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Bob Harper named host of NBC's 'The Biggest Loser'

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Tue, Sep 8th 2015 03:40 pm
Bob Harper, center, joins trainers Jennifer Widerstrom and Dolvett Quince for season 17 of `The Biggest Loser.` (NBC photo)
Bob Harper, center, joins trainers Jennifer Widerstrom and Dolvett Quince for season 17 of "The Biggest Loser." (NBC photo)

Trainers Dolvett Quince and Jennifer Widerstrom return for season 17

Bob Harper, the longtime "Biggest Loser" trainer who has been with NBC's popular weight loss series since season one, will take on an exciting new role - and have a much bigger presence this season - when he also becomes the host of "The Biggest Loser." Harper will continue to offer his training expertise to contestants at various points throughout the season.

Dolvett Quince and Jennifer Widerstrom will also be returning for the 17th season, training eight contestant teams of two in an exciting return to team versus team competition.

The new season of "The Biggest Loser" begins production this month.

In his new role, Harper will now offer a new perspective as host, guiding contestants through all weigh-ins, challenges and temptations.

"I'm super-excited about taking the position of host on 'The Biggest Loser,' " Harper said. "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." 

Quince, who is returning to the show for his sixth season, and Widerstrom, who is back for her second season, will train the 16 contestants. Additional creative plans for the new season, including compelling new twists in the format, will be announced at a later date.

Fans can visit NBC.com's official show site: http://www.nbc.com/the-biggest-loser/. For the latest 'The Biggest Loser" news, videos and photos, "Like" TBL on Facebook and follow along on Twitter. 

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