The designer is one of the judges on the reality show, which sees a group of hopefuls trying to make it in the fashion industry. Heidi Klum presents the program, which also features top industry professionals on the judging panel.
The wannabe designers compete in a series of timed challenges and according to New York Post that proved too much for some participants.
“We lost two designers in one day. This has never happened. They seem to be under a lot more pressure,” a source told the publication.
The pair are said to have left the program of their own accord, resulting in Michael pulling the remaining hopefuls together to “calm them down and give them a pep talk”.
“The show is in its tenth season and has been filming for a week, and there is a lot more tension and pressure on the designers,” an insider said.
On Friday, one young designer reportedly had to see a psychologist after becoming uncomfortable. He apparently had an episode at Parsons School for Design in New York City after which it was deemed he was so nervous he should not continue with the show.
Shortly before that, a female taking part in the challenges reportedly decided it was too much for her.
“She just ran off in the middle of the night. The next morning she wasn’t in her bed, her suitcase was gone. Producers went to her home, and her doorman said she was upstairs but didn’t want to see anyone,” a source said.