Elle MacPherson Leaving 'Fashion Star' As Host; More Season 2 Changes

06/29/2012 08:55 am ET | Updated Jun 29, 2012

Supermodel Elle Macpherson has stepped down as host for Season 2 of NBC's "Fashion Star."

“I have been involved with ‘Fashion Star’ from the beginning, and am very proud to see it come to life, not only in America but globally,” Macpherson, who will continue to serve as executive producer, told The New York Post. “The show is in great hands, and although I will not be hosting this season, I will still be very involved [and] will be reviewing the format for the upcoming season.”

While Macpherson's step down on the series comes as a bit of a surprise, she did tease upcoming changes to HuffPost at the NBC upfront presentation in May.

"I think we're going to jerk things around a little bit and you have to watch the space," Macpherson said when asked if all the judges will return. "We've done a great job and NBC has been 100 percent behind us. America's been behind this program."

Other changes are coming to show, according to the Post: Producers are considering doing away with judges altogether, and fashion brand H&M -- one of the program's co-sponsors -- will no longer be behind it.

The fashion reality series features designers competing for a chance to have their clothing sold at reputable retail stores. Season 1 judges Jessica Simpson, John Varvatos and Nicole Richie will be back for Season 2 of "Fashion Star," the Post reported.

"Fashion Star" will return to NBC's schedule in the fall on Sundays, 8 p.m. ET.

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