When Project Runway returns to Bravo, there will be a lot of new faces.
In the early hours of Friday morning, it was confirmed that Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn were exiting the reality series in order to work on a brand new format for Amazon.
The Emmy-Award winning duo appeared alongside each other for sixteen seasons, so this news is a real shocker given that the show will go on without them.
"After 16 incredible seasons, I am saying ‘Auf Wiedersehen’ to Project Runway, a show that I was honored to host and help create,” Klum said in a statement, adding:
“I am incredibly proud of the show, and it will always have a special place in my heart.
"I am so appreciative of the dedicated fans, and most of all, I am grateful that we could shine a light on creativity and help launch so many talented designers’ careers.
"I’m most excited that my journey with my dear friend and colleague, Tim Gunn, is far from over.”
“I am grateful to Project Runway for putting me on a path I never, in my wildest dreams, thought my career would take me.
"I am so proud to have been a part of the groundbreaking process that showcased talented young designers as never before.
"Most importantly, I am indebted to our incredible fans, they are the heart and soul of what we do, and continue to inspire us to raise the bar in this arena. "
I’m excited for them to see what’s next, as I partner with Amazon and Heidi Klum on our next great ‘fashion’ adventure.”
As if the departures of Klum and Gunn was not bad enough, it was revealed later on Friday morning that Zac Posen was also calling it a day.
“Working alongside Heidi, Nina [Garcia] and Tim as a judge for six seasons of Project Runway was one of the greatest experiences of my career,” the designer said in a statement to Deadline.
“I will cherish the opportunity the show gave me to learn from and grow with my co-judges, the producers, crew and designers.
"Runway has led to incredible opportunities and I am currently at work on some new projects that I am very excited to share with you soon. I wish the show and everyone much success always.”
Project Runway first aired on Bravo back in 2004, and remained there for five seasons, before being moved to Lifetime.
It remained there for eleven seasons, but it was recently revealed the series would return to Bravo with Season 17.
Losing three of the biggest personalities from the show, however, is going to pave the way for some big changes.
Will the show be able to continue, or should this be the end of the line?
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