The Biggest Loser: Transformed

After a year hiatus, TBL will be back on TEN in 2017 as The Biggest Loser: Transformation. Producers have taken this time to refresh the show with Bridges and Willis out as mentors.

No thanks. Get a new idea ten! This show failed before and will fail again.


Should have left it on the scrap heap. It has run its course.


###The Biggest Loser: Transformed.

Coming To TEN And WIN Network In 2017.

Hosted By Fiona Falkiner, With Trainers Shannan Ponton And Libby Babet.

Network Ten is delighted to announce that one of Australia’s most iconic and enduring series will return in 2017 in its most aspirational and empowering season to date – 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 in the new season. With over 20 years’ experience in the fitness industry, including as a trainer on The Biggest Loser since 2007, Shannan boasts extensive knowledge and skills in the areas of health, wellbeing, exercise, fitness, nutrition and people management.

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.

“My approach to fitness is to help people create a positive and uplifting association with being fit and active, so it becomes something fun you actually look forward to. And I believe good nutrition is easy nutrition, you just need to know some basic principles that I can’t wait to share,” she said.

The Biggest Loser: Transformed will commence production later this year and will premiere on TEN and WIN Network in 2017. It is produced by Endemol Shine Australia for Network Ten.


I echo the complaints about the return of The Biggest Loser. After over 10 years on air and lacklustre ratings in recent years, the format has well and truly had it’s day (I’m not sure if it’s even running in the US anymore) so it’s time for Ten to try something new!

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Yep not a fan of the revival. I know why they are trying it and understand the name. The transformations last season were the only episodes that rated decently, besides the final. I think if they are planning on airing this for the 6 weeks in between Celebrity and Masterchef then Ten should air it 7:30 Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. It is not going to do well on Sundays-Tuesdays. Sundays-Tuesdays I would commission panel/variety shows like Thank God You’re Here etc.


When I read the article last night…

“Are you kidding Ch 10!?”

Time to move on, the show is older than MasterChef.

May have been massive in 2008, but we’re in 2016 now :expressionless:

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I like the concept of this show, and will always applaud any FTA network who commisions something that is anything but the usual cooking, renovating, talent show genre that’s been done to death here in Australia but I really think that they should have dropped the TBL association - it’s an old brand and doesn’t really bring any credibility to the production.

Is this the ‘New You’ show Endemol Shine had the casting call out for TEN next year? If so, the details for that show in my opinion doesn’t quite mirror the above brief for this new incarnation of the TBL series.

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Yes it is, as the site now says The Biggest Loser Transformed

You’d be over the moon with the commission of this show. So exciting for you.

It would be good if your precious ten would find a new format and commission new content not re hashing the same old shit that has failed before.

Imagine the collective eye roll across the nation when the first promo airs for this show during the big bash. They have a captive audience and they promote the worst shows.


They’re gonna have to work extra hard to revitalise this worn down carcass!

Does literally everything have to relate to Masterchef???

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Well, it’s not older than The Block :stuck_out_tongue:

Masterchef and Melbourne.

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I love TBL & personally can’t wait for it to come back.

Michelle and the Camando were the most annoying trainers, so I think they have done the right thing to drop them. It will be interesting to see how they rejig the format.

Perhaps being a shorter season there will be a weigh in at the end of every episode and no eliminations?

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Didn’t they refresh this show the last time it was on air? And failed

Completely out of ideas.

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Probably failed because one team won almost everything!

It wasn’t really much of a refresh. A new logo & it went back to the theme of a previous season. Hopefully this new season is an actual refresh of the format aswell.

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TV networks must be presented with hundreds of program proposals over the course of the year… but they choose to commission this…


To all the people hating on this… it can probably pull similar audiences to Survivor (600kish) if its a decent refresh and would be so much cheaper to produce. It possibly has a place as a shorter punchier season to fill the gap between I’m a Celeb and Masterchef anyway where Ten had pretty much nothing this year. I’m guessing its a smaller cast with just 2 trainers so hopefully they can do a punchier format maybe 2 nights a week with less gimmicks.

Also if you read the articles it seems less focused on weight loss/obese contestants and more focused on every day Aussies who are on the slide and improving their general health, state of mind and wellbeing as well as giving viewers tips and tricks to improve their every day lives. It sounds OK to me to be honest if it’s done well.

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