Britain's Next Top Model

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Britain's Next Top Model
Also known asBritain & Ireland's Next Top Model
GenreReality television
Created byTyra Banks
Presented byLisa Butcher
Lisa Snowdon
Elle Macpherson
Abbey Clancy
Paul Sculfor
Cindy Bishop
JudgesMarie Helvin
Jonathan Pang
Paula Hamilton
Gerry DeVeaux
Huggy Ragnarsson
Louis Mariette
Julien Macdonald
Charley Speed
Grace Woodward
Tyson Beckford
Whitney Port
Dannii Minogue
Hilary Alexander
Nicky Johnston
Max Rogers
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Original languageEnglish
No. of series12
No. of episodes108
Running time60mins (inc. adverts)
Production companyThumbs Up Productions
Original release
NetworkSky Living (2005–13)
Lifetime (2016–17)
Release14 September 2005 (2005-09-14) –
21 December 2017 (2017-12-21)

Britain's Next Top Model (or Britain & Ireland's Next Top Model 2011–13), often abbreviated as BNTM, BINTM, or Top Model, is a British-Irish reality television show in which a number of women compete for the title of Britain's Next Top Model and a chance to start their career in the modelling industry. The first "cycle" premiered on 14 September 2005 on Sky Living.

The winner normally receives a modelling contract, cosmetics campaign, and a spread within a fashion magazine which also included appearing on the front cover. Other prizes which changed from cycle to cycle included a car, holiday, money, or an apartment among other things.

As part of the Top Model franchise, it was based on the American television series America's Next Top Model. From series 7 thru 9, the show was named Britain and Ireland's Next Top Model as it had begun to include contestants from Ireland.

On 28 October 2013, Sky Living confirmed that the show had been cancelled.[1] In April 2015, the show confirmed via its Twitter account that it would be returning in 2015 on Lifetime.[2] The title was changed back to Britain's Next Top Model due to licensing issues,[3] but contestants from Ireland were still allowed to apply for the show.[4]


Show logo used from 2005–2016

The series features a group of young female contestants who live together in a house for several weeks while taking part in challenges, photo shoots and meetings with members of the modelling industry. Normally, one poor-performing contestant is eliminated each week until the last contestant remaining is declared "Britain's Next Top Model" and receives a modelling contract along with other prizes.

In a BBC interview, Elle Macpherson contrasted the show with the U.S. version, describing BNTM as "Uniquely British, the sense of humour and the styling is very British... more hybrid backgrounds... and I think that is really examplatory [sic] of what's going on in the UK today".[5]


Each series of Britain's Next Top Model features from ten to fourteen episodes and begins with twelve to fourteen contestants. Each episode, one contestant is eliminated, though in rare cases a double elimination or no elimination is given by consensus of the judging panel. Series 6 saw a live finale where the public chose the winner of the cycle. The series was narrated by Fearne Cotton. Due to maternity leave, Cotton did not fulfil this role for the ninth series. She was replaced by Dawn Porter. When the show got revived on Lifetime, Dawn Porter was replaced by Cycle 5 and America's Next Top Model cycle 18 contestant, Annaliese Dayes.

Starting with the ninth series, the elimination process was changed. Multiple contestants were in danger of elimination every week, with the number of contestants in danger being lowered as the competition progressed.


The series 9 panel consisted of Elle Macpherson, Tyson Beckford, and fashion designer, pop star, model, and former X Factor Judge Dannii Minogue. It was originally reported for series 8 that Grace Woodward would leaving the judging panel to be replaced by Kelly Osbourne and that both Charley Speed and Julien Macdonald would continue on the judging panel. However it was later announced that both Speed and Woodward were leaving the panel to be replaced by Tyson Beckford and Whitney Port.[citation needed] Previous judges have included Lisa Butcher, Marie Helvin, Paula Hamilton, Huggy Ragnarsson, industry expert Jonathan Phang and fashion expert Gerry DeVeaux. Usually, an additional guest judge will sit in on the panel every week.[citation needed]

Judges Cycles
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Lisa Butcher Main
Lisa Snowdon Main
Elle Macpherson Main
Abbey Clancy Contestant Guest Main
Paul Sculfor Guest Main
Judging Panelists
Marie Helvin Main
Jonathan Phang Main
Paula Hamilton Main
Gerry DeVeaux Main
Huggy Ragnarsson Main
Louis Mariette Main Guest
Julien Macdonald Main
Charley Speed Main
Grace Woodward Main
Tyson Beckford Guest Main
Whitney Port Main
Dannii Minogue Main
Hilary Alexander Guest Guest Main
Nicky Johnston Guest Guest Main
Max Rogers Main
Cindy Bishop Main


According to the show's official site, anyone with the right to live or work in Britain is free to apply for the show, but must meet the height requirement of 5'7" (170 cm), and be between the ages of 18 and 23 at the time they try out for the show.[6] This is true for series 6-8. During the first casting episode of cycle 7, some producers stated that 'The requirements would be stricter' in order to accommodate models closer within the range of the real fashion world.


Britain & Ireland's Next Top Model Live was launched by Media 10 in October 2010 at ExCeL London.[7] The event was created to immerse members of the public into the Britain and Ireland's Next Top Model (BINTM) lifestyle. Bringing the TV series to life, the event gave every visitor the opportunity to experience the Top Model lifestyle for themselves. The show featured 45 minute catwalk shows, music performances from celebrities and an exhibition full of clothes and fashion accessories for the visitor to purchase. The 2011 Britain and Ireland's Next Top Model Live took place from 28–30 October at London ExCel.


Cycle Premiere date Winner Runner-up Other contestants in order of elimination Number of contestants International Destinations
1 14 September 2005 Lucy Ratcliffe Edwina Joseph Marina Fallahi, Claire Hillier, Shauna Breen, Anne Kent (quit), Hayley Wilkins, Marisa Heath, Stephanie Jones, Naomi Teal, Tashi Brown, Jenilee Harris 12 Paris
2 24 July 2006 Lianna Fowler Abigail Clancy Yvette Stubbs, Nina Malone, Asha Hibbert, Lucy Flower, Sophia Price, Samantha Gerrard, Tamar Higgs & Georgina Edewor-Thorley, Sarah Butler, Amber Niemann, Jasmia Robinson 13 Marrakesh
3 2 July 2007 Lauren McAvoy Louise Watts Dani Lawrence, Krystal Hancock, Abigail Galatia, Natalie Nwagbo, Holly Alexander Ritchie, Carly Thompson, Sherece Campbell, Lucy Bennett, Stefanie Webber, Rebecca White 12 Rio de Janeiro
4 21 April 2008 Alex Evans Catherine Thomas Sophie Roberts, Musayeroh Barrie, Louise Heywood, Lauren Donaldson-Stanley, Lynzi Arnott, Lisa Fowler, Martha Braddell & Leanne Nagle, Aaron Hunt, Charlotte Denton, Rachael Cairns, Stefanie Wilson 14 Cape Town
5 20 April 2009 Mecia Simson Sophie Sumner Lisa-Ann Hillman, Lauren Wee, Kasey Wynter & Chloe Cummings, Madeleine Wheatley, Hayley Buchanan, Annaliese Dayes, Daisy Payne, Viola Szekely, Ashley Brown, Jade McSorley 13 Reykjavík
Buenos Aires
6 5 July 2010 Tiffany Pisani Alisha White Hannah Goodeve (quit), Rachelle Harry, Susan Loughnane, Harleen Kaur Nottay, Delita Cole, Amba Hudson-Skye, Nicola Wright, Kirsty Parsons, Olivia Oldham-Stevens, Amelia Thomas, Charlotte Holmes, Joy McLaren 14 Alicante
Kuala Lumpur
7 4 July 2011 Jade Thompson Juste Juozapaityte Kimberleigh Spreadbury & Joanne Northey, Ufuoma Itoje, Hannah Devane, Holly Higgins & Amy Woodman, Tanya Mihailovic & Stacey Haskins, Jessica Abidde, Imogen Leaver & Anastasija Bogatirjova 13 Miami
8 9 July 2012 Letitia Herod Emma Grattidge Amelia Raven (quit), Emma Sharratt, Penelope Williamson, Tasmin Golding, Anne Winterburn, Kellie Forde, Jennifer Joint, Madeleine Taga, Roxanne O'Connor, Rissikat Oyebade, Lisa Madden, Anita Kaushik 14 Dubai
9 20 June 2013 Lauren Lambert Emma Ward
Sarah Kennedy
Christina Chalk, Danielle Sandhu, Jess Patterson, Abigail Johns, Laura Young, Emily Garner, Saffron Williams, Holly Carpenter, Angel Mbonu, Naomi Pelkiewicz, Sophie Ellson 14 Bridgetown
10 14 January 2016 Chloe Keenan Angel Cole
Jessica Workman
Jasmine Hodge, Amreen Akhtar (quit), Alex Needham, Jenna McMahon, Megan Brunell & Georgia Butler, Billie Downes, Lexi Kelly, Bethan Sowerby 12 Zagreb
Ocho Rios
11 16 March 2017 Olivia Wardell Jennifer Malengele Anastasia Ellis, Abby Heaton, Victoria Clay, Eleanor Sippings (quit), Talulah-Eve Brown, Bianca Thomas, Chloe Lockley-Middleton, Simone Murphy, Tallulah Steed-Fassett, Alannah Beirne 12 Santa Maria
12 19 October 2017 Ivy Watson Eleanor Sippings
Kira MacLean
Ocean Lane & Gabriella Jukes, Georgia Mason-Mottram, Alisia Grant, Tamsin Hough, Efi Muntoni-Clements (quit), Shaunagh Slattery & Louisa Northcote, Martha Miller (quit), Cirrah Leah Webb, Sophia Chawki 14 Bangkok

America's Next Top Model: British Invasion

In 2012, it was announced that seven past contestants would be appearing on Cycle 18 of America's Next Top Model. Both Cycles 1 and 7 were unrepresented. The returning contestants from Britain's Next Top Model and their placements for Cycle 18 were:

Previous Cycle / Series Contestant Original rank ANTM Cycle 18 rank
2 Jasmia Robinson 3rd 14th
3 Louise Watts Runner-up 12th
5 Ashley Brown 4th 10th
4 Catherine Thomas Runner-up 6th
6 Alisha White 4th
5 Annaliese Dayes 7th 3rd
Sophie Sumner Runner-up Winner
  The contestant was eliminated
  The contestant quit the competition
  The contestant won the competition

This is the first ANTM Cycle to feature a Non-American Winner and where more than one contestant decided to quit during the same season.

Juste Juozapaityte

In 2014, cycle 7 runner-up Juste Juozapaityte participated on Top Model po-russki's (the Russian adaptation of Top Model) fifth cycle, which included contestants from Russia and contestants from other countries with Russian roots. Juozapaityte, from London, was born in Lithuania and is of Russian descent.[8] She finished in second place to Zhenya Nekrasova of Kemerovo.


  1. ^ Fletcher, Alex (28 October 2013). "'Britain & Ireland's Next Top Model' axed by Sky Living". Digital Spy. Retrieved 28 October 2013.
  2. ^ "Britain's Next Top Model Lifetime". 9 April 2024.
  3. ^ "ALL NEW BNTM". Twitter.
  4. ^ "ALL NEW BNTM". Twitter.
  5. ^ BBC Radio 4, Front Row, Interview with Mark Lawson – podcasted 2 July 2010
  6. ^ Sky Living HD (9 December 2011). "'Conditions for entry' BINTM 8 casting". Sky Living. Retrieved 10 November 2011.
  7. ^ "BINTM Top model live". Pottle Productions, Inc. 11 December 2011. Archived from the original on 11 May 2015.
  8. ^ "Юстэ Юзапайтитэ - Участницы - Топ-модель по-русски". Retrieved 21 July 2016.

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