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We did not expect to wake up to the news that America's Next Top Model is cleaning house before Cycle 19, but that's what happened.

If you somehow missed the news, Nigel Barker, Jay Manuel, and J. Alexander have all been dropped from the show, and according to Nigel Barker the decision, at least for him, wasn't mutual.

We have to say, we're in shock. At this point Nigel, Jay, and Miss J. are such an integral part of the ANTM fabric that we can't imagine the show without them. We understand that Tyra and co. want to shake things up, and the abysmal ratings certainly suggest the show needs a makeover to survive, but was this really the way to do it?


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

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