Britain & Ireland’s Next Top Model has been axed after its ninth series on Sky Living
Sky Living has axed Britain & Ireland’s Next Top Model, new reports have confirmed today.
“After nearly a decade on air, BINTM won’t be returning to Sky Living next year,” a rep for the broadcaster told Digital Spy.
Elle Macpherson, Tyson Beckford and Dannii Minogue appeared on the judging panel for the final series, which aired earlier this year.
The news comes as the channel’s rival model reality show The Face, goes from strength to strength with Naomi Campbell at its helm.
“We’d like to take this opportunity to thank all of the talent who have been involved in the series, with particular thanks to Thumbs Up Productions, exec producer and host Elle Macpherson and this final season’s judges Dannii Minogue and Tyson Beckford,” the rep added.
A sister series to the successful American version, hosted by Tyra Banks, BINTM's nine series falls short of the 21 seasons commissioned for America’s Got Talent.
Whitney Port, Lisa Snowdon and Julien Macdonald are among the previous judges and hosts to appear on the UK show.
Elle replaced Lisa as the host in 2010, which British designer Julien saying at the time: “She doesn’t have a stylist but she dresses like the most glamorous rock star’s wife. If I was a woman, I wouldn’t mind being Elle.”
Each series saw 25 wannabe models battle it out for the prestigious Britain & Ireland’s Next Top Model crown, bagging an impressive debut campaign to boot.
So it’s over to Naomi and co to find the next big model on The Face…