Jillian Michaels: Why She Left The Biggest Loser
Ellisha Rader Mannering
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Jillian Michaels has left the television show The Biggest Loser for the third time, but this time it might be for good. Michaels said that leaving the show was not an easy choice, but she did not feel comfortable continuing with it after the controversy surrounding Rachel Frederickson’s shocking weight loss and accusations of cheating.
Michaels talked more about leaving the show saying,
“There were some fundamental differences [with Loser’s producers] that have existed for a while,” Michaels explained, saying she didn’t like the way she was portrayed in the last two seasons of the show. “You saw none of the relationships, none of the bonds that I build with my clients.”
— TMZ (@TMZ) July 21, 2014
She went on to say that the Frederickson controversy was just one of the many reasons she decided to quit.
“I thought she had lost too much weight and I was immediately concerned and wondering how this happened, how no one had said something to me and how the checks and balances that have been put into place, in my opinion, this had fallen through those checks and balances,” she said of the controversy.
“I had to take a hard look at my work. I came to the conclusion that moving forward, I need to be able to have an impact on the outcome of what I do,” she added.
Michaels also said that she hopes her fans are not too disappointed in her for leaving.
“I don’t want fans to think I feel like I’m too big for the show or that I’m seeking greener pastures,” she stressed. “I’m so grateful to the show and so sad to leave.”
What do you think of the show and what do you think is the real reason Michaels decided to quit?
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