Abbey Clancy Set As Judge On Lifetime UK’s ‘Next Top Model’

Abbey ClancyAbbey Clancy is returning to Britain’s Next Top Model.

The model, who appeared on Next Top Model in 2006, has been selected to serve as head judge on the new series, which was picked up by Lifetime UK earlier this year after Sky Living opted not to proceed with the format in 2013. Other judges lined up for the series include Paul Sculfor, Hilary Alexander OBE and Nicky Johnston.

“Britain’s Next Top Model is a show very close to my heart as it’s where I started my career so I am thrilled to be returning as head judge”, said Clancy. “We have an incredible team working on this series and I can’t wait to bring my own spin to the show. Lifetime viewers should expect more drama and style than ever before, and the girls better be ready to bring their A game!”

The new series of Britain’s Next Top Model will focus on the aspiring models’ personal stories as they attempt to transform themselves from ‘girls next door’ to fashion icons. The format will also feature a number of changes, such as an integrated social media campaign.

Lifetime UK has ordered ten episodes for the debut season of the new format, which does not include Ireland in that title due to licensing restrictions. Production will get underway this September in the UK and abroad for a 2016 premiere. The executive producers are Marty Redman & Cheryl Price

“Abbey is the perfect fit for Lifetime – she’s a strong character who has demonstrated immense passion to succeed”, added A+E Networks UK’s Koulla Anastasi, who serves as Director of Programming for Lifetime UK. “We are delighted to announce her role as head judge on Britain’s Next Top Model, the show that launched her career.”