Mel B packs up the family and heads to London for X Factor live shows!

Published Tuesday, Oct 7 2014, 12:05 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
X Factor judge Mel B has taken to the skies with her number one fans ahead of this weekend's first live shows in London!

Mel will be joined in the UK by her husband Stephen Belafonte and three daughters and they are currently winging their way here on a plane.

Mel B and daughters Phoenix, Angel and Madison fly to London for X Factor live shows - 7 Oct 2014

© Instagram / officialmelb

Sharing a snap of herself and her girls - Phoenix, Angel and Madison - Mel Instagrammed: "Up up and away with the gang, family is everything!!"

Well, she certainly puts Mr 'First Class Private Jet' Simon Cowell to shame. Mel and the family are in economy!

Former Spice Girl Mel lives in Los Angeles with Stephen and the girls, but they are all set to join her in England over the coming weeks as the competition heats up.

All the X Factor footage of Mel shown so far has been pre-recorded, but she will be sat alongside her fellow judges in person on Saturday night.

Mel B and Emma Bunton reunite in Mexico
9 September

© Instagram / @officialmelb

Earlier this week, Mel shared another sweet picture of herself, Stephen and daughters as they enjoyed the last of the LA sunshine before heading to London.

Like the other judges, the star has now picked her favourite three acts from her category - the Boys - and will be mentoring them throughout the live shows.

Mel's chosen lads are Paul Akister, Andrea Faustini and Jake Quickenden. She narrowed them down from her final six at Judges' Houses, with the help of Spice Girl pal Emma Bunton.

Who is your favourite X Factor 2014 judge so far? Answer in our poll!
Simon Cowell: The original and the best25.05%
Cheryl Fernandez-Versini: Glad to have her back36.66%
Mel B: She's a breath of fresh air29.82%
Louis Walsh: Familiarity is comforting8.47%