Mel B said she had no idea who Cheryl Cole was!

It would seem that fellow judge, Cheryl Cole, is a new phenomenon for Mel B!

OK! have revealed that in an interview carried out by Star magazine back in 2008, the Spice Girl was asked about Cheryl and said: “Cheryl Cole … Who’s Cheryl Cole?”

When Mel was prompted as to who Cheryl was, she reminded everyone that she didn’t live in the UK: “I’m with you. I don’t live here in the UK so I don’t know all these people.”

That is pretty awkward, we wonder what Cheryl will think of this!

We’re not so sure we can see these two ladies getting on too well on the judging panel … can you?