The stunning Abbey Clancy is set to appear on TV screens once again


It proved a success when it relaunched this year with a new format, and now it has been confirmed that Britain's Next Top Model is coming back for more.

The series, hosted by former contestant Abbey Clancy, male model Paul Sculfor, fashion guru and writer Hilary Alexander OBE and celebrity photographer Nicky Johnston, has already started filming.

Britain's Next Top Model
Britain's Next Top Model, starring Paul Sculfor, Nicky Johnston, Abbey Clancy and Hilary Alexander is back (Lifetime)

Abbey said she's "really excited" about returning as head judge on the forthcoming series, and also revealed there was an exciting new twist to the way the programme would take place.

"The auditions are already under way but, unlike last series, viewers will watch as we pick the final girls in episode one," she explained.

"There's going to be more drama and excitement as Paul, Hilary, Nicky and I help realise the dreams of the UK's most beautiful girls, whilst having a lot of fun on the way!"

Abbey Clancy
Abbey Clancy was one of the stars of the 2006 series of BNTM (PA Archive/PA Images)

Abbey has certainly got the skills to guide the girls through their experience on the show, a spin off from America's Next Top Model: she came second on the original British series back in 2006 and has since gone on to enjoy a successful career.

The new 10-part series of Britain's Next Top Model will air on Lifetime and is produced by Thumbs Up Productions.

Koulla Anastasi, director of programming for Lifetime at A+E Networks UK, said: "Lifetime has proved to be the perfect home for Britain's Next Top Model after our debut series achieved record ratings.

"The show's winning blend of fashion, glamour and entertainment made it unmissable viewing for our audience.

"Alongside top rating acquisitions such as Project Runway, BNTM has established Lifetime as the go-to destination for fashion reality."

The last series, which kicked off in January this year, saw the stunning Chloe Keenan crowned the winner, who had shed an impressive five stone to drop to a size eight in order to be a part of the modelling industry.