Does Nigel Barker Have Tyra Banks' Blessing?

By Fawnia Soo Hoo

If anyone is wondering if Nigel Barker is "nervous" about how his last reality show boss Tyra Banks will feel about his new hosting gig, the answer is no, as he told OK Magazine. Why should he be? After all, he's already told us, "ANTM is more of a caricature of the business while "The Face" is about the real world of modeling." Snap. But the big question is: Does he have Tyra's blessing?

"No, but she's also the one who fired me [from "ANTM"]," Nigel further explained to OK Magazine. "Listen, she fired me but ultimately things changed. She’s also the one who hired me. We had ten years, had a great run and did 18 seasons. I still consider her a friend and we had a great time together. But she moved on and is trying to reinvent her show and all the rest of it. Ultimately I’m very excited. I’m on to a whole new thing and it’s great for me."

So gracious, right? Remember to tune into "The Face: The Fight to Make the Final 12" on Tuesday, February 5 at 9pm ET/PT and the premiere on Tuesday, February 12 at 9pm ET/PT. And read the rest of Nigel's interview here.

[Photo Credit: Walter Sassard for Oxygen Media]

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