Gosh, it seems like so long ago that the last season of The Biggest Loser concluded, and yet, fans still haven’t been given an update as to when the new season will begin. But while we may not have an actual air date (based on past runs, we are guessing after the new year), it looks like we’re finally getting some news about the show and what we can expect when the new season gets here.
First, we learned that Alison Sweeney would be stepping down as the host, and then it was announced that beloved trainer, Bob Harper, would be taking over the host position. We also know that both Dolvett Quince and Jen Widerstrom will be returning, and it looks like our favorite doctor, Dr. Huizenga, is also returning. What’s more is that Dr. H recently dished on the new season, and guess what? He revealed that there will be two celebrities contestants this season! Who could it be?
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It seems like forever since the days of just Bob Harper and Jillian Michaels tackling the contestants of The Biggest Loser together, and since Jillian’s departure a few seasons back, we’ve seen many new faces fill the former trainer’s spot. But throughout all of the chaos and trainer changes, one staple has remained: Bob Harper – and honestly, I think most of us couldn’t picture the weight loss show without him.
Needless to say, when fans learned that host Alison Sweeney would be leaving the show, panic began to set in as to what Harper’s fate would be. Would he be the next leave? Thankfully, Harper is not leaving the show, but he is taking on a different role for the new season – as the new host! So, what exactly does that mean for the rest of the trainers?
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Jillian Michaels is returning to reality TV with a new docuseries called Being Jillian, which follows the former ragey trainer of TheBiggest Loser as she juggles family alongside her fitness and health business. Additionally Joel McHale will be expanding on his The Soup ‘tales from the week’ concept by executive producing a a new show focusing on snarking snark from outrageous and hilarious website comments found throughout the internet. <Crossing-Fingers Reality Tea makes an appearance!>
In Just Jillian, Jillian“strips down and bares it all” for an intimate and revealing docu-follow which exposes the real Jillian; thus giving viewers an “authentic, unfiltered look inside this surprisingly sensitive superstar’s private world and family.”
Jillian Michaels famously left The Biggest Loser because she felt the show had taken a negative turn and destroyed her reputation as a health and wellness advocate in favor of promoting dramatic weightless results. But Jillian hasn’t left reality TV behind for good – she’s embarking on her own solo show and she’s also rebranding herself after taking a public beating.
In an effort to reestablish her image after her merry-go-round relationship with the Biggest Loser, Jillian now reveals a softer approach – and a more down-to-earth one. Like “hell no!” she doesn’t like to exercise, “I watch the clock every minute,” the personal trainer admits.
“People assume that I think I’m better than that show. I do not. Also, there’s a misconception that I keep leaving,” Jillian explains. “On season three, I was fired. On season 11, I asked for time off to start a family. In this go-round, it was a mutual decision. I wanted to make some creative changes, but I was not a producer. I need some control in something with my name attached to it.”
Season 16 of The Biggest Loser will kick off in September – less one familiar face, Jillian Michaels, but plus two new faces, Jessie Pavelka and Jennifer Widerstrom.
Last week, NBC announced Jillian will not return to The Biggest Loser. "After helping hundreds of contestants transform their lives and inspiring millions of viewers at home, The Biggest Loser and Jillian Michaels have decided to part ways, and she will not be returning for Season 16 when it airs in the fall."
It has been well documented that Rob Kardashian has been struggling with his weight. But have things gotten so bad that his momager Kris Jenner is willing to make a deal to get him on the next season of The Biggest Loser?
According to sources that spoke to HollywoodLife.com, that is exactly what is going to happen. But for someone on a reality show, who has pretty much been laying low and not wanting to be photographed because of his weight gain, is documenting his journey on TV really the best option?