Little Mix’s “Word Up” Video: Watch Melanie C Crash The Girls’ Campy Sports Relief Clip

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If you’re a young British girl group who are traveling down the tried-and-true road paved by the Spice Girls, and you’ve been commissioned to record the official Sports Relief charity single, then you’d best enlist Melanie “Sporty Spice” Chisholm for at least a cameo in the music video. And actually, that’s exactly what Little Mix did for their “Word Up” visual. The song is a cover of Cameo‘s 1986 funk-pop classic, and the video is a virtual camp fest that finds the quartet aerobicising and creating all-around chaos while several well-known faces flash by the camera, including Olympic gymnast Louis Smith, Lara Croft: Tomb Raider actor Chris Barrie and, of course, Mel C.

Watch above as Sporty Spice does one of her famous “Say You’ll Be There” high-kicks all in the name of charity…and girl power!

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  • The “…Baby One More Time” Teacher

    God bless the longstanding music vid tradition of an adult authority figure whose scandalized attempts to silence the chyldren must inevitably end with them dancing awkwardly. LOVED IT!

  • alessandromusic

    What’s interesting is that Melanie B covered Cameo’s “Word Up” for Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me Soundtrack back in 1999.