The longtime Biggest Loser trainer — who exited the NBC weight-loss series in 2011 — announced Tuesday on Today that she is returning for one very specific reason: the 14th cycle (bowing in January) will address childhood obesity and feature three teenagers on each team.
Said the new mom of Loser‘s latest twist, the teen-testants “are not going to be on the ranch, and they’re not going to be competing.” Rather, “It’s about getting them healthy, using words like ‘healthy.’ We won’t be getting them on a scale; it’s about getting them on a softball team.”
Continued Michaels, “We’re very cognizant of how touchy [childhood obesity] is… And yet, of course, that’s right where I want to be, right in the sweet spot, right in the frying pan. I couldn’t miss an opportunity to be part of it.”
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