He’s close to his sister and is set to join her on Celebrity Gogglebox on Friday.
And Mel C’s brother Paul O’Neill had his sibling in hysterics after he took a very cheeky swipe at Victoria Beckham while appearing on The One Show on Wednesday.
The racing driver, 41, was reminiscing about going on tour with the Spice Girls as a teenager in the 1990s when he said that he ‘saved’ David Beckham ‘from his wife’.
Joker: Mel C’s brother Paul O’Neill had his sibling in hysterics after he took a very cheeky swipe at her Spice Girls bandmate Victoria Beckham while on The One Show on Wednesday
During the fun interview, The One Show’s host Jermaine Jenas quizzed Paul about a story ‘where he managed to save David Beckham’.
Paul cheekily replied: ‘Saved him from his wife! No I’m joking’
Mel, 47, could not hide her surprise at the comment and burst out laughing, with her brother quickly adding: ‘Would she [Victoria] watch this?’
Jermaine and co-host Angela Scanlon were also amused and teased Paul that they would ensure to send a copy to Posh Spice.
Power couple: The racing driver, 41, was reminiscing about being on a Spice Girls as a teenager in the 1990s when he said that he ‘saved’ David Beckham ‘from his wife’ (pictured in 1997)
Paul then explained that he’d become close to ‘the nicest guy’ David while on tour with the girl group in Amsterdam- and hilariously revealed he ‘pied him off’ for a selfie at a car event years later.
He recalled: ‘David, he was out in Amsterdam and I must have been 16 or 17. I was with my good mate Rich and we went out and we were the only lads.
‘But he kind of latched on with us and we we were like “David Beckham”, because he was obviously awesome and still is, what a guy.
Playful: Mel could not hide her surprise at her little brother’s comment and burst out laughing before Paul quickly continued gushing that David is ‘awesome’ and ‘the nicest guy’
‘So we kinda hung around him and he thought my mate Rich was hilarious because he’s a proper lad so yeah, we saw quite a lot of him that tour situation.’
Paul then spoke about how he ran into David many years later, with the football legend still recognising him.
He continued: ‘And then I seen him, I hadn’t seen him for years, and he was on a job for McClaren that I was on, and I didn’t go and see him because you get busy when you’re a proper celebrity don’t you.
Loved-up: David and Victoria married in 1999 and often share cosy snaps to social media
Memories: Paul said David hung around with him and his pal during the tour to Amsterdam as they were the only ‘lads’ (David is pictured with Victoria in 1997)
‘So I’m just trying to get my guest in a McClaren that I was going to do some ice driving with and I saw David walking over and I thought “oh, he’s recognised me”.
‘And he’s like “alright Paul, how’s it going?” He’s just the nicest guy. And he was like “we’ll get a selfie and send it to your Mel”
‘But I was like, “mate I’ve got no time”… so DB got pied!’
Jermaine, Angela and Mel burst out laughing at the tale, with joker Paul also joining in and smiling as he revelled in his hilarious story.
Paul also candidly discussed how he dealt with his sister shooting to fame while he was still a teenager.
He told The One Show: ‘I’m not going to say it was terribly difficult but, emotionally, it was quite hard.
‘I left college in the end because it was, it wasn’t bullying, but people taking the mickey all of the time so I just got a normal job and tried to make my way forward.
‘My sister helped me out massively.’
Spice Girls’ Mel also spoke about taking part in Celebrity Gogglebox alongside her racing driver brother while on The One Show.
Older sister: Appearing on The One Show on Wednesday, Mel, 47, said about filming: ‘Well I’m quite a bit older than Paul so I’ve always been the boss’
Honest: Paul also candidly discussed how he dealt with his sister shooting to fame with the girlband while he was still a teenager
Mel said about filming: ‘Well I’m quite a bit older than Paul so I’ve always been the boss.
‘But the funny thing is I’ve had this incredible career with the Spice Girls and done loads of different things but when I’m on a show like this [The One Show], or ever been filmed you’re kind “of on”.
‘But when I’m sat with my little brother, your annoying little brother, you think “am I going to be too relaxed?”
‘He’s going to throw me under the bus isn’t he, expose all my secrets. It’s jeopardy.’
Siblings: Mel and Paul are taking part in Celebrity Gogglebox which will air on Friday night