The TV personal trainer will not return for Season 16
Jillian Michaels is on the run from “Biggest Loser” again.
The celebrity personal trainer will not be returning for the upcoming 16th season of the weight loss show, producers Shine America and NBC told TheWrap on Wednesday.
Shine and NBC released the following statement:
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.
This would be the third time Michaels will depart from the show since starring as one of its original trainers when the show debuted in 2004. She first left the show in 2006 after two seasons. She would return in 2007. In 2011, she would leave again, citing a desire to start a family. She would rejoin the show for Season 15, which aired its season finale in February.
In her time with NBC, Michaels hosted “Biggest Loser” spinoff, “Losing It With Jillian,” in 2010. The trainer focused on working with one family per episode. It ran for only eight episodes.
In 2011, Michaels signed signed a multi-year deal to become a co-host of the panel-discussion show “The Doctors” from CBS Television Distribution after previously serving as a guest several times. She only appeared on the show for a half season, saying that it wasn’t a fit for her. As part of the pact, she was also to serve as a special correspondent on “Dr. Phil.”
Michaels, who identifies as bisexual, has two children with her partner Heidi Rhoades.