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Update on Season 7 contestant Lydia!

Knowing how much everyone loves updates on past contestants I thought I would draw people’s attention to this piece ABC Radio Hobart did on Lydia Hantke from Season 7 of The Biggest Loser Australia.

Since appearing on the show Lydia has become a personal trainer, a mum for the first time, and one of those crazy power lifting people.


If you’d like to know more, click through to the ABC News website.

(I don’t know if anyone will ever read this, but just in case…!)

The Biggest Loser: Transformed finale airing Monday, May 1st!

It seems the plan for a live finale is going ahead, in spite of this season’s abysmal ratings.

The finale will now be part of a special, extra long episode of Studio 10, Channel 10’s morning show, on Monday May 1st. There’s two versions of Studio 10 in the guide for Monday, with the one starting at 11am and finishing at 12.30pm listed as the Loser finale.

It’s unclear how much the format will change as a result, it’s likely to be roughly the same and include the live voting for the best transformation. Fiona, Libby and Shannan all attended the Logies and so should all be on hand for the finale, but maybe some of the Studio 10 people will also be involved?

Anyway, if you were interested in voting for the best transformation and thus determining who wins the grand prize of $100,000… I hope your boss lets you have the TV on. Or you can maybe livestream it via the official site? Or just vote blindly. It’s on in the middle of the day and not even the regular time it’s been on since tanking the night time slot…

I might be the only person who actually watches it on the day. :)

The Biggest Loser Transformed dumped from 7.30pm slot

It seems Australians didn’t really want a more realistic version of The Biggest Loser with viewing figures crashing last week. According to TV Tonight it was fifth in its timeslot this week. Fifth!

As a result the show will move to a 1pm afternoon slot, Monday to Thursday. The show was airing replays at that time previously, so it’s not displacing anything while it takes the long march to the grave.

It’s unclear at this stage what will happen with the plans for the finale as viewers were meant to be voting for their favourite transformation to decide the really big prize at the end, instead of just basing it on weightloss percentage.

The Recap will continue to do its thing despite the change in timeslot, so if you miss an episode of the lowest rating series in the show’s history you can still catch up right here!

The Biggest Loser: Transformed Premieres March 14!

Gosh, that’s crept up on me. Wasn’t expecting the show until April. Or was that wishful thinking?

In any event, it’s official! The Biggest Loser: Transformed will start Tuesday March 14 at 7.30pm on Channel 10. Shannan’s excited by sixpacks and bikini bodies!

Yes, this is a timeslot we’d usually see I’m A Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here in at the moment. With the jungle camp still containing 11 people I can’t see that it will be over within two weeks, so… They trying to hitch a ride on that show’s popularity? Guess we’ll see.

The official website has started its own transformation from the showcase for last season to the new one. Shannan and Fiona have both received updated profiles, along with new trainer Libby Babet getting her own blurb. All three profiles are, of course, already up here, with Shannan and Fiona’s previous ones archived for posterity. And to laugh at them just repasting Fiona on a new background…

The official site has also added a profile for Psychologist Glenn Mackintosh. The show has had professionals behind the scenes before, but his profile suggests that maybe there’ll be regular sessions aired on the show? Talking about mental health is important and the show might be looking to push it into the spotlight. Stay tuned?

Other than that, the header’s been updated, the FAQ’s been tidied up and the typing exercises begin today. It all begins again… SOON!

The Biggest Loser: Transformed – First Look!

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?