Stern was on vacation when NBC announced that Mel B would replace Sharon Osbourne. While Mel B says she’s thrilled to be working with Howard Stern and Howie Mandel, Stern had a different reaction.
“At first I was kind of like, meh, what kind of choice is that? Mel B? Scary Spice? Wasn’t she on Dancing with the Stars Who cares about the Spice Girls?”
Howard also mentioned that he talked to Howie about the choice, who said he didn’t know Mel B at all and had no idea what it would be like to work with her.