Britain and Ireland's Next Top Model, Cycle 8 is the eighth cycle of Britain & Ireland's Next Top Model. It began to air on 9 July 2012. This cycle once again featured fashion model Elle Macpherson as executive producer and host of the show alongside a judging panel consisting of Julien Macdonald, Tyson Beckford, and Whitney Port. Beckford and Port Replaced judges Grace Woodward and Charley Speed for the eighth installment of the series.
The prizes for this cycle were:
⁕A modeling contract with Models 1.
⁕A fashion editorial, along with an appearance on the cover of fashion magazine Company.
⁕A contract with Revlon cosmetics.
⁕A trip to Atlantis, The Palm in Dubai.
⁕An apartment at 51 Buckingham Gate.
⁕And an international fashion campaign with respected high-street brand Miss Selfridge.
The winner of the competition was 18 year-old Letitia Herod from Surrey, England. Letitia is the second winner of the series who did not receive a first call-out during the show, after Lauren McAvoy from Cycle 3.
The show returns for an eighth series with 20 contestants, all competing to impress judges Elle Macpherson, Tyson Beckford, Whitney Port and Julien Macdonald to win a contract with Models 1. The hopefuls perform a swimwear photoshoot on a beach in Dubai, but when it is announced the first girl will leave the following day, early rivalries begin to form
Star of The Hills and America's Next Top Model judge Kelly Cutrone gives the contenders a grilling in Toronto ahead of next week's final.
Elle Macpherson and the judges join the three finalists on a Toronto beach for a tribal-themed shoot, followed by an elimination. The remaining two then take part in a fashion show, but the pressure of the competition takes its toll, with one of them tripping up and the other missing her cue. Elle and the panel assess their performances and, after all the hard work, one of the girls is crowned the winner.
Following last week's final, this programme catches up with past contestants from all eight series of the competition, including first winner Lucy Ratcliffe and her successors, who reveal the paths their careers have taken since appearing on the show.