Britain's Next Top Model returning to TV

Abbey Clancy

Abbey Clancy was a runner-up on the show in 2006

'Britain's Next Top Model' will return next year on Lifetime with show-makers promising a "revamped" version with "some of the UK's biggest names in fashion".

'Britain's Next Top Model' will return next year.

The popular reality show - which first aired in 2005 - was axed by Sky in 2013 following nine series' but is now being brought back for a 10-part series on Lifetime.

Koulla Anastasi, director of programming for Lifetime at A+E Networks UK, said: "Lifetime is delighted to be working with Thumbs Up to bring the brand new revamped series of 'Britain's Next Top Model' to viewers next year, through this exclusive UK deal."

The "revamped" version of the show - which is set to start production in September - will reportedly feature "some of the UK's biggest names in fashion", although the judges for the series have not yet been revealed.

As part of the changes made to the show, bosses have decided to follow in the footsteps of 'America's Next Top Model' by introducing social media in order to give viewers a voice on who should survive the elimination process.

In the last series of the show in 2013, the line-up included models Elle Macpherson and Tyson Beckford along with singing star Dannii Minogue.

The show was responsible for the launch of Abbey Clancy's career after she finished as a runner-up in the 2006 series, going on to secure several lucrative modelling contracts alongside a victory on 'Strictly Come Dancing'.


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