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The Biggest Loser: Transformed – Coming 2017 with a brand new trainer!

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!

Shannan gives Libby a piggyback ride

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.

Shannan and Libby having a grin

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.

Libby goes SPROING

Applications for the new season are now open at, good luck if you throw your name in the hat!

Has the entire team of trainers been sacked? Mish says, “Whatever…”

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]

What Were The Families Supposed To Be Eating This Year?

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!)

Missed an episode of The Biggest Loser? Catch up before the end!

Only three episodes left this year! Yes, really. The finale airs on Tuesday night. Two hours long, expect a lot of talk of the contestant’s JOURNEY. And maybe Michelle will finally be pregnant? I’ve been waiting all season!

But perhaps you’ve missed an episode? Would you like to read recaps of each and every one of them? Well, here you go.

Episode 1 – 13/09/2015

Episode 2 – 14/09/2015 (Weigh In)

Episode 3 – 15/09/2015

Episode 4 – 20/09/2015 (Weigh In)

Episode 5 – 21/09/2015 (Elimination)

Episode 6 – 22/09/2015

Episode 7 – 27/09/2015 (Weigh In)

Episode 8 – 28/09/2015 (Elimination)

Episode 9 – 29/09/2015

Episode 10 – 04/10/2015 (Weigh In)

Episode 11 – 05/10/2015 (Elimination)

Episode 12 – 06/10/2015

Episode 13 – 11/10/2015 (Weigh In)

Episode 14 – 12/10/2015 (Elimination)

Episode 15 – 13/10/2015

Episode 16 – 18/10/2015 (Weigh In)

Episode 17 – 19/10/2015 (Elimination)

Episode 18 – 20/10/2015

Episode 19 – 25/10/2015 (Weigh In)

Episode 20 – 26/10/2015 (Elimination)

Episode 21 – 27/10/2015

Episode 22 – 01/11/2015 (Weigh In)

Episode 23 – 02/11/2015 (Elimination)

Episode 24 – 03/11/2015

Episode 25 – 08/11/2015 (Weigh In)

Episode 26 – 09/11/2015 (Elimination)

Episode 27 – 10/11/2015 (Elimination)

Episode 28 – 15/11/2015 (Weigh In)

Episode 29 – 16/11/2015 (Elimination)

Episode 30 – 17/11/2015

Episode 31 – 22/11/2015 (Weigh In)

Episode 32 – 23/11/2015 (Elimination)

Episode 33 – 24/11/2015

Episode 34 – 29/11/2015 (Weigh In)

Episode 35 – 30/11/2015 (Elimination)

Episode 36 – 01/12/2015

And don’t forget to tune in tonight. Last training session and last weigh in at Camp Biggest Loser!

Michelle Bridges Thinks I’m A Freak

And to be fair, she’s not wrong. But if you haven’t seen the news there’s a collaboration between The Biggest Loser’s super trainer Michelle Bridges and grocery chain Woolworths that’s ruffled a few feathers.

You can watch the ad on YouTube, if you’ve missed it.

In the commercial for Mish’s new microwave meals she is seen eating a mouthful of “dirt” and suggesting people who grow their own vegetables are acting like a “freak”. It’s meant to be funny, and it kind of is a little bit. If it’d been done on a sketch comedy show complaints would be few and far between.

Because it’s being done in conjunction with “Woolworths The Fresh Food People” it all has a bit of a whiff about it. Michelle isn’t likely to care if people are growing their own carrots, she’s probably encouraged people to have their own veggie patches in the past. But if we all started growing a lot of our own fruit and veg, Woolworths would stand to lose a heck of a lot of business.

It’s all a bit strange, really. A big part of Michelle’s success is based on the idea of exercising more and eating fresh, healthy foods. Not prepackaged frozen meals you stick in the microwave. They might be a healthier option than some of the others on the market, yet it’s not a market you would expect her to get into.

Maybe it’s not those of us who grow food in the garden that are the freaks?

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