Though Banks is sorry to see the three judges and fashion experts go after 18 cycles on the show, business is business and “ANTM” ratings are down.
“It’s very difficult because I love my guys. I mean, they’re my guys,” Banks told “Access Hollywood.” However, “it wasn’t a shock,” she continued. “There had been a discussion that ratings were down and that something like this would happen.” [Scroll down to watch interview.]
According to Barker, the ANTM firings didn’t come as a surprise. As he told E! Online, “It wasn’t a shock … There had been previous years with discussions about me being eliminated from the show … I had actually survived the chopping block before.”