Britain And Ireland’s Next Top Model gets axed from Sky Living following it’s 9th season.
The modelling competition didn’t quite make it to a decade on air as Sky Living released the following statement to viewers: “After nearly a decade on air, BINTM won’t be returning to Sky Living next year.
“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 show was originally presented by Lisa Butcher for its first season in the UK back in 2005. Lisa Snowdon then took over as host for the next four series until the baton was passed to Elle Macpherson, who hosted the last four.
The show followed the success of America’s Next Top Model and its host Tyra Banks, and there are Next Top Model shows broadcast around the world including parts of Asia, Europe and South America.
Many models careers have been launched from Britain and Ireland’s Next Top Model, including Strictly Come Dancing contestant Abbey Clancy, who came second in 2006.
Sky Living also broadcast the new reality television modelling show ‘The Face’ featuring judges Naomi Campbell, Caroline Winberg and Erin O’Connor. It appears they don’t have room for two modelling shows and they have chosen Naomi over Elle.
The Team here at Talent Management were not really surprised by the TV channel’s choice, we loved BNTM when it first started but by the end we have to admit the format did start to get a little boring…
However since its launch in September, The Face has apparently attracted only half the viewing figures of Next Top Model.
Do you think Sky Living have made the right choice? Which show do you prefer?