Top Model Fires Nigel Barker, J. Alexander & Jay Manuel

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(KPLR) – Tyra Banks has fired her panel of experts from TV show America’s Next Top Model.  She let fans know via her facebook page.

Her status update to ANTM fans reads, “”To my Nigel Barker, Miss J, and Mr Jay: Thank you for all of our years together on America’s Next Top Model,” Banks wrote. “Working with you is always an absolute pleasure. Excited for what the future holds for us.”

Barker, Alexander and Manuel have been with America’s Next Top Model since the show’s humble beginnings on the UPN in 2003.

Tyra Banks and Ken Mok released a statement to the press saying, “Nigel Barker, Jay Manuel and J. Alexander have been an integral part of the America’s Next Top Model brand and they helped turn this show into the household name it is today. They have been amazing assets to the show and will always be a part of the Top Model family. We will continue to actively work with each of them on future projects.”

Tyra’s tweeted about the firings saying, “Fierce & love 2 my @NigelBarker, @MrJayManuel & Miss J. #ANTM turned us in2 a family. Excited for what the future holds for us. XOXO TyTy.”

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