The news that Tyra Banks allegedly fired Mr. Jay Manuel, Miss J. Alexander, and Nigel Barker was certainly shocking to America’s Next Top Model fans. But judging from Nigel’s rapid-fire tweets this morning (April 20), it sounds like it wasn’t quite as shocking to him.

After posting an announcement on his website, saying “To make an end is to make a new beginning,” and telling fans that he will not be returning to the show for Cycle 19, he turned to Twitter. First he sent loving, appreciative tweets to Tyra, Jay, and Miss J, and then assured worried fans that, “I'll still be there on 18 cycles of reruns and just wait for the next incarnation.”

In fact, he’s full of hints that his next career move will blow everyone’s minds. What do you think is next for the “noted fashion photographer”?

Catch the next episode of ANTM Cycle 18 on Wednesday, April 25 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on The CW.

Sources: Twitter, Twitter, Twitter, Twitter, Nigel Barker

Molly Friedman is an editor at Wetpaint Entertainment. Follow her on Twitter @MollyFriedman.

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