A+E Networks UK is bringing Britain’s Next Top Model back to Lifetime for an 11th cycle. The decision to recommission the show was based on the success the refreshed format experienced on the channel last season.
Thumbs Up Productions, which licenses the format from CBS Studios International, will be back producing the latest 10-part series, which went into pre-production earlier this summer, with filming taking place across the U.K. and abroad. Marty Redman and Cheryl Price of Thumbs Up Productions, along with Diana Carter for Lifetime/A+E Networks UK, are serving as executive producers.
“Lifetime has proved to be the perfect home for Britain’s Next Top Model after our debut series achieved record ratings,” said Koulla Anastasi, director of programming for Lifetime at A+E Networks UK in a statement. “Alongside top rating acquisitions such as Project Runway, Britain’s Next Top Model has established Lifetime as the go-to destination for fashion reality.”
“Britain’s Next Top Model has proved to not only have a huge and loyal fan-base but also the ability to attract new audiences who are equally passionate about the show,” added Redman.
Abbey Clancy, model, presenter and previous Britain’s Next Top Model contestant and Paul Sculfor, Britain’s first male supermodel, will return as head judges for the new series. They’ll be supported by fashion director and style guru Hilary Alexander OBE and celebrity photographer Nicky Johnston.
The previous series of Britain’s Next Top Model launched exclusively on Lifetime in January 2016 and garnered over half a million consolidated unique viewers each week. The series previously aired on Sky Living.