Yesterday morning, Tyra Banks announced that she was firing Nigel Barker, Jay Manuel and J. Alexander from America’s Next Top Model.
When asked about the firing, Nigel said, “I don’t necessarily think it’s a good idea.”
We’re going to have to agree with Nigel, it’s not a good idea to replace so many people on the show after such a long run. Some viewers only tuned into the show to see Nigel. Did you?
He also revealed that he was axed from the show because the network really just wants to revamp it due to its ratings. He said that he doubts that their strategy is going to work. He said, “Who knows if this is going to work? Maybe it will work. Maybe it won’t. I wish them luck.”
He went on to say, “I would imagine it’s a tricky thing to replace someone who’s going on their 19th season. Good luck to whoever [replaces me].”
In a later interview, he said, “It wasn’t a shock. I’m friends with Tyra and the producers. There had been a discussion that ratings were down and that something like this would happen. This isn’t a Tyra thing. This is a network thing.”
Are you sad to see Nigel go?