Jillian Michaels' return to "The Biggest Loser" on NBC has been one of the more popular stories of the current TV schedule. Michaels recently dished on why she decided to come back to the show that really got her name out there in the fitness world.
The 5-foot-2 personal trainer was an initial member of "Biggest Loser" when she joined the debuting show in 2004. She departed in 2006, then returned again in 2007. Jillian was part of the show up until December of 2010, when she told everyone on Twitter the eleventh season would be her last. Nope, she's back again "Biggest Loser" fans, ready to take no prisoners when it comes to winning the battle of the bulge.
A report form Access Hollywood via Yahoo! TV on Jan 6., Michaels gave a variety of receives for her return to the hit series on NBC. Among them are the simple fact she just plain missed it. She also had someone new to meet.
Michaels said during a round of questions at the Television Critics Winter Tour 2013:
"First of all, I missed this one. And I was excited to meet [Dolvett Quince]."
Jillian added that the fact she's able to help inspire and change lives through this show was another major reason for returning as a coach, saying:
"I greatly overestimated how tremendously inspired the American public gets by the show, so I'm excited to be back for that reason as well, and then childhood obesity is something we've all fought on a myriad of fronts."
The good news for fans of Jillian Michaels and "The Biggest Loser" is that it sounds like she may be on for several seasons. She noted that "I will stay on at this point as long as you'll have me," when asked about any plans to leave again. That should help inspire many more individuals looking to combat problems with obesity and trying to live a healthier lifestyle.
"The Biggest Loser" can be seen Sunday nights at 9 p.m. EST on NBC affiliate station WSLS 10 in Roanoke.