Melanie "Mel B" Brown at the 'America's Got Talent' event at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood. (April 22, 2014)

Melanie “Mel B” Brown at the ‘America’s Got Talent’ event at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood. (April 22, 2014)

*Before she was caught Monday digging where the sun don’t shine, we sat down with “America’s Got Talent” judge Melanie “Mel B” Brown to talk about the show’s big return on May 27.

The Nick Cannon-hosted talent search is in its 9th season, but the former Spice Girl is going into her second as a judge alongside Heidi Klum, Howard Stern and Howie Mandel. Her biggest surprise about the new season thus far?

“I was surprised that Howie even knew what twerking was or what the word ‘ratchet’ meant,” Mel, 38, told us during NBC’s recent summer press day.

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Mel B and Howie Mandel of “America’s Got Talent” at NBC’s Summer Press Day in Pasadena, Calif. (April 8, 2014)

Mandel, 58, sat next to her pretending to look offended. “I’m younger than him,” she continued through her infamous machine gun laugh before apologizing to the comedian.

Below, Mandel says Scary Spice has literally doubted him from week one. Also, Mel says Howie danced onstage during one of the audition shows and she was shocked that he stayed on beat.

Listen below.

“America’s Got Talent” returns to NBC on May 27.

Watch a promo below.