Britain & Ireland’s Next Top Model is back for a much-anticipated ninth series – and this year, the quest to unearth a fashion beauty just got bigger, with an exciting addition to the judging panel in the form of fashion designer and model Dannii Minogue.
Adding a fresh dimension to the panel, new judge Dannii joins model and actor Tyson Beckford, and her fellow Australian, and host, supermodel Elle Macpherson, as they search the UK for the hottest new modelling talent.
This year saw a record number of auditions held across the length and breadth of the country, visiting 17 cities from Plymouth to Glasgow. Thousands of entrants were whittled down to the top 28, who strutted and posed their way to a place at the Top Model Boot Camp.
It is not only Dannii, Elle and Tyson that the aspiring models will have to impress during the course of the series, as there will also be an array of high-profile guests in this series. They will be imparting their knowledge in a bid to help the girls hone and refine their skills, and to continue in their quest to be crowned Britain and Ireland’s Next Top Model.
This series sees Jade Parfitt, Louis Smith and Jourdan Dunn all help the girls undertake numerous challenges, ranging from underwater shoots, to nude shoots and even a high fashion gymnastics challenge. However, in a series first, the guests no longer vote at eliminations and the power lies solely in the judges’ hands with Elle, Dannii and Tyson making the executive decision each week.
Britain & Ireland’s Next Top Model is back on the 13th June at 9pm on Sky Living HD