A program that has been a prime-time staple on NBC is getting a new host. The network announced that Bob Harper is the new host of “Biggest Loser.”
Harper is a longtime trainer on the competition program, having been a part of the show since its first season.
The network also noted that trainers Dolvett Quince and Jennifer Widerstrom will return to the show for season 17. It will be Quince’s sixth season on the show and Widerstrom’s second.
“In his new role, Harper will now be offering a new perspective as host, guiding contestants through all weigh-ins, challenges and temptations,” NBC said in the announcement.
Harper commented: “I’m super excited about taking the position of host on ‘The Biggest Loser.’ I’ve been with the show since season one so I know all of the ins and outs, and let me tell you, the weigh-in room is going to be a completely different ballgame with me at the steering wheel.”
Production on the new season is set to begin this month.