Footballer Rio Ferdinand is set to be the newest judge on the panel of the next series of Britain and Ireland’s Next Top Model.

He’ll be replacing model Tyson Beckford and judging alongside new judge Dannii Minogue and head judge Elle Macpherson.

The footballer has an accessories line called #5 after his shirt number and he has strutted down the catwalk in the name of charity, so maybe he knows a thing or two about the world of fashion?

A source told the Sunday People:

It will be hilarious to watch Rio on the show. He sees himself as a bit of style expert but he’s up for a laugh, too.

Never had him down as the next David Beckham though.


Rio walking the catwalk for Fashion For Relief in 2007