Get ready for your brand new TV obsession. Yep, the models…the tantrums…the judges…Britains Next Top Model is back peeps!
But this time around its bye, bye Elle Macpherson and hello Abbey Clancy! The Liverpudlian model, 29, is set to be head judge when the show returns to our screens on Lifetime. And it will feel like home for the mum-of-two whose career started on the show – she was just 20-years old she was a runner-up in the contest herself back in 2006! #TBT
“Britain’s Next Top Model was where I began 10 years ago so I know how the girls felt and how scary it was, not knowing what was going to happen,” Clancy has said. “I am honoured that they picked me to be a worthy head judge and I absolutely loved making show.
Abbey will be deciding the fate of aspiring models alongside famous male model and actor Paul Sculfor – who once dated Cameron Diaz, prestigious fashion critic Hilary Alexander OBE and photographer Nicky Johnston. We. Can’t. Wait!
And it’s time to meet the models battling it out for the BNTM crown next year. Meet 19-year old Alex Kelly – the loudmouth who loves the gym and we hear she’s very, very determined. And we’ve also got our eye on Alex Needham, 21 – she was kicked out of school and her family home at 15 but has turned her life around and after lots of amateur gigs, wants to make it big. Then there’s Jess Workman, 20, who has been taking amateur modeling jobs since she was 15 and says her fave model is Gisele Bundchen. Maybe Jess can take her place? Yup, this is going to be a very fun ride indeed.
Britain’s Next Top Model airs every thursday at 9pm on Lifetime.
By Emma Firth