Alison Sweeney, the longtime host of NBC’s “The Biggest Loser,” will depart the show after 13 seasons, TheWrap has confirmed.
Sweeney began appearing on the show in 2007, succeeding comedian Caroline Rhea. No replacement has been chosen, and the show’s 17th season does not yet have a premiere date.
The actress is best known to fans for playing Sami Brady on the NBC soap opera “Days of Our Lives” for over 20 years. She departed that show in Oct. 2014, but will return for the show’s upcoming 50th season on Nov. 8. Sweeney has also appeared on episodes of “St. Elsewhere,” “Friends,” and “Las Vegas.”
Jillian Michaels also recently exited the series after Season 15, the third time she had left the program during its run on NBC.
“The Biggest Loser” is executive produced by Eden Gaha and produced by Endemol Shine North America. NBC also recently acquired a new fitness series from creator David Broome.