Network Ten Transforms The Biggest Loser

Published: 11 September 2016

The Biggest Loser, 2016, channel ten

Australia’s most iconic and enduring series will return in 2017, like you’ve never seen it before. Get ready for The Biggest Loser: Transformed.

Hosted by Fiona Falkiner with trainers Shannan Ponton and Libby Babet, The Biggest Loser: Transformed will see a group of everyday Australians tackling relatable weight issues and undergoing transformations of their bodies and their minds.

The reimagined and uplifting show will take the latest advancements in health and fitness to create a contemporary and goal-driven approach to transforming people’s lives.

Epic physical tests and dynamic new food challenges are part of The Biggest Loser: Transformed. But the new series will also take a unique approach to helping people transform not only how they look, but also how they think and feel.

Shannan Ponton returns as trainer, with over 20 years’ experience in the fitness industry, including as a trainer on The Biggest Loser since 2007.

Shannan said: “I’m stoked to be back. This is the version of The Biggest Loser I’ve always dreamed of making, something every Australian can relate to but also empower them to transform their own lives.”

Libby Babet, the founder of Australia’s first “entertrainment” group the BUF Girls and the athletic performance studio AGOGA, is a health and fitness specialist for everyday people and joins The Biggest Loser: Transformed as a trainer. Her approach to fitness is to make it fun, stimulating and exciting.

Libby said: “I’m so thrilled and honoured to be joining the The Biggest Loser team and to be part of the show’s evolution.

“The Biggest Loser has already had an incredible impact on health and fitness in Australia by transforming lives and inspiring the nation. I feel such a strong sense of responsibility to continue that mission, perhaps with a bit of my own spin on things,” she said.

Eleven years after she appeared as a contestant in Australia’s first season of The Biggest Loser, Fiona Falkiner returns as host for the second year.

Fiona said: “I am so thrilled to be returning as host this year. The Biggest Loser has been such a positive influence on my life and I’m so excited to be a part of this incredible journey for our new bunch of contestants.”

Network Ten Chief Programming Officer, Beverley McGarvey, said: “The Biggest Loser is an iconic brand on Australian television and an important and enduring show for Network Ten.

“Our fresh approach will deliver the most remarkable, emotional and relatable transformations in the history of The Biggest Loser.”

The Biggest Loser: Transformed commences production later this year and premieres on TEN in 2017