Lifetime Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - 08:30


LONDON, 10th May 2017: A+E Networks® UK is recommissioning hit factual reality show Britain’s Next Top Model for Lifetime in the UK.

The new ten-part series will once again be produced by Thumbs Up Productions, which licenses the format from CBS Studios International.

The series will see Abbey Clancy front and centre as she becomes head judge for her third series. Also returning is fan favourite, the opinionated celebrity photographer Nicky Johnston.

New to the judging panel this season is top male model Max Rogers, who has shot fashion campaigns with industry heavyweights from Dolce & Gabbana to Vivienne Westwood.  Max continues to work with some of the world’s best fashion photographers such as Mario Testino, Steven Meisel and Rankin. 

The new series will also see the addition of a different guest judge each week, who will sit alongside Abbey, Nicky and Max offering their industry expertise and opinions on the aspiring models. 

In a first for the show, eliminations will be taking place at the Top Model house, with the judges setting up in the girls’ ‘home’ to decide who stays and who goes.

Koulla Anastasi, Director of Programming for Lifetime at A+E Networks UK, said: “Lifetime is thrilled to announce another series of Britain’s Next Top Model, the show that has helped establish Lifetime as the home of fashion reality content in the UK. We’re delighted that star judge Abbey Clancy is returning for her third series and we look forward to welcoming some of the industry’s biggest names as guests on the judging panel.”

The 10x60’ series of Britain’s Next Top Model has already gone into pre-production, with filming starting this month and taking place across the UK and abroad. The executive producers are Marty Redman and Cheryl Price for Thumbs Up Productions and Diana Carter for Lifetime/A+E Networks UK.