EXCLUSIVE! Michelle Bridges not returning to The Biggest Loser in 2015

Aug 13th, 2014
Michelle Bridges
Aug 13th, 2014

The Biggest Loser will be back in 2015 but without Michelle Bridges as resident trainer.

A well-placed source at Ten has exclusively told TheFIX that they're currently in the process of hiring her replacement.

The reason? Well, we're told the fitness guru is too expensive for season ten of the show…and they're looking for a cut price trainer instead.

"Michelle costs quite a lot of money," the source confirmed. "The show just can't afford her anymore."

Earlier this year, rumours rumbled that the hit show would be canned, with trainer Shannan Ponton even confessing his fears about Ten's problems.

"It was kind of a bittersweet season for the show because the ratings weren't that good," Shannan told us. "But now we just have to see and we're holding our breath like anyone else and waiting for an announcement from the network."

But the money woes aren't the only issue surrounding Michelle's departure, with our source revealing the 43-year-old star is currently focusing on "cracking the US market".

The big question now is….who will be her replacement? TheFIX has got their mitts on the call-out specs, with production company Shine Australia asking for "new and experienced trainers".

"You must be aged 25-45, be Sydney-based, a qualified personal trainer who is confident, passionate and comfortable to be on TV," the job spec reads. "We're after males and females who are successful trainers with an empathetic ear who sympathise with our contestant's journey to lose weight."

Well, we're more than happy to scour Bondi beach to find the right hottie…we mean trainer for the show.

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