Charlotte Dawson “irreplaceable” -Top Model to add guest judges

Charlotte DawsonAustralia’s Next Top Model will not replace the late Charlotte Dawson for its ninth season, opting to add guest judges with its current cast, Jennifer Hawkins, Alex Perry and Didier Cohen.

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

A national audition tour will begin on Thursday July 31 in Jennifer Hawkins’ hometown of Newcastle.

Locations for the audition tour are:

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

Audition info is at

The new season will air on FOX8 in 2015.


  1. Correct JJ99. Charlotte Dawson was dumped by Foxtel. It is all over websites from Feb 2014.

    Now Foxtel are singing her praises. TV can be a sad, sorry business.

    • Unless I am mistaken she was let go from Foxtel network contract, but not from ANTM which was Shine produced. She quit ANTM by telling Jennifer Hawkins via text.

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