Fans of the hit NBC show “The Biggest Loser” will soon find themselves watching a new host, given that Alison Sweeney is leaving the series.
The producers announced Sweeney’s departure in a statement to Us Weekly earlier this week. The statement read: "After an incredible run together, Alison Sweeney will not be returning as host of The Biggest Loser next season.”
Sweeney has been hosting “The Biggest Loser” for eight years, since the star joined the reality weight loss competition in 2007. The former “Days of our Lives” actress replaced Caroline Rhea, who hosted the first three seasons of the NBC series.
In total, the 38-year-old actress has led 13 seasons of the NBC series. However, the star does not seem too sad over her departure, stated Entertainment Tonight, as evidenced by the happy picture Sweeney shared on Instagram Tuesday. The star uploaded a smiling picture of herself with a group while visiting Disneyland. Sweeney captioned the image, “As always, the #happiestplaceonearth.”
Meanwhile, Sweeney will not be away from the small screen for long, thanks to her upcoming projects. According to Entertainment Weekly, the actress will soon appear on the Hallmark channel for “Love on the Air.” Sweeney reportedly not only starred in the project, she also served as an executive producer for the Hallmark original movie, which is scheduled to premiere on Sept. 26.
Aside from “Love on the Air,” the actress also has a second Hallmark movie lined up from the “Murder, She Baked” franchise for release on Nov. 15, along with another project scheduled for next year. Sweeney is also set to launch her third novel titled “Opportunity Knocks” in Spring 2016.
Meanwhile, the producers have yet to announce the new host for the upcoming 17th season of “The Biggest Loser.” Sweeney’s departure from the show followed that of trainer Julian Michaels, who left the series last year.
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