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Network court battle erupts over Mel B

Network court battle erupts over Mel B
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The Nine Network remains confident that Mel B will take her place on its revamped series of Australia’s Got Talent, despite Channel Seven taking out a court injunction against the move.

The gloves have come off between the two networks over Nine’s recent poaching of the former X Factor judge.

Seven has taken Mel B to the NSW Supreme Court in an attempt to prevent her from defecting to its rival just weeks after she gave her notice.

Nine confirmed to B&T that the injunction is only a temporary one and will lapse on Monday.

A spokesperson for Nine said: “We fully expect Mel B to take her place on the panel of Australia’s Got Talent and we're really look forward to working with her."

Nine recently persuaded the former Spice Girl to leave X Factor for Australia's Got Talent, prompting Seven to initiated court proceedings.

Seven has claimed the former Spice Girl was under a conditional contract preventing her from signing with any network other than Seven until January next year.

When contacted by B&T, a spokesperson for Seven said the network could not comment while the injunction was in place. 

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