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Clay Aiken Joins America's Next Top Model

Clay Aiken Joins America's Next Top Model

American Idol alum Clay Aiken will be a guest judge on America’s Next Top Model, reports Us Weekly.

A show rep confirms the 30-year-old singer will be featured on the show’s April 8 episode, working with the aspiring models in an acting challenge. (Clay played the role of Sir Robin for the Broadway musical Spamalot.)

America’s Next Top Model‘s twelfth cycle premieres on Wed., Feb. 25.

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  • anon

    That’s funny!!!! The show has officially jumped the shark.

  • zxc

    No comment.

  • Izzy

    Sounds like fun…!
    Can’t wait. Should be very entertaining.

  • Jane

    Awww! Ha! I love it and I can’t wait to see it. He’s such a good guy.

  • nancy

    Awwwwww. I think this sounds like fun. Tyra’s show is one of my guilty pleasures. Easy on the eyes and fascinating with what they do with the photography. Sounds like Clay, who is a good RL friend to Tyra, is having a little fun after his Spamalot run on Broadway.

  • can you not?


  • Jake

    My daughter watches this show, she said Tyra loves her some Clay Aiken. Well, daughter loves her some Tyra, so she brought Clay’s last album and loves it.

  • serena

    OMG!! Why????

  • serena

    OMG!! Why????

  • kate

    Um – why? He’s not a model, not a photographer, knows nothing about fashion, isn’t a ratings getter, he’s not even a hair or makeup guy or a set designer, or, or, or, or…… So far as I can tell he has no qualifications whatsoever. ANTM has been losing me more and more each season – I’m pretty much over the whole damned thing.

  • Kat

    kate, can you read? It says he’s working with them in an acting challenge. He spent the last year acting on Broadway.

  • susan

    This is going to be fun!
    LOVE Clay Aiken!!!

  • Zach

    Um – why not? The segment is an ACTING challenge. Spending 7 months in a lead roll on Broadway certainly is qualification enough to participate in this challenge.

  • sillyme

    Tyra always has been partial to the gays. Oh, well…now that Clay’s out, I guess we’ll be seeing him embrace his gayness.

  • roger

    Saw Clay in Spamalot. He was very good. Can’t wait. Love Tyra.

  • Polo

    I miss the old ANTM days…it’s just kinda weird now.

  • that’s hideous

    ratings must be down
    tyra is desperate

  • lakers fan in boston

    yawn, damn fag probably no’s nothing about fashion
    waste of time getting him

  • Junebug

    Sometimes the models are required to learn lines, dress in costumes and to run through a skit with an actor on a stage. The actor then judges the models on their acting ability (or lack thereof). Clay is certainly qualified to do this after just completing a successful run in Broadway’s Spamalot. With his fairness and sense of humor, he will be a good judge.

  • Susan

    should be fun, Clay Aiken was great in Spamalot . Can not
    wait for the season to start!

  • Jamie

    Do you think they’ll call him Miz Clay?

  • YWT2004

    I cannot get over the comments from people who have not followed his career !!! If you did , you would know that the dude got RAVE….and GLOWING reviews for his appearance on Broadway in Spamalot . Clay is a phenominal entertainer and now can add improv (yes improv) comedic acting to his list of accomplishments. Do any of you making those silly comments know just how difficult it is to pull of that kind of feat ?? Clay took the place of David Hyde Pierce (Fraser) after DHP winning a Toni for his part as Robin in Spamalot . For anyone to do this let alone a novice is truly remarkable and Clay received nothing but good reviews for it ~!!

    Clay is a fantastic choice to show some of the girls some ACTING tips (after all he has acted in a few shows now ) and to be a judge (he has been a Judge before for a Cdn. talent compitition) and he still has a HUGE fanbase !

    I am so looking forward to seeing him again !! YOU GO CLAY!!!!

  • YWT2004

    Response to Jamie:

    Now why would they do that ?? Do all heterosexual folks get called by the same name???? GEEEEEEESH , your homophobia is showing !!

  • Jamie

    It’s not homophobia, I just like rhymes. Fag.

  • Jamie

    Miz Jay/Clay, see…it rhymes. And he’s no David Hyde Pierce.

  • pgm

    Tyra always has a couple twinks to judge the girls, so Clay will fit right in.

  • gimmeabreak

    For you know-it-all naysayers who always have something negative to say about Clay, YOU DON”T HAVE TO WATCH TO SHOW.

    Get over it. Clay is a great singer, performer and all around good human being.

  • Izzy

    Miz Clay…that’s kind of funny…:)
    but seriously, Clay is no DHP, but David Hyde Pierce is no Clay either. They both have their own very special talents.

    I guess I am always confused by the nastiness?

  • jen

    Love this show, love clay will be watching. It’s going to be a fun show!

  • Irene

    Clay will be just fine. The nastiness for this super nice guy puzzles me too.

  • Tucker

    Good choice for the show . He is funny . Especially with Tyra . This should be very entertaining .

  • Zach

    “And he’s no David Hyde Pierce.” Really? And you would know that…how? Did you see Clay perform in Spamalot?

  • joan

    Some of these nasty comments sounds as if made by people who have ulterior motives behind them. Perhaps jealousy, envy? Clay is an amazing entertainer and ambassador for Unicef and children worldwide. I wonder what positive things these naysayers do in their life other than being negative with their remarks and try to be hurtful.

  • Ping

    WoW I’ve been dreaming of this! Even before Clay officially came out.

    Boy oh boy oh boy oh boy this is gonna be good…. XD

  • Elle13051

    Should be a fun show. I know Clay is one of Tyra’s RL friends and he’s a really nice guy with a wicked sense of humor. I can’t figure out the Clayhating either. He’s really one of the good guys.

  • amy

    What would be really fun is a camera crew recording Clay and Tyra having one of their real life chats. Clay likes to gossip with the best of them…..and have his hair and make-up done.

  • Maryn

    Now, THIS is one show I won’t miss. We caught Clay in Spamalot, when we were in NYC, and that guy blew us away. He CAN act, and no one can possibly not recognize his fantastic voice. I also thought he was hilarious on stage.
    He will do a super job, and I can’t wait. I know my nieces would line up to play opposite Clay in almost anything!!!!