Jillian Michaels recently admitted that she did not choose to leave the Biggest Loser … she was fired.
In June it was revealed that Michaels would not be returning for the upcoming season. However, she originally made it sound as though she simply decided to quit.
There were several things that Michaels opposed during the last season. When Michaels suggested changes to the show in order for her to stay, the producers said no.
“I asked for changes and they said no, so in my opinion I believe it was their choice,” she told the Daily Mail. “I was willing to stay if certain changes were made and they said no.”
This isn’t the first time that Michaels has left the show only to return a few seasons later. “Unfortunately, over the years, we’ve had many differences in opinion on how things should be and producers thought things should be and I didn’t quit.”
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“I went to them and said, ‘I’d like to see these changes,’ and they said no, so I did not quit they basically said, ‘No, we’re not interested in changing x, y and z, so we will part ways,'” she continued. “In all fairness, it was their show, so I said, ‘If we can’t do this, this and this, I’d like to be released,’ and they said, ‘You’re released.'”
While Michaels did not go into detail on the changes that she requested, she has previously voiced her outrage over the way the show portrayed her and one of the contestants losing too much weight. Season 15 contestant Rachel Frederickson weighed in at 115 pounds during the finale, which shocked viewers everywhere.
“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 .
“I had to take a hard look at my work. I came to the conclusion that moving forward,” Michaels added. “I need to be able to have an impact on the outcome of what I do.”