Westlife singer Kian Egan has claimed that the Spice Girls are afraid over a chart battle with his band.
New albums from the Spice Girls and Westlife were originally due to be released on November 5, but the Spice Girls have now pushed back their Greatest Hits album one week.
Kian told the Mirror, "We would take great pleasure in beating the Spice Girls - especially Mel C because every time she opens her mouth something mean comes out.”
"As far as we were concerned, we were going up against them and we were up for it. But then they suddenly changed their minds. They're running scared."
Mel C has hit back saying, “I personally don't like Westlife. We've just sold out 17 nights at the 02 centre…we've got nothing to prove!"
The Spice Girls insist that their album was never intended to be released on November 5, reports IOL.
The last time both groups released albums at the same time Westlife outsold the Spice Girls.