Spice Girl Mel B has been left stunned after visiting an American state where she was left questioning “is there anybody brown, or mixed, or black in this town"?
The Leeds-born star filmed a new BBC docuseries Trailblazers: A Rocky Mountain Road Trip joined by Emily Atack and Ruby Wax.
In the programme, they re-trace the footsteps of Yorkshire-born and intrepid Victorian explorer, Isabella Bird, and pay homage to the forgotten pioneer.
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On her journey through middle America, Mel, 47, claims that she believed incidents of racism had dwindled but her “outlook changed” after a trip to Colorado, which is predominantly white with a Caucasian population of 61.6 per cent. There she met two sisters who were champions in lasso but had to fight harder for their position
Mel, who is recently engaged, told the Mail Online that she "thought that there wasn't as much racism as there was" and told a particular story of meeting two sisters who were champions in lasso but had had to fight harder for their position because they went to an all-white school.
She said doing the show has "changed my outlook" and said it was "hard, especiually in Colorado to find the pockets or the groups of people of colour."
Trailblazers: A Rocky Mountain Road Trip begins on Monday, November 28 at 9pm on BBC Two.
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