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Megan Gale was sick for most of ANTM shoot

AAP logoAAP 15/09/2016 Danielle McGrane

Megan Gale admits she struggled to juggle her role as a judge on the upcoming season of Australia's Next Top Model with motherhood, and ended up being sick most of the time.

The mother of two-year-old son River spent a couple of months travelling between her home in Melbourne and Sydney where ANTM was shot.

"It was really hard," Gale told AAP.

"I didn't really bank on what that back and forth travel would be like. I was living out of a suitcase and I would wake up in Melbourne or Sydney and not really know where I was."

The model and Mad Max: Fury Road actress says the constant work and travel had an adverse effect on her health.

"I got sick and I didn't come good until about two weeks ago," she said.

"I would just get over something and then I would get something again and again and again, it was just colds, flu. So my energy levels weren't the best."

Despite all of this, and being separated from her son, Gale enjoyed her role on the show judging and mentoring the girls, and bouncing off fellow judge Alex Perry and host Jennifer Hawkins.

" I think it's going to be a really fantastic season and a really great celebration of ten years of Top Model," she said.

Gale joined the Fox8 show this year for its tenth season, taking the spot left vacant following judge Charlotte Dawson's death in 2014.

Out of respect for Dawson, a host of guest judges including Kelly Osbourne, Kim Kardashian and Gale were brought in on a weekly basis on the last season.

Gale thinks the combination of Perry, Hawkins and her works particularly well.

"There are times when Jen and I gang up on Alex. We both kind of give it back to him because quite often Jen and I would agree," she said.

"I think we have a really good dynamic, the three of us. When we disagree it's a really great robust discussion that takes place."

But this show is not all about the judges. Most of the drama is created by the 13 contestants.

"There's no really huge cat fights. Personally I'm not a fan of all of that and encouraging that, but I think you just see dramas on set," she said.

"One of them gets sick one week, someone else has something that falls on her knee and it's hard for her to walk, so there are just these little hiccups that happen along the way. We document everything."

There are some stand-out contestants from the beginning according to Gale, but also some who improve dramatically over the course of the show.

"That's what I think makes this season really interesting, it will keep people guessing," she said.

* Australia's Next Top Model returns on September 20 at 7.30pm (AEST) on FOX8.

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