8:30pm – Wednesday, February 8 on FOUR
The Biggest Loser returns to the couples format for its 11th season, which kicks off on Wednesday, February 8th at 8:30pm on FOUR.
“The contestants are amazing this season; they are really sweet, wonderful people and there are a lot of amazing stories to share,” series host Alison Sweeney reveals about the players hoping to walk away with the Biggest Loser title this season.
“We have Rulon Gardner who is an Olympic gold medallist,” Sweeney continues. “We have a woman named Sarah who is struggling to have a baby and her obesity is really causing problems for her in trying to become a mother.”
As well as this, the series 11th season sees a contestant who was previously told that she was too large to appear on the series.
“Courtney auditioned for the show for several seasons and was told she was too big to make it on so ended up losing almost 100lbs by herself to be thin enough to be on the show,” Sweeney explains, adding: “We meet a lot of wonderful people you will get to know and be inspired by them this season.”
But there’s also a new twist in the game this season – the introduction of the two mystery trainers that the contestants can opt to train with in exchange for four weeks of immunity.
“Right off the bat we walk the contestants in and they are introduced to their first challenge and part of that will be choosing their trainers,” Sweeney explains.
“They can have Bob and Jillian or they can have these unknown trainers. You go with what you know or take the risk and go with the unknown.”
“There are advantages to each and it’s really interesting to see how hard people work to get that choice and what choice they end up making.”
“It certainly was throwing them into the deep end and I think it will be really compelling for the audience.”
Make sure not to miss this when The Biggest Loser returns to our screens on Wednesday, February 8th at 8:30pm on FOUR.