Former Biggest Loser host Fiona Falkiner will take over from Hayley Lewis for the show’s 10th season later this year, to be known as TBL Families.
Falkiner appeared in the in 2006 season losing 30kgs, becoming a ‘plus-size’ model based in London. She also appeared on Dancing with the Stars in the same year.
She replaces Hayley Lewis after 5 seasons.
TEN announced it would return TBL Families for late 2015 despite comments by CEO Hamish McLennan the network was dealing with ‘tired’ franchises.
In January network chief programmer Beverley McGarvey told TV Tonight throwing away a franchise because of one failed season was unwise.
“The show really resonates with Australians but Ararat was a particularly difficult series, our schedule was difficult and there are many reasons as to why it didn’t work,” she said.
“But it’s important to nurture established brands and we have shows in different stages of their life cycle on the schedule.”
Falkiner has previously said of the series, “When I was on The Biggest Loser I felt like I was being judged by the whole of Australia.”
Get ready to be judged as host.
Source: News Corp