Britain"s Next Top Model is back – and this time judge Julien Macdonald promises he"ll take plus size models seriously

Britain"s Next Top Model is back – and this time judge Julien Macdonald promises he"ll take plus size models seriously

Britain”s Next Top Model is back – and this time judge Julien Macdonald promises he”ll take plus size models seriously

5:43 PM on 5th July 2011

Julien Macdonald caused controversy last year when he said it would be a Elle Macpherson

Outrageous: Julien caused controversy last season when he suggested that it would be a “joke” if a fat model shouldwin the contest. Right, Elle Macpherson presents and heads up the judging panel for a second year

Judgemental Elle Macpherson is joined on the Britain

Judgemental Elle Macpherson is joined on the Britain”s Next Top Model panel by Julien Macdonald, far left, stylist Grace Woodward, centre right, and model Charley Speed, right

Looking good: Hopefuls auditioned for Britain and Ireland

Looking good: Hopefuls auditioned for Britain and Ireland”s Next Top Model in front of a panel of judges including Elle Macpherson and JulienMacdonald