The new series with the new idea and the new trainer is nearly here!
Channel 10 has finally started advertising the return of The Biggest Loser Australia, particularly during I’m A Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here (which has a few who could do with a stint on Loser!) and it is, of course, “Coming Soon”.
Probably right after I’m A Celebrity, then? And probably followed by the next series of Masterchef…
If you’d like to watch the First Look trailer for yourself you’ll have to go to the official site. The more you tighten your grip, the more eyeballs slip through your fingers…
The ad asks if we’re the very best version of ourselves. We’re all capable, says Shannan, but we make excuses, says new trainer Libby Babet. It’s never too late to change!
Like the show! The show has changed! It’s something they’ve never done before, Libby exclaims. Shannan says this is the show he’s always wanted to make.
Now, contestants? Transformers? Whatever.
Nikki – Full-Time Mum, wants to get into her dream bikini and feel beautiful and comfortable.
Simmo – Sales Manager, doesn’t date anymore because of his weight.
Jenny – Paramedic, wants to get fitter and healthier, and motivate her children to do the same
Lynton – Pilot Instructor, if he wants to keep flying he has to pass his physical and he doesn’t think he will in his current shape
Steph – Teacher, wants to feel fantastic in her wedding dress
Seems to be a few faces we don’t get to meet just yet as well, so expect some other stories to emerge as we get closer.
As per the shift to “Transformations” there aren’t any really grotesquely obese people this year. Simmo and Lynton seem the largest, but would have been middle of the road at most in previous series. Clearly need to lose weight, but not urgently so.
Still up in the air on whether there’ll be challenges, but Libby revealed in an Instagram post that she leads the new Orange Team. The post has since been edited so maybe she was not meant to reveal that just yet…
Are we ready for a new season?
Interesting news! It turns out the rumours were true and trainer Michelle Bridges will not be part of the next season of The Biggest Loser Australia. And Commando Steve is also not coming back. Officially, they chose not to return, and with a shiny new baby to care for, who could blame them?
Fortunately, Shannan Ponton is returning, and this time he’ll have a brand new opponent/partner – Libby Babet!
Who? The lady on Shannan’s back!
When she’s not riding around on Shannan, Libby is the founder of BUF Girls, “fun, themed fitness experiences you’ll get excited about!” She’s also the founder of AGOGA Bondi, where people “train like an athlete”. And co-founder of Chief Bar, which I thought must be a bar for drinking the alcoholic beverages, but is actually an all-natural protein bar.
She seems to keep herself busy, that’s for sure.
The new subheader for the show, Transformed, also represents a shift towards “more relatable, every day Australians” taking part. Rather than the usual parade of very morbidly obese contestants, the show will focus on people who are “on the slide” towards morbid obesity. The examples given being Mums who’ve been focused on the kids and ex-athletes who’ve started packing it on.
They’re also promising an increased emphasis on nutrition, which was fun for a while the last time they tried it…
And, of course, Fiona Falkiner is returning to host the show again. She did a great job last time, and I’m not just saying that because I am deeply in love with her. I swear.
Applications for the new season are now open at www.thebiggestlosertransformed.com.au, good luck if you throw your name in the hat!
News on a potential new season… kinda?
The perennial shit talkers at Woman’s Day claimed all four trainers – Michelle Bridges, Shannan Ponton, Tiffiny Hall and Commando Steve – have all been let go from the series.
In response, Bridges yesterday posted a fun beach photo of herself, Willis and their eight-month- old son Axel on Instagram with the caption: “Ummmm … whatever …” followed by the eggplant emoji and three “speak no evil” monkeys.
“Best emoji to describe my thoughts,” she wrote.
It’s not a denial. Michelle in particular is unlikely to care as her success outside of the show has been impressive, but the others have also done pretty well out of their time on the show.
The real question is whether the show could continue without at least Michelle or Shannan. Would anyone even want it to keep going without them?
Nothing from Princess Fiona Falkiner on this rumour. It definitely wouldn’t be worth going on without her!
[Source: The Western Australian]
Yes, we all know Daniel Jofre won the title this year, but what were they eating? Enquiring minds wanted to know, probably, because there’s a list on a proper news site.
Mid-afternoon snack: Chocolate Brownie (from the GetCommandoFit Style plan).
Ooh, sign me up for that!
Apparently Michelle Bridges just gave the boys her cookbooks, which seems a little lazy and I kind of have my doubts the boys were doing anything so fancy as “Ricotta quinoa pancakes”.
Want more details? Go read the article. It’s interesting. And will probably make your tummy rumble, mind did.
(Thanks for the tip, Amanda!)
Previously on The Biggest Loser Families… THE ENTIRE SEASON! If you’re only tuning in now you’re a bit late. But I guess watching the first episode and the last episode is also a valid choice.
It’s finally the finale, the final time the final remaining contestants weigh in and the final time everyone else weighs in and someone finally wins a bunch of money. Because that’s what the show is all about, giving a formerly fat person a bunch of cash to fritter away, or spend on cosmetic procedures to undo the lingering effects of drastic weight loss. Hooray!
The final three contestants this year are all from the same family, the all-conquering Jofres. Tony, Daniel and Pablo are three brothers who, with their uncle Rob, have dominated the competition all season long. It’s a battle to the finish and no matter which of the boys win it’s probably safe to assume they have the title of biggest losing family safely under their belt.
And having seen the ads I already know I’m going to be awful distracted by Princess Fiona’s sparkly glittery boobs. That’s an amazing black sparkly top she’s wearing, it really is.
Anyway, strap in. It’s going to be a bit of a… JOURNEY!