Lifetime UK revamps “Britain’s Next Top Model”

Two years after it was cancelled on UK pay-TV broadcaster Sky Living, Britain's Next Top Model is being revived on the A+E Networks UK-owned Lifetime channel. (Pictured: original host Elle MacPherson)
July 15, 2015

Two years after it was cancelled on UK pay-TV broadcaster Sky Living, Britian’s Next Top Model (pictured) is being revived on A+E Networks UK-owned Lifetime channel.

The 10 x 60-minute series will again be produced by Thumbs Up Productions, which has licensed the format from CBS International.

Production on the revived competition series is to begin in September 2015 – with filming taking place across the UK and overseas – and Top Model will air early next year. Executive producers on the series from Thumbs Up are Marty Redman and Cheryl Price.

Britain’s Next Top Model - later titled Britain & Ireland’s Next Top Model - was originally hosted by models Elle MacPherson (pictured) and Tyson Beckford as well as singer Dannii Minogue. The program ran for nine cycles on Sky Living before it was cancelled in 2013.

The revived format will feature high-profile figures in UK fashion and also incorporate a social media campaign encouraging viewers to get involved with the competition. Hosts for the latest series have yet to be announced.

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