The modelling show ran for 22 series with Tyra as its presenter, until she announced the show was coming to an end last year.
However, the show already looks set to be revived on a whole new channel - and with a whole new host.
An insider told The Sun: “Rita is in a dream world as she’s landed the ultimate gig.
A representative for Rita declined to comment when contacted by HuffPost UK.
This comes in the middle of what has proved to be an exciting year for Rita.
After emerging victorious in the most recent series of ‘The X Factor’, where she mentored eventual winner Louisa Johnson, it was recently confirmed that she’d signed with a new record label, following a legal dispute with Jay Z’s Roc Nation imprint.
It sounds as though her long-awaited second album could be on the way too, with the source adding: “She is releasing a new single later this year to coincide with it.”
Rita’s TV experience also extends to a stint as a coach on the fourth series of ‘The Voice’ UK, and a co-hosting spell at the Radio 1 Teen Awards in 2014.
The British version of ‘Top Model’ currently airs on Lifetime, with the most recent series seeing Abbey Clancy taking on presenting duties.
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