Britain's Next Top Model (cycle 6)

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Britain's Next Top Model (cycle 6)
Cycle 6 contestants
Country of origin United Kingdom
No. of episodes 14
Original network Sky Living
Original release

5 July (2010-07-05) – 4 October 2010 (2010-10-04)

Additional information
No. of contestants 14
Cycle chronology
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Series summary

The sixth cycle of Britain's Next Top Model, premiered on 5 July 2010 on Living. This cycle featured a completely revamped judging panel. Host Lisa Snowden was replaced by model Elle Macpherson. The new judging panel consisted of fashion designer Julien McDonald, fashion stylist Grace Woodward, and male model Charley Speed.

The prizes for this cycle included a modelling contract with Models 1, a six-page fashion editorial, along with an appearance on the cover of Company magazine, and a £100,000 contract with Revlon cosmetics, which included a photo shoot for the company's Colorburst Lipstick and campaigns posing as the face of Revlon's Autumn/Winter 2010 trend collection launching in the UK in November.

The winner of the competition was 18-year-old Tiffany Pisani, from the island country of Malta. Pisani beat fellow contestants Alisha White and Joy Mclaren in a public vote during a live finale, a first for Britain's Next Top Model.[1]


Living advertised the new season of Britain's Next Top Model under the slogan "when it comes to top models, it takes one to find one" heavily from 1 June 2010, featuring the new host Elle Macpherson.[2] With an increased budget, cycle 6 claimed it would be "bigger, better and more high-fashion than ever before." It was confirmed on 18 June that series 6 would finish with a 90-minute live finale, where the public would get to choose the winner. Mark Sammon, head of commissioning for Virgin Media TV, said updating the format would give a shot-in-the-arm to the series. "Living’s audience never shies from telling us what they think, so I cannot think of a more discerning panel of judges to finally decide who truly deserves to be Britain’s Next Top Model," said Sammon.[3]


This series featured a boot-camp stage, with 25 semi-finalists starting the competition in the cycle premiere, the largest amount at that time. Nine contestants were eliminated in the first episode, with the rest moving into the Britain's Next Top Model mansion, in London. Like cycle 5, the public could choose one girl out of four to make the final 25 who could then possibly make it to the final 13. On 11 February, 20-year-old Emma Williams won the vote and became part of the final 25, but ultimately did not progress to the Top Model house.



(ages stated are at start of contest)

Contestant Age Height Hometown Finish Place
Hannah Goodeve 22 1.82 m (5 ft 11 12 in) Cheshire Episode 2 14 (quit)
Rachelle Harry 20 1.77 m (5 ft 9 12 in) Surrey Episode 3 13
Susan Loughnane 23 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in) Dublin Episode 4 12
Harleen Kaur Nottay 19 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in) Midlothian 11
Delita Cole 18 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in) Liverpool Episode 5 10
Amba Hudson-Skye 20 1.82 m (5 ft 11 12 in) Bournemouth Episode 6 9
Nicola Wright 20 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in) Coventry Episode 7 8
Kirsty Parsons 21 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) Cardiff Episode 8 7
Olivia Oldham-Stevens 20 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) London Episode 9 6
Amelia Thomas 22 1.77 m (5 ft 9 12 in) Port Talbot Episode 11 5
Charlotte Holmes 21 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) Cornwall Episode 12 4
Joy McLaren 20 1.77 m (5 ft 9 12 in) Leeds Episode 14 3
Alisha White 18 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) London 2
Tiffany Pisani 18 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in) Attard 1


  • Elle Macpherson (host)
  • Charley Speed
  • Grace Woodward
  • Julien MacDonald


No. in
Title Original air date UK viewers
56 1 "Episode 1" 5 July 2010 (2010-07-05) 0.39 (398,000)[a]

The 25 semi-finalists arrived to 'model academy' and met the new judges before getting their headshots taken, being put to their paces on the catwalk, and meeting the judges for one on one interviews. After an elimination that saw five contestants leave the competition, the remaining 20 models took part in a St Trinian's themed photo shot session in groups with photographer Nicky Johnston. The judges then deliberated over the final results, and the judges chose the final 14.

  • Featured photographer: Nicky Johnston
57 2 "Episode 2" 12 July 2010 (2010-07-12) 0.38 (387,000)[a]

The models had a pose off challenge with Charley Speed, where the winning group was given the privilege to enter the model home first. They later had a runway training session with Julien MacDonald and casting director Sarah Murray wearing golden jumpsuits, for which the best performers were given the chance to walk at London Fashion Weekend. At the shoot, they posed with male models in pairs wearing lingerie.

  • Featured photographer: Shane Woodward
  • Special guests: Victoria Holt, Sarah Murray, Rebekah Roy
58 3 "Episode 3" 19 July 2010 (2010-07-19) 0.48 (487,000)[a]

The remaining models arrived at a warehouse to meet Miquita Oliver for a styling challenge, and the winner was given the chance to steal five minutes from another girls' photo shoot. After receiving makeovers, the contestants were photographed in a campaign for Links of London wearing expensive couture jewellery whilst holding a light stick.

  • Featured photographer: Pete Pedonomou
  • Special guests: Miquita Oliver, James Galvin, Louise Galvin, Kim Johnson, Elizabeth Galton, Noemie Lenoir
59 4 "Episode 4" 26 July 2010 (2010-07-26) 0.37 (378,000)[a]

The models arrived to the offices of Models 1, where it was announced that they would be attending castings for several clients. Immediately after the challenge the contestants were met by Grace Woodward and Charley Speed, who announced that the bookers from Models 1 had felt so strongly about Susan's poor performance, that they had decided to eliminate her. The remaining contestants later had to pose with items from Product Red, and took part in a photo shoot session for a campaign against abuse and bullying.

  • Featured photographer: Adam Lawrence, David Fairweather
  • Special guests: Fraser Belk, Julien Miachon, Daniele Sismondi, William Tempest, Seb Bishop, Nicola Roberts, Sherry Adhami
  1. ^ a b c d Episode viewing figures from BARB[4]

Episode 5[edit]

Original Airdate: 2 August 2010

The girls shot a TV ad for Beyoncé's new fragrance for the challenge. Kirsty won the challenge and a night out and chose Nicola and Amelia to join her. Charlotte seemed disappointed by this, but didn't act upon her disappointment. The girls had a photo shoot for covered in chocolate with nude for a body product shop campaign. Nicola's photo was the favourite of the company director, thus earning her the first call-out. Delita and Tiffany were announced as the bottom two, Delita for producing her only good photograph, but overall the weakest film, and Tiffany for what seemed to be a lack of versatility. Tiffany's previous strong performances spared her and an unsurprised Delita was sent home.

  • Featured photographer: Rhys Frampton
  • Special guests: Beyoncé (In a video message), Olivia Fletcher, Dave Berry, Karl Plewka, Lorraine Clough, Rachel Higgin, Rihanna

Episode 6[edit]

Original Airdate: 9 August 2010

The remaining girls arrived in Birmingham to be greeted by R'n'B singer Alesha Dixon with a challenge to sell her latest brand of jewellery live on TV. After an hour of practicing, the girls were thrown in the deep end and presented on GemsTV. Charlotte was initially nervous but Alesha stated she was a natural, Alisha used her energetic and bubbly personality to sell the products, Tiffany was extremely nervous at first but decided she wanted to smile and focus more on looking friendly than messing up. However, it was Joy who felt the full brunt of presenting on live TV and she sadly succumbed to nervousness and swore twice. The girls were then taken to Gatwick Airport to be greeted by Grace who gave them £500 each to shop around the airport before they were jetted off to Alicante, Spain for a swimsuit photo shoot. At judging, Amba and Nicola were in the bottom two. In the end, a shocked Amba was eliminated in a very emotional elimination.

  • Featured photographer: Javier Galue
  • Special guests: Alesha Dixon, Angeline Davies, Melissa Odabash

Episode 7[edit]

Original Airdate: 16 August 2010

This week the girls went to the location and set of Hollyoaks for an acting challenge. Joy won and was given a speaking part in an episode and a night out with two cast members. She chose to take Alisha as well. The main photo shoot was a Horror-based Scream Queens shoot, featuring the girls in horror situations.

At Panel Most of the girls excelled, especially Olivia, gaining her first call-out. The judges felt that Nicola's photo was not as strong as her previous photos, even though it was a decent shot, and deemed Amelia's photo as "super fake" and she was told to get real and to not just focus on her beauty at shoots. Despite the comments from the judges that seemed to imply that Amelia would be sent packing, Nicola was eliminated despite having 2 first call-outs. Amelia's levels of versatility, personality and modelling ability seemed to be ignored, a decision that many fans of the show disliked, and Nicola was sent home as she was deemed to be forgettable in the personality department and her photos were declining as the competition progressed.

  • Featured photographer: Matthew Brindle
  • Special guests: Ricky Whittle, Bronagh Waugh, Hollie-Jay Bowes, Melissa Walton, Kevin Sacre, Paul Marquess, Nathalie Emmanuel, Jessica Fox, Rachel Hardy, Penny Shales, Stuart Russell

Episode 8[edit]

Original Airdate: 23 August 2010

This week, the girls did a challenge on the high street. They had to pick clothes from a store and present them on camera. Charlotte won the challenge for welcoming and friendly presenting skills. The judges of the challenge didn't like Olivia's choice of clothes because they were too revealing and risque.

When they arrived home, they were told they were going to Norway. Once they had arrived they embarked on a helicopter ride to a glacier which they did their photo shoots wearing outfits created from plastic bottles. The best photo would win a campaign with their photo.

At the photo shoot, it was -5 degrees. Alisha and Kirsty worried about the cold. This then led to Alisha struggling with the cold in her photo shoot. Tiffany also struggled with the cold and it proved a big challenge for everyone. the photographer was disappointed with Tiffany who seemed to have the attitude that she wanted to just get it over with.

At panel, Charlotte is told she won the campaign. Tiffany's attitude comes up at panel. Olivia and Joy don't do well. The judges feel Kirsty is constantly producing only amateur photos. The judges thought Alisha's body and her face just weren't working together. Amelia, however, told that her photo was amazing and a very nice bounce back after last week's atrocious photo.

During elimination, Amelia was told she would've been called first if Charlotte had not won the campaign, so she was called second. Alisha and Kirsty find themselves in the bottom two, and a not-so-surprised Kirsty is eliminated.

  • Featured photographer: Ole Marius Fossen
  • Special guests: Steph Theobold, Charlotte Carey, Peter Krogh, Stephen Jones, Giles Deacon

Episode 9[edit]

Original Airdate: 30 August 2010

The girls have to do a beauty shot for Revlon which piles on the pressure as the show's eventual winner will be given a Revlon campaign. Then the girls are reaching new heights as they perform in a falling photo shoot for Galaxy Ripple which pushes some girls, especially Amelia and Olivia, to the limit. After Amelia received injury taking part in the shoot and she called an ambulance, Olivia became scared and could not do the jump, resulting in the decision that she should not take part in the shoot.

At panel, nobody managed to do well on both shoots. Amelia and Charlotte are lauded for strong beauty shot, but their campaign photo weren't amazing, just good. Alisha was praised for perfect beauty shot, but her horrible campaign photo turns the judges down. Tiffany and Joy failed to do well on both shoots, while Olivia didn't do the campaign shoot, her beauty shot was horrible as well. In the end, Alisha shockingly called first, ahead of Amelia and Charlotte, but Tiffany and Olivia find themselves in the bottom two. Tiffany was spared and Olivia was sent home.

  • Featured photographer: Hugh O'Malley, Neale Haynes
  • Special guests: Sarah Harper, Jim Dowdall,

Episode 10[edit]

Original Airdate: 6 September 2010

The tables turn on the final five when Nicky Johnston sets them a challenge to be the photographer on a shoot based in their model house. Then the girls have to perform a relaxed yet sexy photo shoot with George Lamb, before being photographed with a rugby team by legendary Terry O'Neill. Amelia, Joy and Tiffany were praised for both their photo's, Alisha managed to produce a phenomenal photo with George Lamp but her wasp shot was considered a miss, Charlotte's wasp shot on the other hand received strong positive criticism but her photo with George Lamp was too commercial, At elimination, Elle says for Charlotte and Joy to both pack their bags, because they (as well as the other three girls) are going overseas to Malaysia, meaning that no one would be eliminated.

  • Featured photographer: Simon Lipman, Terry O'Neill
  • Special guests: Nicky Johnston, George Lamb, Victoria White, Kirsty Hathaway,

Episode 11[edit]

Original Airdate: 13 September 2010

The girls reach Kuala Lumpur and meet with famous designer Jimmy Choo. They then take part in a dancing challenge, followed by a roof top photo shoot for Baby G watches. One girl will be picked to represent the brand following the end of Pixie Lott's contract with the company.

Amelia was told her photo was stunning on its own, but the judges are concerned about her progress during the competition (as she started strong, but then tumbled down until she's getting better and better). Charlotte and Alisha's photo was universally criticized, but Tiffany's photo was heavily praised. Joy received the best feedback, but Amelia and Charlotte ended up in the bottom two, though both of them produced the two best photos of the week.

Though she has progressed tremendously the past few weeks, Amelia was eliminated.

  • Special guests: Jimmy Choo, Datin Azanin Dato' Ahmad, Sarah Earlam, Dato' Sri Dr Ng Yen Yen

Episode 12[edit]

Original Airdate: 20 September 2010

The girls did a commercial for Tourism Malaysia introducing Durian and fish spa. The next day, they have their go-see challenge around Kuala Lumpur meeting three top Malaysian fashion designers. The girls shot this week's photo shoot in the heart of Bukit Cahaya, the shots will appear in a top high society magazine in Malaysia. Malaysian Fashion Designer Bernard Chandran joins panel this week, Elle announces that 3 girls will be walking in London Fashion Week 2010 in Bernard Chandran's design.

  • Featured director: Juan Zainal
  • Featured photographer: Allan Casal
  • Special guests: Faisol Abdullah, Tom Abang Saufi, Carven Ong, Bernard Chandran

Episode 13[edit]

Original Airdate: 27 September 2010

The girls received an E-mail telling them to pack their bags for the following morning, where they were taken to Pangkor Laut Resort on Pangkor Island. There, they were treated to massages and a sunset cruise before meeting with Elle the next morning. She gave each girl an iconic photo from her archive which they would have to reproduce for their last photo shoot. Upon returning to Kuala Lumpur, the girls then had to prepare for their catwalk finale in Dato Bernard Chandran's fashion show. During judging, Elle mentioned that she could not choose and revealed to the girls that they would be participating in a show-first, a live finale back in Britain.

Episode 14: Live Finale[edit]

Original Airdate: 4 October 2010

The show came to a massive end, as the final three took to the final show. There were live performances from McFly, The Saturdays and Tinchy Stryder. After the first round of votes were counted, it was decided that Joy would finish in third.

With Joy now eliminated, the final two, Tiffany and Alisha, took to a final, live runway, with alumni of previous cycles Britain's Next Top Model, including Cycle 1, 3, 4 and 5 winners, Lucy Ratcliffe, Lauren McAvoy, Alex Evans and Mecia Simson, as well as Cycle 5 runner ups, Sophie Sumner and Jade McSorley. After this, the final votes were counted, and Tiffany was revealed to be the winner of the competition.

Results table[edit]

Order Episodes
1 2[a] 3 4[b] 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 14
1 Tiffany Joy Nicola Alisha Nicola Charlotte Olivia Charlotte Alisha Alisha Joy Tiffany Alisha Tiffany
2 Joy Amelia Amba Charlotte Charlotte Olivia Joy Amelia Charlotte Tiffany Tiffany Joy Tiffany Alisha
3 Amba Kirsty Kirsty Tiffany Alisha Amelia Tiffany Joy Amelia Amelia Alisha Alisha Joy
4 Harleen Harleen Tiffany Olivia Kirsty Tiffany Charlotte Tiffany Joy Charlotte
Charlotte Charlotte
5 Charlotte Charlotte Charlotte Nicola Amba Alisha Kirsty Olivia Tiffany Amelia
6 Amelia Amba Delita Joy Olivia Joy Alisha Alisha Olivia
7 Rachelle Susan Alisha Delita Amelia Kirsty Amelia Kirsty
8 Olivia Alisha Susan Kirsty Joy Nicola Nicola
9 Hannah Olivia Joy Amba Tiffany Amba
10 Delita Tiffany Harleen Amelia Delita
11 Nicola Nicola Amelia Harleen
12 Kirsty Rachelle Olivia Susan
13 Alisha Delita Rachelle
14 Susan Hannah
     The contestant quit the competition
     The contestant was eliminated
     The contestants were in the bottom two, but nobody was eliminated
     The contestant won the competition
  1. ^ In episode 2, Hannah quit the competition while she was in the bottom two with Delita. Therefore, Delita was automatically saved from elimination. It is unknown who really would have survived.
  2. ^ In episode 4, Susan was eliminated outside of judging panel for performing the worst in the casting challenge.


Episode Viewing figures from BARB[5]

Episode Date Total Viewers Living Weekly Ranking
1 5 July 2010 398,000 3
2 12 July 2010 387,000 3
3 19 July 2010 487,000 1
4 26 July 2010 378,000 2
5 2 August 2010 429,000 2
6 9 August 2010 365,000 3
7 16 August 2010 449,000 2
8 23 August 2010 364,000 2
9 30 August 2010 432,000 2
10 6 September 2010 463,000 2
11 13 September 2010 346,000 2
12 20 September 2010 346,000 2
13 27 September 2010 373,000 2
14 4 October 2010 419,000 1


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  2. ^ "BNTM 6 Trailer *TO FIND A TOP MODEL*". Sky Living. June 2010. Retrieved 22 July 2016. 
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  4. ^ "BARB". Broadcasters' Audience Research Board. 25 April 2011. 
  5. ^ "BARB". BARB. 25 April 2011.