The former Spice Girl was a lot closer to George Michael than many of us thought.

Horner, née Halliwell, spoke about her good friend George Michael on 'This Morning' yesterday and got quite emotional recalling all the times he helped and supported her throughout her life.

"I’m gonna cry talking about it", she started, "I absolutely loved him. When I left The Spice Girls, he took me under his wing. He was such a lovely person."

"Suddenly I have a baby. It was circle of life. He was such a good man. What I like, real friends tell you how it is."

"When you know a human being, he says it how it is, he was very mentoring. He’d tell me when I was rubbish, tell me when I was good. He was quite normal."