Dannii Minogue to judge Britain and Ireland's Top Model

20/12/12

Dannii Minogue

Dannii Minogue is joining the judging panel of the new series of Britain and Ireland's Next Top Model.

The former X Factor judge will work with Elle MacPherson on the programme, which will air on Sky Living next year.

She says she is "excited" to be joining the show, which is in its ninth series.

"I'm brushing up on my model moves and with my highest platform heels on, I am excited to come face to face with (well, maybe look up to) the glamazons of BINTM 2013," she said.

Mentoring and judging has been a major part of my life since 2007. It will be great to share some fashion and modelling experience with the girls
Dannii Minogue

"Next Top Model has always been a part of my essential TV viewing and I'm so excited to be back in the UK for Britain & Ireland's Next Top Model's ninth series. Whoop!

"Mentoring and judging has been a major part of my life since 2007. It will be great to share some fashion and modelling experience with the girls."

The 41-year-old was replaced on The X Factor in 2010 by Kelly Rowland, after filming clashed with her judging commitments on Australia's Got Talent, which she has continued to work on.

There were rumours that she would rejoin The X Factor in 2012, despite claims of an affair with Simon Cowell, however talks failed and Nicole Scherzinger ended up taking on the role.

She runs her own fashion line, Project D, which has been worn the the Duchess of Cambridge and Elizabeth Hurley.

Minogue and MacPherson will be joined by US model Tyson Beckford in their search for the next star of the catwalk.

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