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Jillian Michaels is once again exiting The Biggest Loser for the third time and will not return when the show comes back for season 16. Michaels was one of the original trainers when the show debuted in 2004. She left in 2006 and returned in 2007 and stayed through to 2011 but skipped seasons 12 and 13, and returned for 14 and 15 (just wrapped).”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,” NBC said in a statement today.
I wonder if her departure has to do with the extreme weight loss by last season’s contestant, Rachel Frederickson who won the season but caused a lot of controversy over her 155 pound weight loss. Back in April a source told E! Michaels wanted off the show. “She wasn’t happy with how last season went. The shocking weight loss of Rachel [Frederickson] doesn’t do the brand any favors and she wants to distance her name from it.”
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