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Nigel Barker still an America's Next Top Model fan despite getting the axe

6/12/2014
 Nigel Barker still an America's Next Top Model fan despite getting the axe Nigel Barker still an America's Next Top Model fan despite getting the axe

Former America'S Next Top Model judge Nigel Barker has no bad feelings towards host Tyra Banks and will still watch the program despite getting the axe earlier this year (12). After spending 10 years on the CW's hit modelling competition, the famed photographer was fired from ANTM in April (12), along with other fan favorites Jay Manuel and J. Alexander, as part of a major show revamp. Although many fans lashed out at Banks for cutting the program's staple judges, Barker insists they are still on good terms. He shares his sympathy for the supermodel and explains to the New York Post, "I know it was tough on Tyra as well. It’s never easy to fire someone, least of all, of course, a friend. At the same time, this is business and things change. She’s a good girl, a strong woman, and she’s done a lot with her life." Barker, who was featured for 18 seasons on the series, insists that he will still watch Banks on the 19th cycle, but will continue to move forward with the next journey in his career. He adds, "It’s a great show. The bottom line is, I’m happy for her, and we’re (with wife Crissy) onto bigger and better things ourselves. We’re excited for the next chapter in all our lives." The former model has signed on to continue his reality TV stint as a host on supermodel Naomi Campbell's new show, The Face, which pits aspiring models against each other for the grand prize of becoming the face of a major brand.

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