Apr 21, 2012 09:45 AM
Well, except for herself, of course!
Tyra Banks has confirmed that Nigel Barker, J. Alexander and Jay Manuel will NOT be returning for the next season of America's Next Top Model, and while the split appears to be amicable between Barker and Banks, we still not sure how the other two feel about it!
"To my Nigel Barker, Miss J, and Mr Jay: Thank you for all of our years together on America's Next Top Model," Banks wrote on her official Facebook page. "Working with you is always an absolute pleasure. Excited for what the future holds for us."
Barker, who had been with the show since 2004, wrote on his blog, "I will miss the cast, the crew and ANTM will always have a special place in my heart, having made life-long friendships with countless fond memories." The photographer also told E! News, "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."
The last season of ANTM was down 45 percent from the previous cycle, so it appears as though Nigel is right, but isn't it a bit harsh to give everyone the ax?
Manuel and Alexander have yet to comment, but we'll let you know as soon as they do!