the Union Jack boots worn by Geri Halliwell .

Ms West said: "I am absolutely delighted that so many people have taken an interest in coming to the exhibition.

"Obviously it would be amazing if Mel B came along to see it for herself - the offer of a full tour is always open."

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