The series was last formerly hosted by Australian model Sarah Murdoch, who also served as lead judge and co-executive producer of the show for cycles five to seven. Jodhi Meares and Erika Heynatz also served as former hosts. An eighth cycle has been confirmed for production and broadcast during 2013. Producers of the series are in the process of finding a replacement host before production re-commences.
In April 2012 it was announced that the series would take a break for 2012 due to the fact that producers of the show were having trouble finding a replacement for Sarah Murdoch. It was announced on 19 November 2012 that beauty queen, model and television personality Jennifer Hawkins was named as host starting for the upcoming eighth cycle.
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