Based on the hit US reality show America's Next Top Model this UK version presented by Lisa Snowdon follows the thirteen hopefuls through their journey to becoming Britain's newest 'Top Model'. Expect tears and tantrums as each girl attempts to claw her way to the top, because, there can only be one Britain's Next Top Model...
Episode 82 parts the story so far, the confessionals so far
Returning home from judging panel, many of the girls, particularly Sophie and Daisy, are angry that nobody was eliminated. Chloe in particular is targeted, with some girls questioning her place in the competition. The following morning the girls are excited to meet 'rock royalty', Jo Wood, who challenges them to perform a short inspirational speech in front of a group of 12–16-year-olds. Jade impresses, talking candidly about her battle with anorexia, while Chloe particularly disappoints with her talk on her passion, make up. She also gets in trouble for lecturing against animal cruelty whilst wearing a leather jacket. Surprisingly to some of the other girls, Daisy wins the challenge. The next day the girls meet Johnny Vaughan at Capital FM, who interviews the girls in groups of three, with Lisa watching behind the scenes. Viola performs particularly badly, not saying one word throughout, while Annaliese impresses and wins the challenge, choosing to take Ashley on a shopping spree for the prize. The week's photo challenge involves the girls posing for adverts highlighting issues raised by various different charities and campaigns
After an interview with Louise Redknapp, the girls receive a photoshoot challenge set by Kylie Minogue. and there is another shock at elimination.
The girls are sent packing on a surprise trip, and take part in a freezing photoshoot. Tensions reach boiling point between two of the girls.
The girls fight to become the face of an advertising campaign, and an underwater photoshoot yields unexpected results.
After their frist go-see challenge the models take part in a photoshoot with help from cycle 2 runner-up Abbey Clancy.
The girls pose for a photoshoot with the Script and one girl is warned about her attitude.
The girls arrive in Buenos Aires and have their first photoshoot abroad. Tensions mount as a plane ticket awaits one of the girls.
The final four face go-sees and the final 3 is revealed.
Elle Macpherson and the judges join the three finalists on a Toronto beach for a tribal-themed shoot, followed by an elimination. The remaining two then take part in a fashion show, but the pressure of the competition takes its toll, with one of them tripping up and the other missing her cue. Elle and the panel assess their performances and, after all the hard work, one of the girls is crowned the winner.
Following last week's final, this programme catches up with past contestants from all eight series of the competition, including first winner Lucy Ratcliffe and her successors, who reveal the paths their careers have taken since appearing on the show.
The models face an acting challenge which includes a steamy kissing scene with guest actor Guy Burnet. The acting lesson serves as practice, as they later go on to film a commercial for jewellery, in which two girls are chosen as feature roles. It is revealed later at panel that the chosen girls are Alex and Catherine. The commercial causes a problem for Rachael as it involves moving around a set of fire, which she is affraid of, yet on set she seems to have no problem at all. This annoys Catherine and she confronts Rachael back at the house, in which Alex sides with Catherine. This then provokes Stefanie into defending Rachael, leading Catherine into calling her two faced. Charlotte then attempts to defend Rachael as she is angered by Catherine when she tells Rachael she doesn't like her facial expressions, Catherine retaliated stating Charlotte talks down to people. Leanne tries to calm things down and also defends Rachael, but is criticised by Catherine for being a 'clown' The photoshoot this week is a couture shot where each girl had to portray a different emotion.
The girls are sent on a crash course in dance with top choreographer Supple. When Supple asks for them each to freestyle he is not impressed with the girls' moves and goes on to announce that only one person has a glimmer of potential, Leanne. The girls then get a runway lesson from top fashionista Jeanette who has the girls walk in seven inch platform stilettos designed by Terry De Havilland. Leanne, having done well in the previous task, breaks down into tears after falling flat on her face during the runway challenge. Jeanette and Terry then choose the best seven girls - Aaron, Catherine, Charlotte, Lauren, Lynzi, Martha and Rachael - to win this weeks prize. The seven winners get to take part in a fashion show featuring the work of top designer Scottee - whose dresses are all made out of paper. The girls also wear the seven inch platforms they wore in the challenge earlier. Then at the photo shoot the theme was "Girl's Night Out" with all the girls getting different scenarios.
The girls are told that they are getting their makeovers in a Lisa Mail. Once they arrive at the salon, they discover that all the mirrors have been covered with black paper - to prevent the girls from seeing their makeovers till they are completed. Aaron, Charlotte, Rachael and Stefanie begin to cry at the thought of having their hair cut off but most the girls are happy with the final result. Alex threw a temper tantrum at the thought of getting her hair cut, but she - like the others - was pleased with the final result. The challenge was a bucking bronco advertisement for the ever so cheesy "Britain's Next Top Model Hairspray" in which they had to learn a script and bring some comedy to the challenge. Leanne was shocked once it was announced she had won and a lot of the girls (especially Lisa) were annoyed. Back at the house a split was caused as the more sensible girls (Martha, Lynzi, Lauren, Louise, Lisa, Stefanie) stayed upstairs as the others led by Rachael made clothing out of kitchen utensils and rolled around naked in chip fat and mayonnaise. For this weeks photoshoot they had the added element of working with a small dog, however Aaron, Lauren and Lisa had to pose with a Weimaraner. Gerry was extremely impressed with Martha who brought emotion and poses to the shoot but was very annoyed with Louise who walked onto the shoot looking like she'd just been slapped in the face with a hot frying pan. Lisa and Rachael gave great shots but Stefanie and Lynzi lacked to produce anything editorial. At the judging panel a lot of comments were made on the dire advertisements and the judges gave mostly good comments to the girls on their photos. In the end, Louise and Lauren end up in the bottom two, and Louise is sent home.
The girls took part in a challenge for Jai Kudo glasses, to which the girls had to use their facial features to portray their set emotion, Stefanie excelled in this and won a set of Jai Kudo frames. They then later had to put together an outfit that showed their own personal style, in which Stefanie's glamour look is criticized, and Alex is again frustrated by her makeover. In the end, it is Charlotte that wins the challenge and is, coincidently, booked by the client for a future job. At the weekly photoshoot the eleven hopefuls were greeted by Gerry Deveaux and Giorgio Guidotti, of Italian fashion house, Primarni. Gerry explained the shoot was for the latest collection by SportMax – one of Max Mara's labels – and that the girls had to be photographed elegantly climbing out of a lowered sports car whilst retaining their dignity. Many of the girls struggle, much to the disappointment of the judges, in particular Lauren's focus and Stefanie's editorial potential is questioned. In the elimination, Lisa and Lauren were in the bottom two. The judges agreed that they should had both been further on in the competition than they were, but the girls had to wave goodbye to Lauren after her second consecutive appearance in the bottom two and Lisa is saved.
The 20 potential contestants arrive at a country manor house with a champagne reception, and are soon greeted by host Lisa, who informs them they are to enter the gruelling model boot camp. After completing an assault course and a catwalk challenge featuring clothing from the Ed Hardy range, as well as a brief individual meeting with the judges, 5 girls are eliminated when they don't find dog tags in boxes placed on their beds. The episode's photo challenge sees the remaining 15 girls put in three groups of five for an army inspired shoot with Huggy. At panel, the judges have praise for Hayley and Kasey, who both stand out in their pictures, as well as Lauren, who is rather bizarrely told by new judge Louis that she is 'the new Moulin Rouge'. Daisy is told she looks dead in the eyes, while Ashley disappoints when she states she is not happy with the way she has photographed. Mecia receives the first call out and is thrilled to be told she has booked a billboard campaign in the USA for Christian Audigier, after impressing on the catwalk. Ultimately, 2 more girls are eliminated; Nell because the judges are worried about her proportions and one dimensional look, and Rebecca over concern of her commitment to the competition. The 13 girls are finally ready to enter the Top Model house.
Now halfway through the competition, the training wheels are off. The models go one-on-one interviews with The Wanted, but for some girls the mistakes just keep coming. Fashion designer Henry Holland joins the judges at panel, and it becomes time to rise and smize or become a catwalk casualty.
Star of The Hills and America's Next Top Model judge Kelly Cutrone gives the contenders a grilling in Toronto ahead of next week's final.