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'Biggest Loser' Trainer Bob Harper Returning to Reboot as Host

Tuesday Aug 6, 2019
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Bob Harper  (Source:Instagram / @bobharper)

The reality fitness show "The Biggest Loser" is getting a reboot and TVLine reports that out trainer Bob Harper will be back to the series as a host.

Harper was a trainer of the original NBC show for 17 seasons but it was announced Friday he'll serve as host for the USA Network's "reimagining" of "The Biggest Loser."

In a statement, Harper opened up about suffering a heart attack and how it played into his decision to be a part of the new show.

"I've learned a lot over the last two years since suffering a heart attack," Harper said, according to TVLine. "I know more than ever that it's about overall health and living your absolute best life inside and out, plus finding ways to overcome the everyday obstacles that we all face.




"That is what we are doing with the show. We are going to be changing lives and it is going to be big. I cannot wait to get started!" he added.

TVLine notes the show's new trainers will later be announced.

USA says "The Biggest Loser" reboot will debut in 2020 and will "feature a dynamic new team of experts determined to dramatically improve America's lifespans and waistlines." The cast will "compete not only to lose weight but to improve their overall wellbeing." The network goes on to say that each episode's experts will have a trainer, chef and life coach, who will "help guide the contestants as they embark on the biggest transformations of their lives."

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