Britain & Ireland's Next Top Model
|Britain's Next Top Model|
|Also known as||Britain & Ireland's Next Top Model
|Created by||Tyra Banks|
|Directed by||James MacDonald
|Presented by||Lisa Butcher (2005)
Lisa Snowdon (2006–09)
Elle Macpherson (2010–13)
|Judges||Marie Helvin (2005)
Jonathan Pang (2005–07)
Paula Hamilton (2006–07)
Gerry DeVeaux (2008)
Huggy Ragnarsson (2008–09)
Louis Mariette (2009)
Julien Macdonald (2010–12)
Charley Speed (2010–11)
Grace Woodward (2010–11)
Tyson Beckford (2012–13)
Whitney Port (2012)
Dannii Minogue (2013)
|Country of origin||United Kingdom
|No. of series||9|
|No. of episodes||108|
|Running time||60mins (inc. adverts)|
|Production company(s)||Thumbs Up Productions|
|Original channel||Lifetime (2015 - present)
Sky Living (2005 - 2013)
|Original release||14 September 2005– present|
Britain & Ireland's Next Top Model (formerly Britain's Next Top Model), often abbreviated as BNTM, BINTM, or Top Model, is a British 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 includes appearing on the front cover. Other benefits which changed from cycle to cycle include a car, holiday, money, or an apartment among other things.
As part of the Top Model franchise, it is based on the American television series America's Next Top Model. From series 7 onwards, the show was named Britain and Ireland's Next Top Model as it has begun to include contestants from Ireland.
On 28 October 2013, Sky Living initially confirmed that the show had been cancelled. In April 2015, the show confirmed via its Twitter account that it'd be returning in 2015 on Lifetime. The title was changed back to Britain's Next Top Model due to licensing issues.  Contestants from Ireland however, were still allowed to apply for the show.
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".
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. Season 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, Fearne did not fulfill this role for the ninth series. She was replaced by Dawn Porter.
Starting with the ninth series, the elimination process was changed. Four contestants were in danger of elimination every week, with the number of contestants in danger being lowered as the competition progressed.
The season nine 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. 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.
|Lisa Butcher||Head Judge|
|Lisa Snowdon||Head Judge|
|Elle Macpherson||Head Judge|
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 5'8", and be between the ages of 18-23 at the time they try out for the show. This is true for seasons 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. 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(s)-up||Other contestants in order of elimination||Number of contestants||International Destination(s)|
|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||
|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||
|3||2 July 2007||Lauren McAvoy||Louise Watts||Dani Lawrence, Krystal Hancock, Abigail Galatia, Natalie Nwagbo, Holly Alexander, 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||
|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||
|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||
|7||4 July 2011||Jade Thompson||Justė Juozapaitytė||Kimberleigh Spreadbury & Joanne Northey, Ufuoma Itoje, Hannah Devane, Holly Higgins & Amy Woodman, Tanya Mihailovic & Stacey Haskins, Jessica Abide, Imogen Leaver & Anastasija Bogatirjova||13||
|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, Risikat Oyebade, Lisa Madden, Anita Kaushik||14||
|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||
In 2012, it was announced that seven past contestants, them being Jasmia Robinson, Louise Watts, Catherine Thomas, Ashley Brown, Annaliese Dayes, Sophie Sumner, and Alisha White, would be appearing on Cycle 18 of America's Next Top Model. Cycle 1 and Cycle 7 were unrepresented.
The returning contestants from Britain's Next Top Model and their placements for Cycle 18 are:
|Previous Season||Contestant||Original Rank||ANTM 18 Rank|
|Cycle 2||Jasmia Robinson||3rd||14th|
|Cycle 3||Louise Watts||Runner-up||12th (quit)|
|Cycle 5||Ashley Brown||4th||10th|
|Cycle 4||Catherine Thomas||Runner-up||6th|
|Cycle 6||Alisha White||Runner-up||4th (quit)|
|Cycle 5||Annaliese Dayes||7th||3rd|
|Cycle 5||Sophie Sumner||Runner-up||Winner|
Russia's Next Top Model
In 2014, runner-up Justė Juozapaitytė was chosen as one of the 20 semi-finalists and eventually as one of the final 14 contestants on Top Model po-russki (Russian: Топ-модель по-русски: Международный сезон Top-model' po-russki: Mezhdunarodnyy sezon), subtitled as Top Model po-russki: International season, which includes contestants of Russian descent and Russians living outside Russia. She represented the United Kingdom and she ended up as the runner-up once again.
- Fletcher, Alex (28 October 2013). "'Britain & Ireland's Next Top Model' axed by Sky Living". Digital Spy. Retrieved 28 October 2013.
- BBC Radio 4, Front Row, Interview with Mark Lawson – podcasted 02/07/2010
- Abraham, Tamara (4 February 2012). "She's so over The Hills: Whitney Port to join Elle Macpherson on new Britain and Ireland's Next Top Model panel". London: The Mail Online. Retrieved 4 February 2012.
- Sky Living HD (9 December 2011). "'Conditions for entry' BINTM 8 casting". Sky Living. Retrieved 10 November 2011.
- "BINTM Top model live". Pottle Productions, Inc. 11 December 2011.
- Official site
- Britain's Next Top Model at the Internet Movie Database
- Britain's Next Top Model at TV.com