Nigel Barker to America's Next Top Model: Good Luck Without Me!

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Nigel Barker, a photographer who has been with America's Next Top Model since its beginning in 2003, was let go from the reality competition this week.

How is he taking the news? Not too well.

Nigel Barker Picture

"Good luck to whoever [replaces me]," Barker told TMZ. "I would imagine it's a tricky thing to replace someone who's going on their 19th season."

Neither J. Alexander nor Jay Manuel will return to America's Next Top Model this fall, either, as insiders tell major changes are in store. Ratings have not been strong for two cycles in a row now.

""Who knows if this is going to work?" Barker asked. "I don't necessarily think it's a good idea ... Maybe it will work. Maybe it won't. I wish them luck."

Somehow, we doubt he totally means that.

[Photo: WENN.com]

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It is not going to be the same without them. I have been a fan since the first Top Model. Who are they going to replace them? It won't be the same.

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THE SHOW MADE ONE BIG MISTAKE GETTING RID OF THEM. TYRA SHOULD HAVE GONE IF ANYONE. OH WELL THE GUYS WILL HAVE THEIR OWN SHOW AND IT WILL BE A GREAT ONE.

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This is crazy! I love this show and they take them off!? Wow.

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Wow can't believe they got rid of him
He was the best looking of them all.

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oops I meant Tyra!

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They should have gotten rid of Tyea!!!! I can't watch the show anymore bc all she does is talk about herself!

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I think the Jay's, Nigel, ALT, Paulina etc. need to get together and do a modeling show. They way ANTM started and not the circus freak show it has become. Photo shoots, runway, go-see's , challenges. Period. No music videos, etc. or maybe, just maybe this is the beginning of the end for reality tv! One can hope. Don't crush my dreams....

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Wow, that show just tanked. Jay, Miss J and Nigel really made the show, even moreso than the models. Not liking that decision at all.