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Jillian Michaels, one of America’s favorite coaches, has returned to season 14 of The Biggest Loser Sunday evening. Michaels discussed why she opted to return to the hit weight loss show with Access Hollywood.
Grabbing Bob Harper’s arm, Michaels tells Access Hollywood, First of all, I missed this one…And I was excited to meet [Dolvett Quince].”
She continues, “With that said, also, you leave the show, and you want to do new things and everyone’s like, ‘That’s great.’ ‘You wanna do this? Good for you, we support you, that’s wonderful. Can you go back to ‘Biggest Loser’?’… Bob and I saw Madonna in concert recently and she played a lot of new music and we were like, ‘Cool. When’s she gonna play ‘Holiday’?’…And ‘The Biggest Loser’ is sort of my version of ‘Holiday.’”
Jillian has been open with her struggles with weight as a young child and the new mom of two admits that coming back to teach about child obesity was another one of her main reasons to come back and inspire not only America, but young children as well.
“The role of the kids on it, they are not contestants. We’re calling them participants,” she explains to Deadbolt. “ So each team or each trainer has one child that they’re assigned to. The kid is a member of the team but they don’t weigh in. They don’t get eliminated. We work with them at home and they make routine visits to The Biggest Loser ranch.”
Along with the coaches, the three teenagers will also work closely with Dr.Joanna Dolgoff, a childhood obesity expert. According to Deadline, the teenagers will follow an age appropriate regiment which will include exercise and learning to eat right.
The Biggest Loser airs on NBC.