Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

How Do We Top Playing at the Olympics? She First Found Fame as Baby Spice, but Now Popstar-Turned-DJ Emma Bunton Is Fighting against Maternal and Newborn Tetanus. She Talks about the Campaign, Being a Working Mother, and Whether There''s Any Chance of Another Spice Girls Reunion

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

How Do We Top Playing at the Olympics? She First Found Fame as Baby Spice, but Now Popstar-Turned-DJ Emma Bunton Is Fighting against Maternal and Newborn Tetanus. She Talks about the Campaign, Being a Working Mother, and Whether There''s Any Chance of Another Spice Girls Reunion

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You''re currently working on a campaign with Pampers and Unicef. How did you get involved? UNICEF and Pampers came to me, and as soon as I heard about it, I thought 'this is something I want to learn more about and to be involved in'. '. It''s so simple for us mums to get involved, it''s what we do every week - buy our nappies. That''s how easy it is to support the campaign. I also learned that, so far, UNICEF and Pampers working together have eliminated tetanus from 10 different countries, and they will work together until they have eliminated it from all the others. I think that''s amazing, when you can see something happening and changing in front of your eyes, it''s incredible.

In 2006, you reached the semi-finals of Strictly Come Dancing. Are you watching the current series? YES, I am. Because I''ve been part of it, I''ve watched it every year, but this year it seems very exciting. My favourite dance was the Argentine tango, so that''s what I''m looking out for this time. I need to watch a few more though to figure out who I''m rooting for.

Does it bring back memories? IT was a very special time for me. It''s such hard work - you do these dances every week, and you have to learn something really new, but it''s amazing. But the last couple of weeks that I was on the show I was actually pregnant with my first child, so it became extra special for me. I have really amazing memories.

If you were starting out now, do you think you would apply for a show like The X Factor? I THINK you have to have a lot of confidence to appear on The X Factor, so I would have been very nervous, but it''s probably something I would have gone for. It''s so hard in this day and age to get into this industry, and that is obviously a great stepping stone. But after the show, you have to work even harder to keep your career going. So yeah, I think I would have a go - and then work my bottom off! …

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