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Naomi Campbell with fellow model mentors Erin O'Connor and Caroline WinbergSky Living

Sky cancels Naomi Campbell's modelling show The Face

The UK version of the show is set to sashay away after its debut series only drew 132,000 viewers

Naomi Campbell will have to put her Simon Cowell ambitions on hold after Sky axed her reality TV show, The Face, after just one series.

The British version of the Sky Living show, which originally started on US cable channel Oxygen, saw executive producer Campbell and models Erin O'Connor and Caroline Winberg act as den mothers and mentors to a group of wannabe models.

In the show, each team competed against each other in tasks such as starring in a fashion campaign or walking in a runway show, America's Next Top Model-style. Campbell's favoured protégé, Canterbury-born student Emma Holmes, was crowned the winner and walked away with the prize of starring in a Max Factor campaign.

But the real star of the show was Campbell herself: dishing out one-liners, slamming doors, reducing models to tears and issuing commandments from on high like "have my career! YOU GUYS DON'T!". 

Unfortunately, Campbell's personality alone wasn't enough to save The Face – only 132,000 viewers tuned in for the debut series of the show, and the higher-ups at Sky decided that it wasn't worth the risk to re-commission to show. 

A source close to Campbell told the Telegraph: "Making the show accessible to the largest possible audience was always key, but unfortunately the limited viewership of the cable channel was prohibitive to finding the show's natural audience."

According to the source, Campbell is in talks with two UK broadcasters who want to air the show on their free channels.   

Remember the good times of The Face with this clip of Naomi watching the show's contestants walking and laughing so hard she cries: