Yesterday Ajay Rochester appeared on Nova to tell Merrick and Rosso, she decided to quit The Biggest Loser, “when I could no longer eat donuts and get away with it. You know when it was? It was last year when I missed Kai’s (her son) School Concert. That was actually the moment when I went, ‘you know what? I don’t think I’ve got another one in me.’”
But there’s just one problem. Earlier this month a TEN spokesperson told TV Tonight, “We have decided not to renew Ajay’s contract in order to head in a different direction for 2010.”
So one party is presumably looking to save a little face. You can decide which.
“After 6 months of 20 hour days, as a single mum it killed me,” she said.
Meanwhile she has offered up some names as a possible replacement.
“Charlotte Dawson would be a good host. Cos she’s got that little bit of bitch and she’s not ultra-skinny. Not that you have to be. That show somebody tends to have somebody who’s not a lollypop head.
“Or Magda, but she may make it a bit too funny? It is getting cornier every year. Some of those lines are really you know, they’re really bad. I would argue. I’m probably sick of them arguing, ‘I can’t say that line I can’t’ and I’d have all these arguments with the person in my ear which made me look insane.”
Of course Magda would be a terrific choice, but I doubt she needs the gig. She’s done enough to be associated with weight loss and what’s to be gained by moving to a reality series -particularly as a follow-up host? Dawson is heavily entrenched at Foxtel. Don’t expect either of these names to surface. And on that point, why has nobody toyed with the idea of a male host yet?
Ajay will relocate to Los Angeles on June 11 where she has been in talks with producers and is looking to produce a series.
She’s also determined to get on Oprah.
“I’m totally going to stalk her. See Ellen DeGeneres stalked George Clooney for a year to get him on her show (slight difference, perhaps?). So I’m going to do the same with Oprah. I created this whole website.
“I’m going to stalk celebrities in Hollywood and interview them online.”
Here’s where someone should add ‘do not attempt this at home.’ One American Idol fan is about to be sentenced for the same act.