GERI says ''Victoria is like Marmite.''
During the interview with Morgan, due to be shown tomorrow night, Geri, also known as Ginger Spice, was asked how she felt about being voted Britain’s favourite Spice Girl.
She said: 'I never thought I was number one, I actually thought I was always number two.'
Morgan asked: 'To who?' before Halliwell replied: 'To Emma, because I think Emma was much easier to like.
Asking her to elaborate, Morgan added: 'Emma one, you two, who’s three? We now have a pecking order. Who’s third?'
Halliwell then referred to the sales figures of the Spice Girls dolls to help her determine each member's popularity.
'It would be according to what dolls are left on the shelf,' she said. 'I think probably Sporty, (Chisholm). Do you know what, actually I always refer to Victoria…you’d get this very black or white feeling, either absolute adoration or not. She knows that, she’s like Marmite.'
Morgan added: 'You either love her or hate her. 'Yeah,' replied Halliwell, before swiftly adding: 'I absolutely love her. The girl that I know has got absolutely nothing to do with the one I see in the media.
'Do you know what the funny thing about us that I really learned? When the world was against us we were the tightest, it’s a bit like family, that we were allowed to criticise each other, but nobody else was and if anybody were to attack us, we’d be like a rock and I actually do feel fiercely loyal and I want to defend them.'
About the split back in May 1998: 'I was asked to do an interview for Breast Cancer Care and they asked me because I had a scare a long time ago and I was like, "fantastic".
'Sometimes I just wanted to show up as just myself and for some reason it got stopped they [the band] said, "We all want to do it or you’re not doing it."
'I was like, "Do you know what? I haven’t come this far in the game to be told not to do that." So that was the defining moment.
'We were on this tiny private jet flying into London and I was just went, "Bye girls," And I thought, "Maybe you’re going to be happier without me." I didn’t say I was leaving but the next day I said, "I’m not coming back.'