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15/10/2015 12:06 BST | Updated 15/10/2015 12:59 BST

'America's Next Top Model' Will End After 22 Series, Tyra Banks Confirms In Devastating 'Tyra Mail'

We’re smizing through our tears… Tyra Banks has announced that ‘America’s Next Top Model’ is coming to an end.

Yes, the show that brought us such catchphrases as “get ready for a Ty-over”, “you’ve got Tyra Mail” and “I HAVE NEVER IN MY LIFE YELLED AT A GIRL LIKE THIS”, is sadly coming to an end, when its 22nd series reaches its climax later this year.

Yep. 22 series. Each one a rollercoaster of emotions and eyeshadow. Each one using the exact same lines every single episode.

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President of The CW, who broadcast ‘ANTM’, said in a statement: “‘America’s Next Top Model’ was a successful franchise for two networks, first at UPN and then The CW, and it became not just a ratings hit, but a global pop culture phenomenon.

“I want to thank Tyra and Ken for all their years of success in establishing a show that was not just popular in the U.S., but all across the world.”

Tyra, on the other hand, would have you believe that she came up with the idea to end the show, so let’s go with that.

She wrote on Instagram: “Thinking #ANTM #cycle22 should be our last cycle. Yeah, I truly believe it's time. Our diehard fans know we've expanded the definition of beauty, presented what Flawsome is, tooched and booched and boom boom boomed, shown the world how to show their neck, rocked couture/catalogue/commercial poses, have found our (and your) light, strutted countless runways, gone on tons of go-sees, added guys to the girls mix, and have traveled around the globe and back again. Yeah, it's time. It really is.

“Wow, I am SO proud of what Top Model has done.”

It goes on and on from there, but frankly we’ve all got lives to be getting on with, so here it is in full, should you wish you read her post in all its glory.

TYRA MAIL! Thinking #ANTM #cycle22 should be our last cycle. Yeah, I truly believe it's time. Our diehard fans know we've expanded the definition of beauty, presented what Flawsome is, tooched and booched and boom boom boomed, shown the world how to show their neck, rocked couture/catalogue/commercial poses, have found our (and your) light, strutted countless runways, gone on tons of go-sees, added guys to the girls mix, and have traveled around the globe and back again. Yeah, it's time. It really is. Wow, I am SO proud of what Top Model has done. #ANTM brought the intimidating modeling world to the masses. We were the first reality show based in the fashion world. I never thought my little idea would have people everywhere thinking differently about how they take photos. And I never thought we'd do 22 cycles. Whoa! So many!!! And what rhymes with 22? You. And you and you and you and you! YOU made Top Model what it is. We are a global force that has so many international versions around the world because of YOU! That's amazing and beyond anything that I ever dreamed. I set out to create a show where Perfect is Boring. So I hope you continue to love your freckles, your moles, your big forehead, your big eyes, your small eyes, your pointy chin, your tiny boobs, your full chest, your ivory or ebony skin (or every color in between) - the stuff about you that makes you well...you. And I hope you've learned a heck of a lot from watching. I have an inkling you have. May your photos (and selfies) be forever fierce. May you always find your light. And may you werk hallways like runways. Always remember, you are beautiful & BOOTYful. And please, keep on Smizing each and every day for TyTy. Fierce & Love, 💛Tyra

A photo posted by Tyra Banks (@tyrabanks) on


She later confirmed that the last ever episode of ‘America’s Next Top Model’ will air in the US on 4 December, which also coincides with Tyra’s birthday.

And, of course, no story about ‘America’s Next Top Model’ is quite complete without this nostalgic trip down memory lane…

Ah, memories.

Tyra Banks Style Evolution

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