Nigel Barker on 'Top Model' firings: 'This is a huge mistake'

(L-R) Nigel Barker, Jay Manuel and J. Alexander

(L-R) Nigel Barker, Jay Manuel and J. Alexander (Getty Images) (Credit: (L-R) Nigel Barker, Jay Manuel and J. Alexander (Getty Images))

When it comes to reality TV, judges' table shake-ups are par for the course lately.

Last week, the Tyra Banks-helmed "America's Next Top Model" axed show mainstays Nigel Barker, Jay Manuel and Jay "Miss J" Alexander after 18 cycles of the ratings-challenged show. Monday, Barker (far left) spoke out, calling the bloodbath a "huge mistake."

"I think it isn't going to work, the fans have had a backlash of reaction," the Brit photographer said on The Roz & Mocha Show, a Toronto radio program. Barker joined the show in 2003 believes the network's decision to fire him and his cohorts isn't going to help the show, whose low ratings he blames on lack of proper advertising.

"I feel this is a huge mistake and Miss J and myself are going to be enormously missed," he said.

Before joining the show, Miss J (center) was a runway coach, and Manuel (right) a makeup artist. 


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