Dannii Minogue will join the new series of Britain & Ireland’s Next Top Model as a judge.
The former X Factor star will appear alongside Elle Macpherson and Tyson Beckford on the panel next year, the Sunday Mirror‘s Dean Piper revealed on Twitter.
Minogue said: “I am brushing up on my model moves and with my highest platform heels on, I am excited to come face to face with (well, maybe look up to) the glamazons of Britain & Ireland’s Next Top Model 2013.”
She previously spoke of a desire to return to British TV following her X Factor exit in 2011. It had been rumoured that she could return to the ITV1 singing competition.
This year’s series of Sky Living’s Britain & Ireland’s Next Top Model was won by Letitia Herod.
Two girls choose to walk out of Britain & Ireland’s Next Top Model in the opening episode tonight (July 9).
Cardiff retail worker Catherine Corry and Southend-on-Sea’s Vanessa Cox exit the Sky Living series before the first elimination, unable to cope with the pressure of the reality show.
Host Elle Macpherson announces Catherine’s departure to her fellow judges when they arrive for the first photo shoot of the series in Dubai, commenting: “We’ve had one girl leave, which I’m devastated by as I thought she was fabulous, Catherine.
“She just felt that it was going to be too stressful for her and so she’s left us.”
Later, Vanessa meets with judges Whitney Port and Tyson Beckford to confirm that she is also withdrawing from the competition.
“I’m missing home, especially my daughter, and it’s really hard for me. Everything’s getting a bit too much for me and I can’t handle it,” says Vanessa. “I gave it a go, and it’s an amazing experience, but it’s just not for me.”
Beckford offers sympathy to the departing girl, commenting: “To be a young mother and to be in this industry, it’s hard.”
Britain & Ireland’s Next Top Model starts tonight (July 9) at 9pm on Sky Living.
Elle Macpherson‘s lineup of girls on the 2012 series of Britain & Ireland’s Next Top Model has been revealed.
Macpherson and her new judging lineup – Julien Macdonald, Whitney Port and Tyson Beckford – are looking to find a superstar model, who will win a contract with international agency Models 1, a cover and feature within Company magazine, a contract with Revlon cosmetics, a luxury holiday to The Atlantis Palm in Dubai, an apartment at the trendy 51 Buckingham Gate and an international campaign with high street store Miss Selfridge.
The 20 girls include 18-year-old Amelia Raven, party animal Anita Kaushik, “zany” Anna Vokes, punk rocker Anne Winterburn, Cardiff’s Catherine Corry, tomboy gap year student Danielle Steven and actress Diona Doherty.
Miss Great Britain finalist Emma Grattidge, Newcastle student and karate black belt Emma Sharratt, 19-year-old tattoo enthusiast Jennifer Joint, 21-year-old Kelly Forde, Oxshott student Letitia Herod, 18-year-old Lisa Madden and cross-country runner Louisa Warwick are also taking part.
Completing the lineup are business student Madeleine Taga, call centre worker Penelope Williamson, Congo-born Rissikat Oyebade, mum-of-one Roxanne O’Connor, Victoria’s Secret wannabe Tasmin Golding and Essex mum Vanessa Cox.
International supermodels Andrej Pejic, Paul Sculfor, Erin O’Connor and Tali Lennox, and style icon Poppy Delevigne will help the judges pick out a star, while Alesha Dixon, Melanie B and Kimberley Wyatt are among the celebrities guesting on the show and casting a critical eye over the contestants.
Britain & Ireland’s Next Top Model starts on Monday, July 9 at 9pm on Sky Living.