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Pete Waterman says Geri Halliwell ended his TV career: "She's lost all touch with reality"

Music mogul Pete Waterman has blamed Geri Halliwell for ending his long career in the public eye and he explained that she's "not in the real world".

Speaking to the Daily Mail newspaper, the star explained that his problems with the Spice Girl began when she turned up to work as a judge on Popstars: The Rivals and sat her dog on her lap, despite there being a rule against animals on the show:

"When she came in and put the dog on her lap, I thought 'What am I actually doing here?' In our contract with ITV there were all these rules about what you could and couldn't do on screen."

"One of them, I always thought, was that no animals were allowed. So all the TV executives were freaking out about there being a dog in the studio."

Although Waterman explains there is no bad blood between the pair, he thinks she was massively affected by her career as a member of one of the modern world's most famous girl groups and expects that it caused her to be somewhat disillusioned:




"I didn't have a problem with her as a person. She was just a little bit wild. Well, maybe wild isn't the right word, she's just been in the Spice Girls, which must have been a surreal experience. You think, 'Hang on, this girl's not in the real world'. She's lost all touch with reality."

"She's got a completely different view of the world than anyone I know. That's what happens to pop stars sometimes."

Watch Halliwell's video for 'Look At Me' below: