Looks like there has been a major “shake-up” on the set of CW’s America’s Next Top Model!
According to BET.com, former Victoria Secret’s Angel and ANTM creator, Tyra Banks has parted ways with long time judge and photographer Nigel Barker as well as runway coach J. Alexander and creative director of photo shoots Jay Manuel.
All three guys have been mainstays on the show since its 2003 inception but were told this week that they would not be returning for Cycle 19. Sources close to the show are saying that “production decisions” and “major changes” are in store for this next season.
The show’s executive producer, Ken Mok had this to say about their departures:
“Nigel Barker, Jay Manuel and J. Alexander have been an integral part of the America’s Next Top Model brand and they helped turn this show into the household name it is today. They have been amazing assets to the show and will always be a part of the Top Model family. We will continue to actively work with each of them on future projects.”
What do you think about Tyra’s decision? Will you continue to watch ANTM?