Heidi Klum & Tim Gunn Reveal Why They ‘Jumped Ship’ from ‘Project Runway’ to ‘Making the Cut’!

Heidi Klum & Tim Gunn Reveal Why They 'Jumped Ship' from 'Project Runway' to 'Making the Cut'!

Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn are opening up about their decision to leave Project Runway!

While speaking at the Amazon studios panel during the 2020 Winter TCA Tour – Day 8 at The Langham Huntington on Tuesday (January 14), the 46-year-old host and 66-year-old mentor explained why they decided to “jump ship” from Project Runway ahead of it’s move to Bravo to create their forthcoming Amazon show Making the Cut, which debuts March 27.

“Our imagination was bigger than what we were allowed to do,” Heidi expressed (via THR). “Everything kind of fell apart.” She said the move from Lifetime back to Bravo was either going to mean returning to the “same old same old” or it was an “opportunity to jump ship.” She asked Gunn, “Do you want to jump with me?” Klum said, “It was scary. … We shopped it around and thought that Amazon was the best place, not only for the show but also for the designers.”

Heidi Klum and Tim were joined at the panel by Naomi Campbell, Nicole Richie, and Altuzarra creative director Joseph Altuzarra, who will appear as judges with them on Making the Cut.

Tim also hinted that executives at Project Runway were afraid of changing the format of the fashion reality show, even at the urging of Klum and Gunn. “We couldn’t break out of it because there was a fear — not among us, we’re the ones who were thinking creatively and innovatively about what we wanted to do.”

That same day, Awkwafina joined her co-stars BD Wong and Bowen Yang at their panel for their upcoming series Awkwafina is Nora from Queens during the Comedy Central segment of the 2020 Winter TCA Press Tour.