Alexa Chung does interviews about her new  Next In presenting ...

She's been a industry favourite for many years, and now Alexa Chung will take on a new role on the small screen. 

The model-turned-presenter, 36, has joined Queer Eye icon Tan France, also 36, to co-present a new competition series called Next In - which aired on the streaming service on Wednesday.

Both presenters were spotted in New York City on Friday as they larked around during an animated interview to promote the launch, shortly before the fashionista stepped outside for a cigarette while trawling her phone and appearing low-key.

Enthusiastic presenters: Alexa Chung, 36, has joined Queer Eye star Tan France, 36, to co-present a new Netflix fashion competition series called Next In Fashion, which they were promoting in NYC on Friday

Enthusiastic presenters: Alexa Chung, 36, has joined Queer Eye star Tan France, 36, to co-present a new competition series called Next In , which they were promoting in NYC on Friday

The high- competition show is similar to hits like Project Runway in that designers will compete week to week in different challenges.

Alexa and Tan, hailing from Hampshire and Doncaster respectively, will then appear in front of the judges after displaying the collection created for that week.

Speaking to Buzzfeed, the pair discussed how the eagerly-anticipated programme differs from other contestant shows. 

Tan explained: 'We have established designers from the likes of Stella McCartney, Alexander Wang and Louis Vuitton, they are seasoned designers that just haven't been given the platform... we want to make them household names.'

Quick break: Both presenters were spotted in New York City on Friday as they larked around during an animated interview to promote the launch, shortly before the fashionista stepped outside for a cigarette while trawling her phone and appearing low-key

Quick break: Both presenters were spotted in New York City on Friday as they larked around during an animated interview to promote the launch, shortly before the fashionista stepped outside for a cigarette while trawling her phone and appearing low-key

Alexa added: 'It's less of a gimmick and more a representation of what actually goes on in the industry.' 

The brunette , who has her own line in London, said she was approached late in the production of the show for the role of presenter - but jumped at the opportunity leaving her CEO to

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