(Credit: Bruce Thierry Cheung)

Netflix News

Gigi Hadid replaces Chrissy Teigen in 'Never have I ever'

Following the scandalous events of Chrissy Teigen’s cyber-bullying reports, she has been replaced by Gigi Hadid on the Netflix series Never Have I Ever.

Due to hold a guest role in the second series of the show as a voiceover narrator, Teigen and the series parted ways after she admitted to bullying Courtney Stodden on Twitter. Once a closely guarded secret, it has now been revealed that Hadid will replace the shamed Teigen in the latest series dropping on the streaming service this week. 

“I was an insecure, attention seeking troll. I am ashamed and completely embarrassed at my behaviour but that…is nothing compared to how I made Courtney feel,” Teigen said of her past bullying of TV personality Courtney Stodden. 

Teigan “has decided to step away from a guest voiceover role in one episode of the upcoming second season of Never Have I Ever,” a spokesperson for the Netflix show reported earlier this year, adding: “The role is expected to be recast”.

Though apologetic, Chrissy Teigen spoke of her dislike of being part of the “cancel club”, commenting: “Only a few understand it and it’s impossible to know til you’re in it,” she wrote. Continuing, she added: “And it’s hard to talk about it in that sense because obviously you sound whiney when you’ve clearly done something wrong. It just sucks. There is no winning. But there never is here anyhow”. 

Her replacement, Gigi Hadid, previously appeared in the 2018 reboot of Steven Soderbergh’s Ocean trilogy, Ocean’s Eight, alongside Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway and Richard Armitage. The film was an all-female reboot of the original series that starred Brad Pitt, George Clooney, Matt Damon and Julia Roberts, and followed a crew of people attempting to pull off an ‘impossible’ heist at New York’s Met Gala.