Jillian Michaels - Jillian Michaels Tackling Childhood Obesity On 'The Biggest Loser'

Jillian Michaels will return to The Biggest Loser. Michaels made the announcement on Nbc's Today show and also revealed that this time around, The Biggest Loser will be tackling the sensitive issue of childhood obesity. "The show has chosen to take on something very controversial. They are going to go after childhood obesity," Michaels told Today show host Al Roker. "It's something that I'm really passionate about, and I want to be involved with."
Michaels explained that it was this edgy new direction that convinced her to return to the show and she explained that the new format will involve three teenagers between the ages of 13 and 17, in amongst the adult contestants on the show. "It's obviously something that needs to be handled with kid gloves, but it's something that needs to be handled," Michaels opines. The show will start in January, when people are looking to make New Year's resolution. Jillian explained that the show's producers want to capitalize on their existing success and that they feel a responsibility to address the huge problem of childhood obesity in the Usa.
Top child psychologists have ben consulted and Jillian insists that a different approach will be taken with the younger contestants. For example, they will not be asked questions such as "how much weight did you lose?" but will be encouraged to think about healthy eating, instead and altering their lifestyles accordingly. "They won't be getting on a scale; it's about getting them into the softball team, things like that."


Contactmusic

Tags: Jillian Michaels - NBC - Al Roker


Advertisement

Editors Recommendations

Beyonce and ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ Tease Us With Tantalising 15 Second Teaser Clip [Video]

Beyonce teased us all over the weekend, when she shared a 15 second...

Beyonce and ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ Tease Us With Tantalising 15 Second Teaser Clip [Video]

Robert Downey Jr Crowned King of the Box Office

With an estimated income of $75 million between June 2013 and June 2014, Downey Jr...

Robert Downey Jr Crowned King of the Box Office

George Clooney On Getting That Tabloid Apology And Why He Had To

Ahead of his wedding to Amal Alamuddin, George Clooney has...

George Clooney On Getting That Tabloid Apology And Why He Had To

A Short History of Forgotten Destiny’s Child Member Farrah Franklin

Farrah Franklin, the forgotten fourth member of Destiny’s Child, found herself...

A Short History of Forgotten Destiny’s Child Member Farrah Franklin

Sons of Anarchy Final Season: Charlie Hunnam Spills Details

Speaking at the Television Critics Association preview night on Monday, lead actor...

Sons of Anarchy Final Season: Charlie Hunnam Spills Details

Vin Diesel Talks This Summer's Weirdest Bromance

Yet in conversation with Access Hollywood, Diesel summed up the relationship between...

Vin Diesel Talks This Summer's Weirdest Bromance
Advertisement

Rixton - Me and My Broken Heart Single Review

There's a new boyband on the UK pop scene who have somehow managed to storm single charts...

Rixton - Me and My Broken Heart Single Review

RIP Krusty the Clown? His 10 Best Moments

Krusty the Clown may have chucked his last chuckle and played his last Itchy and Scratchy...

RIP Krusty the Clown? His 10 Best Moments

Bachelorette No Longer: Ashley And JP Rosenbaum Find Out Sex Of Baby On Live TV

After being on The Bachelor or The Bachelorette, some people like to retire...

Bachelorette No Longer: Ashley And JP Rosenbaum Find Out Sex Of Baby On Live TV


More recommendations

Advertisement

Comments

Jillian Michaels Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Jillian Michaels

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All