‘The Biggest Loser’ 2013: Jillian Michaels returning to help teen contestants

There are some big changes coming to “The Biggest Loser” this coming season, but the announcement that everyone is talking about first and foremost is a little bit more of a return to form for the show.

In a statement Tuesday, Jillian Michaels announced that she is going to be back as a trainer on the reality competition for he first time in over a year, and one of the primary reasons why is that she can help to mentor some teen contestants this season who are battling childhood obesity:

“As a former overweight teen, I know firsthand how dramatically weight issues can affect every aspect of a child’s life … Having recently become a mother of two, I am more passionate than ever about helping empower children and families with the information and resources they need to live a healthier life.”

Each one of these trainers is going to work with one teenage contestant this season, and these people will live and train at the famous “Biggest Loser” ranch in an effort to improve their lives. However, they will not be eligible for elimination, and will be a part of the show the entire season. While this twist does take away a little bit of the competitive aspect of the series, it is nice to see NBC and the show finding some new and creative ways to help people who certainly need in at this all-important part of their lives.

What are you more interested in at the moment — the return of Michaels to “The Biggest Loser,” or the twist that is going to be coming up? This new season will premiere early next year, and this is the first time in years that the series has not aired an installment in the fall. To check out some more news on this upcoming season, be sure to follow the link here.

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