Veronica Webb is “not coming back” for Tim Gunn’s Guide to Style’s second season

Tim Gunn’s Guide to Style, the makeover show that was surprisingly renewed by Bravo after its first season was pulled off the air, won’t feature Tim’s co-host Veronica Webb in its second season.

Producers initially wanted a co-host for Tim because he was “too high-brow”, and cast supermodel Webb in the role. But now, she’s out, although she doesn’t say why, or who’s decision that was.

“I’m not coming back for Season 2,” she told the Miami Herald. Tim will be back, though.” She says she’s doing a BBC World series instead. She has nice things to say about the series, though, calling it “such a beautiful way to help ordinary people.”

Veronica Webb a model citizen [Miami Herald]

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