The Biggest Loser gets a new host

The Biggest Loser is going back to basics and this year will have a new host.

Fiona Falkiner who was a contestant in season one of the reality franchise will host the new season when it airs later this year.

Fiona is back to provide inspiration, support and encouragement to the contestants of TBL Families as they embark on their own journey of self-discovery and weight-loss. Having lost 30 kilograms on the show, Fiona proved an inspiration and positive role model to many Australians and has continued to practice the valued lessons and techniques she learned on TBL to maintain her health and happiness.

Fiona said: “TBL changed my life and I’m honoured to be a part of this year’s contestants’ journeys as they transform into healthier, happier people. “It’s been a decade since I was a contestant on TBL. As we prepare for the 10th season, it’s a really nice homecoming for me. I hope to take some of the lessons I learned from TBL and pass them onto the contestants. I’ve been in their shoes and I know anything is possible,” she said.

Network Ten Chief Programming Officer, Beverley McGarvey, said: “Fiona Falkiner is testament to how TBL can transform a person’s life. Having experienced her own weightloss journey, Fiona is the perfect host for TBL Families. She understands, first-hand, how to transform your life.

“Fiona will be a great source of support, compassion and inspiration to the contestants.” Fiona, a healthy size 16, is fast becoming one of Australia’s top working models, with a burgeoning career which has seen her work in both London and New York. The statuesque beauty is the face of top plus-sized fashion label Yours Clothing and Target’s Bellecurve Australia and is represented by modelling agencies in Sydney, London, Hamburg and New York. Dedicated to inspiring others to love themselves and their bodies, Fiona was appointed That’s Life magazine’s Realvolution social media campaign ambassador and continues to spread the message of positive body image in the media. TBL Families has been one of the most-loved instalments of the TBL franchise and this season will see everyday Australian families inspired and motivated to achieve their weightloss dreams