According to the latest entertainment news, TYRA BANKS has fired fellow judges NIGEL BARKER, J. ALEXANDER and JAY MANUEL from “America’s Next Top Model.”
Sounds like “ANTM” is in for a major overhaul…
After almost ten years with “America’s Next Top Model,” photographer Nigel Barker, “runway coach” J. Alexander, and creative director Jay Manuel have been given the axe by none other than Tyra herself.
Page Six reports:
“The three mentors were informed yesterday morning that their contracts would not be renewed for the next season.”
Tyra confirmed the shocking news on her Facebook page by writing a farewell tribute to her three fellow judges and mentors:
“To my Nigel Barker, Miss J, and Mr Jay: Thank you for all of our years together on America’s Next Top Model! Working with you is always an absolute pleasure. Excited for what the future holds for us. XOXO, TyTy”
Meanwhile, Jay Manuel also took to his official blog to confirm the news:
“Thank you all for your kind words. It’s true, after 18 cycles, I will not be returning to America’s Next Top Model.”
“Most importantly, I must give a big thank you to all our fans! I’ve truly been blessed to work on a show that was recognized and loved around the world. I’ll take with me memories and lessons that will last a lifetime.”
Will you still watch “ANTM” now that Nigel, Miss J and Mr. Jay are no longer part of the show?
Photos By PR Photos / Tyra Banks‘ Facebook