Season 11 Judges

Abbey Clancy

TV presenter, model, fashion designer, author, Strictly Come Dancing winner and mum of two – Abbey Clancy has come a long way since she first burst into the public conscience in 2004. From high-end fashion modelling, to high street clothing ranges, Abbey has successfully established herself as far more than just a pretty face

After coming runner-up in series 2 of BNTM, Abbey knows what it takes to survive the competition and how to impress on photoshoots, fashion challenges and catwalks. She is excited to be returning as joint head judge alongside Paul Sculfor on Britain’s Next Top Model. After this year’s successful relaunch on Lifetime UK, Abbey is raring to find an upcoming aspiring model.

Abbey’s own modelling career has seen her front an international Umbro advertising campaign, as well as Avon and Reebok. Abbey continues to design her own clothing and accessories collection with high street retailer Matalan. She additionally models and shoots for high-end editorial, with the likes of Rankin, Solve Sundsbo and Damon Baker for magazines from Love and Russian Vogue, to Glamour and Rollacoaster.

Abbey has also walked in London Fashion Week for Giles Deacon and Agent Provocateur. Furthermore, 2016 has seen Abbey playing a cameo in the massively successful film Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie and also saw the publication of her first novel Remember My Name.

Paul Sculfor

One of Britain’s first ever male super models, Paul Sculfor started his career in the fashion industry after winning the model competition ‘The Face of 92’ in association with Select Model Management and The Daily Mirror.

Paul’s career immediately took off and went from strength to strength, with a number of high-profile fashion companies requesting him for their commercials throughout Europe and the USA – including Levis 501, Lynx, Maxfactor, Pepsi & Nivea, Mercedes and Land Rover.

His versatility and appeal have led him to work with some of the most prestigious photographers and creatives within the industry, including Bruce Weber, Tyen and Mario Testino.  Paul has featured in many international luxury campaigns such as Giorgio Armani, Versace and Jean Paul Gaultier, Paul Smith, Christian Dior and Valentino and most recently appeared alongside Sharon Stone in the 2016 Airfield campaign.

In 2016 Paul teamed up with Abbey Clancy as joint head judge on Britain’s Next Top Model, having previously appeared as a guest judge back in 2012. Paul loved the last series and can’t wait to put the next batch of girls to the test.

A number of years ago Paul set up his own Charity called STRIDE which helps people battling addiction. STRIDE’s goal is to raise awareness and provide direct resources to those who may not have the access or support to continue with their recovery and reintegration into society.

Hilary Alexander OBE

Hilary Alexander OBE is the former Fashion Director of The Daily Telegraph having worked there for 26 years, and is now the editor-at-large for Hello Fashion Monthly. She is also a regular presenter at Clothes Show Live.  Hilary works with a number of charities including Battersea Dogs & Cats Home, British Heart Foundation and she also styles annual gala fashion shows for Breast Cancer Care.

A long-established supporter of Graduate Fashion Week since it began more than two decades ago; she has been a GFW Trustee since 2011. She has been named British Fashion Journalist of the Year twice (1998 and 2003) and in May 2001, she was awarded the title Visiting Professor by the London Institute. In November 2007, she was honoured with the title Doctor of Design by Nottingham Trent University.

Hilary is fashion royalty and a firm favourite with the fashion elite. Her credentials and expertise make her a perfect judge for Britain’s Next Top Model.  She is thrilled to be returning to the show and is very enthusiastic about the search for our next winner: ‘I want to find someone unique with a lot of personality’.

With all this recognised experience, there isn’t anything she won’t be able to teach our girls.

Nicky Johnston

Nicky Johnston is one of the UK’s best known celebrity portrait photographers. His images regularly grace the pages of leading publications from glossy monthlies, such as Good Housekeeping, to weeklies, including Weekend, OK and Hello Magazine.

He has over 25 years in the industry, starting off his career at the BBC as a staff photographer, working on shows like Top of the Pops and Blue Peter.

Nicky’s work has taken him all over the world, shooting celebrities such as Justin Bieber, Lindsay Lohan and Cheryl for a host of high-profile magazines, TV companies and PR agencies. The last couple of years have seen Nicky return to shooting more fashion – which he is thoroughly enjoying!

Having worked as a photographer on every series of Britain’s Next Top Model since its creation in 2003, last year Nicky joined the judging panel. His tough-talking approach and witty one-liners made him a popular expert with the girls, his fellow judges and the audience.

Inspired by the success of last year’s winner Chloe Keenan, Nicky is eager to find another up-and-coming model to fly the flag of Britain’s Next Top Model: ‘This show is very close to my heart and I want to find another girl worthy of winning such a prestigious title. Anyone failing to deliver their very best will see me get ragey (cue the evil cackle)’