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Abbey Clancy believes Britain's Next Top Model will have 'more drama' than ever before

Abbey Clancy believes Britain's Next Top Model will have 'more drama' than ever before

Abbey Clancy believes the new series of 'Britain's Next Top Model' will have "more drama" than ever before.

The 30-year-old model - who was the runner up on the shows second cycle in 2006 - has admitted she is "really excited" for the competition to return to Lifetime network and has admitted the programme will be the best series yet because it will be filled with action following the new format, which will see the final girls handpicked in the very first episode.

Speaking about the forthcoming season, which will be the eleventh cycle of the global fashion franchise, the blonde beauty said: "I'm really excited about the new series of 'Britain's Next Top Model'. The auditions are already underway but, unlike last series, viewers will watch as we pick the final girls in episode one. There's going to be more drama and excitement as Paul, Hilary, Nicky and I help realise the dreams of the UK's most beautiful girls, whilst having a lot of fun on the way!"

The upcoming ten part series, which will feature one hour long episodes each week, will see Britain's first male supermodel Paul Sculfor, style guru Hilary Alexander OBE and the widely renowned fashion photographer Nicky Johnston return take their seats on the critiquing panel alongside Abbey.

The mother of two - who has daughters Sophia, five and 14-month-old Liberty with her professional footballer husband Peter Crouch - is also believed to be joined by other recognised figures in the fashion industry during the show.

Filming for 'Britain's Next Top Model' is already underway after it received the backing from Thumbs Up Production following the success of the tenth season, which launched exclusively on the channel early this year.

Speaking about the popular show, the executive producer at Thumbs Up, Marty Redman, said: "Britain's Next Top Model has proved to not only have a huge and loyal fan-base but also the ability to attract new audiences who are equally passionate about the show. We can't wait to work with our four judges to find the UK's next modelling superstar!"