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Elle Macpherson quit TV show to help son study

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May 21, 2014 | 7:59am EDT

Supermodel Elle Macpherson quit her role as head judge on U.K. reality TV show Britain And Ireland's Next Top Model to concentrate on overseeing her son's education.

Bosses at broadcaster Sky announced last year (13) that the U.K. version of Tyra Banks' televised model hunt would come to an end after 10 years on air. The cut came after the network picked up Naomi Campbell's rival modelling show The Face, sparking reports producers wanted a fresh format for viewers.

However, Macpherson insists she walked away from the show so she could help her 16-year-old son, Arpad Flynn, prepare for his GCSEs, school exams taken by teenagers in Britain.

She tells U.K. morning show Lorraine, "Britain and Ireland's Next Top Model was such a fantastic programme to be working on because it was about mentoring girls on every level... I had a lot of fun. "Unfortunately I wasn't able to do it this year because I was building this new business and my son is doing his GCSEs so I was like study mum!"

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