According to a notice on StarNow:
The Biggest Loser is searching Australia wide for new and experienced Trainers to be a part of our Biggest Loser “Families” in 2015.
We are after male and females who are successful trainers with an empathetic ear and sympathise with our contestant’s journey to lose weight.
You must be aged 25-45, be Sydney based, a qualified Personal Trainer who is confident, passionate and comfortable to be on TV.
A casting call for Biggest Loser: Families went out some time ago, despite TEN’s CEO recently citing “tired franchises” in the network schedule. Presumably renewed interest in MasterChef this year has made everybody rethink things.
Refreshing Loser with new trainers, and probably a new host, could indeed turn things around. But the show will also need to restore some authenticity to the brand which has undergone a lot of scrutiny about its techniques that wring the tears and drama.
The trainer call-out already has some speculating that Michelle Bridges will be cut loose from the show. “Michelle costs quite a lot of money,” an unnamed source tells yourtv.com.au. “The show just can’t afford her anymore.”
Having seen Commando at work at Kid’s Choice Awards, his brand is extremely popular with kids. He could be a loss to the show if you’re aiming for a family audience.
Applications close on the 30th of September if you think you have what it takes.
Update: A TEN spokesperson says: “The Biggest Loser trainers are valued members of the TEN family and we would love to have them all back next year.”