Julien Macdonald is keen to have a curvy model on his catwalk.

The Fashion designer - who judges on UK TV show 'Britain and Ireland's Next Top Model' - says being on the panel has been a "real eye-opener" and he would be like to have bigger models representing him in the future, despite branding them a "joke" last year.

He told LOOK magazine: "You can be real and still be sexy. Bigger girls can compete against girls half their size. This show has been a real eye-opener.

"There is a gap in the market and if someone good wanted to represent my brand, I'd do it."

Julien admitted he was caught in a "fashion bubble" when he made his previous comments, adding he will support curvy women on the show, which is presented by Australian model Elle Macpherson.

Julien revealed he likes seeing what Elle - who is nicknamed 'The Body' - wears on the show each week, and he particularly enjoys it when she dons one of his creations.

He previously said: "The most exciting thing is seeing Elle's outfits each week. She always looks gorgeous and she's on the most amazing fashion adventure. She wears a little bit of Julien Macdonald, which is always good!"