A celebrity guest brought some Christmas spice to hospital wards.

Emma Bunton, aka Baby Spice, wished the children on Galaxy ward at Barnet Hospital a merry Christmas, along with her fiance Jade Jones, former of boy band Damage.

Ms Bunton chatted to fellow parents and made friends with children, while also helping to deliver presents to patients as part of an initiative fromthe hospital and charity Camp Simcha.

Emma said: "I’d got talking to Brigit because our children both go the same drama club and she told me about this charity she was involved with and asked if I would come along to help deliver the donated presents.

"I was thrilled to say ‘yes’ and to come back to Barnet Hospital.

"I’ve stayed at the hospital and so have my family. It’s our local hospital and it really means a lot to me to be here."

The couple chatted to Shreena Patel whose seven-month-old son, Diyan, has been at Barnet Hospital for over five weeks and was about to go to Great Ormond Street for open heart surgery to help mend a large hole in his heart.

But Diyan was all smiles when he saw the pair.