Australia's Next Top Model will return to Foxtel next year

ANTM's Didier Cohen, Jennifer Hawkins and Alex Perry pictured with the late Charlotte Dawson.
ANTM's Didier Cohen, Jennifer Hawkins and Alex Perry pictured with the late Charlotte Dawson.

PRODUCTION has started on a new series of Australia's Next Top Model, which has been on hold since the tragic death of judge Charlotte Dawson.

Dawson, who passed away in February, will not be replaced in the new series, which will air on Foxtel next year.

Instead a series of guest judges will join host Jennifer Hawkins, judge Alex Perry and model mentor Didier Cohen.

"The whole team on the show has been deeply affected by the loss of Charlotte earlier this year," said Foxtel's Executive Director of Television Brian Walsh.

"We feel the series will never be the same without her and in 2015 we will welcome a special guest judge each week to join the judging panel as in our minds Charlotte is irreplaceable.

"This will give the girls on the show unique insight and varied guidance each week, while honouring the legacy of our friend Charlotte and remembering her commitment to this iconic series."

Auditions for the ninth series of the reality modeling show start in Newcastle on July 31.

Australia's Next Top Model Audition Tour:

Thursday, July 31                              Newcastle - Charlestown Square from 3pm

Saturday, August 2                          Sydney - Chatswood Chase from 10am

Sunday, August 3                             Sydney - Westpoint Blacktown from 10am

Thursday, August 14                       Gold Coast - Robina Town Centre from 3pm

Saturday, August 16                        Melbourne - Myer Melbourne, Bourke Street from 10am

Sunday, August 17                           Melbourne - Chadstone Shopping Centre from 10am

Saturday, August 23                        Adelaide - Myer Centre Rundle Mall from 10am

Sunday, August 24                           Perth - Garden City Booragoon from 10am

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