Alison Sweeney, host of “The Biggest Loser,” has decided to step down from the show. The host, part of the fitness show, has resigned after eight years of service.
The producer of “The Biggest Loser” confirmed the news of her exit to HollywoodLife.com by saying, “After an incredible run together, Alison Sweeney, 38, will not be returning as host of The Biggest Loser next season.”
The news of her exit is also confirmed by the publicist of the actor, though no specific reason was cited for the same. It’s still unclear who will be replacing Alison for the 17th season which will be starting to shoot next month.
— Entertainment Weekly (@EW) August 25, 2015
“The Biggest Loser” has been a popular show since Alison joined in 2007. The show started its run in 2004 and Alison took over as host in 2007.
However, feedback of the show for season 16 was not satisfactory. The recent “Glory Days” cycle had an average viewership of 4.5 million and a demo rating of 1.2 which is 30 percent lower than the previous season.
Apart from “The Biggest Loser,” Alison was also part of “Days of our Lives.” She exited from the television show in 2014 but has shown keen interest in returning back. The character of Sami in the show is not there anymore but when asked about her return, Alison said, “I’d love to come back to Days.”
Alison has also been part of a few films in her career and she has a keen interest on direction.