The Biggest Loser has lost a host. The reality show’s host, Alison Sweeney stayed with the team for eight years and through thirteen successful seasons before announcing her exit. The former Days of Our Lives star replaced original presenter Caroline Rhea in the NBC series in 2007.
The producers of the longtime show informed People magazine about Sweeney leaving, stating, “After an incredible run together, Alison Sweeney will not be returning as host of The Biggest Loser next season.” A new host to replace Sweeney has not yet been announced.
Last January, Sweeney, 38, revealed on The Ellen DeGeneres Show that she would be quitting Days of Our Lives after 21 years to focus on her children—Benjamin, 10 and Megan, 6—with her husband David Sanov.
The show made Sweeney a household name, but in June last year, she revealed to People, “I had a bunch of good reasons, and I decided it was finally the right time. I know that this is the right decision for my family.” It was only a matter of time before her commitment to her family overtook her other TV commitments as well.
And although the actress will not return to The Biggest Loser, she is confirmed to make a guest appearance on Days of Our Lives to celebrate its 50th season. Sweeney will also be busy with producing and starring in Love on the Air, a Hallmark Channel film that will premiere on September 26. Additionally, the star is involved with the second installment of Murder, She Baked, also a Hallmark movie (slated for a November 15 release), along with her third book, Opportunity Knocks releasing in the spring of 2016.
Gomez, P., “Alison Sweeney Leaving The Biggest Loser,” People web site, August 25, 2015; http://goo.gl/BBAMdC.