Alison Sweeney won’t return as host on The Biggest Loser when the show's 17th season premieres next month. The network announced the big news on Wednesday in a statement to Entertainment Tonight.
“After an incredible run together, Alison Sweeney will not be returning as host of The Biggest Loser next season,” the statement from the show’s producers reads.
Alison Sweeney served as host of The Biggest Loser for eight years--a total of 13 seasons hosting and encouraging contestants to do their best. She took over when the show's previous host--Caroline Rhea of Sabrina, the Teenage Witch fame--left.
Alison Sweeney recently gave up her role as Sami Brady on Days of Our Lives as well. Sweeney grew up on the daytime drama--playing the role of Sami for nearly 20 years.
Pictured with members of her family in a recent Instagram photo, Alison Sweeney doesn’t appear to be mourning the split between her and The Biggest Loser.
“As always, the #happiestplaceonearth,” she captioned the photo taken at Disneyland.
Alison Sweeney is a wife and mother of two children–a son and a daughter. She is an author, too. Her third novel, titled Opportunity Knocks, is due out in April.
Fans won’t have to worry about no longer seeing Alison Sweeney on TV either. She will appear in her Hallmark Channel Movie, Love On the Air, on September 26. She will also star in the second movie from the Murder She Baked franchise. It premieres on November 15 on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries.
— E! Online (@eonline) August 25, 2015
No reason has yet emerged as to why Alison Sweeney and The Biggest Loser have parted ways. It’s likely that fans will soon learn which of the parties chose to sever ties.
Are you disappointed to learn that Alison Sweeney won’t host the upcoming season of The Biggest Loser? Who do you expect might take her place?
The show’s 17th season premieres in September. NBC is expected to announce the name of the new host earlier in the month.