Celebrity Fit Club (U.S. TV series)

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For the British version of the show, see Celebrity Fit Club.
Celebrity Fit Club
Starring Anthony Kalloniatis (host) (seasons 1-6)
Dr. Ian K. Smith (nutritionist)
Rhonda Britten (life coach)
Harvey Walden IV (trainer)
No. of seasons 7
No. of episodes 56
Production
Producer(s) ITV Studios
Running time 60 minutes
90 minutes (Finale)
Broadcast
Original channel VH1
Original run January 9, 2005 (2005-01-09)  – April 5, 2010 (2010-04-05)

Celebrity Fit Club is a reality television series which follows eight overweight celebrities as they try to lose weight.

This show is based on the British version, which aired on the ITV Network from 2002 until 2006. The American version was executive produced by Richard Hall for Granada in Seasons 2-5.

Synopsis[edit]

Split into two competing teams of four, each week teams are given different physical challenges, and weighed to see if they reached their target goal weights. They are monitored and supervised by a team that includes a nutritionist, a psychologist, and a physical trainer. The series was hosted by Ant. As of Season 7, Ant is no longer a host.

At one point during each of the first five seasons, a team trade-off was initiated, in which the fit clubbers voted one member off their team. The teammate with the most votes are then traded to the other team. In the case of a tie, the team captain made the final vote. After Season 1, a new rule was enforced prohibiting fit clubbers from voting for themselves. In Season 5, in order to balance the gender-based teams, a new twist was added, which allowed traded fit clubbers to choose a teammate from their old team to join their new team. In Season 6, Harvey did the trade-off himself while Season 7 did not have one.

Panel[edit]

Members[edit]

Former members[edit]

  • Dr. Marisa Peer, psychologist (Season 1)
  • Dr. David Katz, health expert (Season 1)
  • Dr. Linda Papadopoulos, psychologist (Seasons 2–4)
  • Stacy Kaiser, psychotherapist (Seasons 5–6)
  • Ant, Host (Season 1-6)

Seasons[edit]

Season 1 - 2005[edit]

Premiered January 9, 2005 for 8 Episodes

Three Fat Bastards and One Black Beyotch (formally Ralphies Angels)
Members Weight Loss Percent Notes
Ralphie May, comedian 27 lb (12 kg) (5.6%) Team Captain
Joseph R. Gannascoli, actor 32 lb (15 kg) (10.6%) Traded from Eastsiders
Kim Coles, actress/comedienne 24 lb (11 kg) (10.9%)
Wendy Kaufman, the Snapple lady 28 lb (13 kg) (11.4%)
Eastsiders
Members Weight Loss Percent Notes
Daniel Baldwin, actor 28 lb (13 kg) (10.6%) Team Captain; late for weigh-in 6; failed to appear at final weigh-in
Mia Tyler, model 17 lb (7.7 kg) (8.1%)
Biz Markie, rapper/DJ 40 lb (18 kg) (11.6%) Set record for total weight loss, winner
Mablean Ephriam, Divorce Court judge 25 lb (11 kg) (12.0%) Traded from Ralphie's Angels, where she was team captain

Up until the end of the show Daniel was a model team leader; however, in episode 6, he turned up very late and confused, and by episode 8 (the finale), he did not appear at all, which cost his team victory. He later revealed that he had been abusing narcotics due to his back trouble and had entered rehab. No team captain was appointed to replace him.

Season 2 - 2005[edit]

Premiered July 10, 2005 for 8 Episodes

Sizzlin' Soul and White Ice (Winners)
Members Weight Loss Percent Notes
Jackée Harry, actress/comedienne 39 lb (18 kg) (19.3%) Team Captain
Jani Lane, singer/frontman of Warrant 23 lb (10 kg) (12.1%)
Phil Margera, father of Bam Margera (Jackass, Viva La Bam) 41 lb (19 kg) (11.6%) broke Biz Markie's record for total weight loss, winner
Gary Busey, actor 39 lb (18 kg) (18.7%) Traded from Crunchamatics where he was the team captain
The Winners
Members Weight Loss Percent Notes
Toccara Jones, model/TV host 32 lb (15 kg) (15.6%) Team Captain, traded from Sizzlin' Soul and White Ice
Willie Aames, actor 19 lb (8.6 kg) (10.2%)
Victoria Jackson, comedienne 22 lb (10.0 kg) (13.2%)
Wendy Kaufman, the Snapple lady, Season 1 contestant 27 lb (12 kg) (11.9%) only returning contestant from Season 1

Season 3 - 2006[edit]

Premiered January 1, 2006 for 8 Episodes

Kelly's Bellies (Winners)
Members Weight Loss Percent Notes
Kelly LeBrock, actress/model 31 lb (14 kg) (17.7%) Team Captain
Countess Vaughn, actress/comedienne gained 4 lb (1.8 kg) -3.0% traded from Ebony Flame/became the first fit clubber to gain weight on the show
Bizarre, rapper/member of D12 31 lb (14 kg) (9.7%)
Gunnar Nelson, musician/member of Nelson 23 lb (10 kg) (13.1%) replaced Jeff Conaway, participated for last 60 days
Jeff Conaway, actor 0 lb (0 kg) 0.0% original team captain, entered rehab in ep. 3
Ebony Flame
Members Weight Loss Percent Notes
Chaz Bono, gay rights activist & son of Sonny & Cher 23 lb (10 kg) (10.7%) Team Captain
Tempestt Bledsoe, actress 19 lb (8.6 kg) (10.5%) traded from Kelly's Bellies
Young MC, rapper 38 lb (17 kg) (13.7%) winner
Bruce Vilanch, writer/comedian 21 lb (9.5 kg) (6.7%)

NOTE: So far this is the only season where the team captains were not traded from their teams at the trade off.

Season 4 - 2006[edit]

Season 4 Participants

Premiered August 6, 2006 for 8 Episodes

The Fat Crushers (Winners)
Members Weight Loss Percent Notes
BoneCrusher, rapper 51 lb (23 kg) (12.0%) Team Captain, broke Phil Margera's record for total weight loss
Carnie Wilson, singer/member of Wilson Phillips 22 lb (10.0 kg) (11.7%) traded from Chili Con Carnie where she was team captain
Nicholas Turturro, actor 22 lb (10.0 kg) (12.6%)
Erika Eleniak, actress/model 31 lb (14 kg) (20.4%)
Hot Buttered Soul (Previously Chili Con Carnie)
Members Weight Loss Percent Notes
Tina Yothers, actress 42 lb (19 kg) (21.8%) Team Captain, set record for percentage weight loss, winner
Vincent Pastore, actor 29 lb (13 kg) (10.6%)
Angie Stone, singer 18 lb (8.2 kg) (7.9%) traded from The Fat Crushers; Record for 2nd Lowest Loss
Ted Lange, actor 28 lb (13 kg) (14.8%)

Season 5 - 2007: Men vs. Women[edit]

Season 5 Participants

The fifth season of Celebrity Fit Club premiered on April 22, 2007. Unlike previous seasons, the teams were grouped by gender until the team trade. The team trade took place on May 13, 2007. This season had 8 Episodes.

Statistics as of June 10, 2007.

The Athletes (previously Shady Lady Bunch) (Winners)
Members Starting Weight Final Weight Weight Loss Notes
Ross Mathews, comedian 214 lb (97 kg) 173 lb (78 kg) 41 (19.2%) elected team captain after Dustin chose him to join him on the team
Maureen McCormick, actress 150 lb (68 kg) 116 lb (53 kg) 34 (22.7%) set record for percentage weight loss, winner
Dustin Diamond, actor/comedian 217 lb (98 kg) 187 lb (85 kg) 30 (13.8%) traded from the Regulators
Tiffany, singer 152 lb (69 kg) 124 lb (56 kg) 28 (18.4%)
The Regulators
Members Starting Weight Final Weight Weight Loss Notes
Warren G, rapper 221 lb (100 kg) 190 lb (86 kg) 31 (14.0%) team captain
Da Brat, rapper 172 lb (78 kg) 146 lb (66 kg) 26 (15.1%) chosen by Kimberley to join her on the Regulators
Cledus T. Judd, country music parody singer/comedian 214 lb (97 kg) 179 lb (81 kg) 35 (16.4%)
Kimberley Locke, singer 176 lb (80 kg) 149 lb (68 kg) 27 (15.3%) traded from the Shady Lady Bunch where she was team captain

Season 6 - 2008: Boot Camp[edit]

The sixth season, titled Celebrity Fit Club: Boot Camp, premiered on March 13, 2008 for 8 episodes. The cast comprised both alumni of past seasons and newcomers. The alumni included:

Blue Team (Winners)
Members Starting Weight Final Weight Weight Loss Notes
Brian Dunkleman, host/comedian 161 lb (73 kg) 146 lb (66 kg) 15 (9.3%) Team Captain
Tina Yothers, actress, 189 lb (86 kg) 155 lb (70 kg) 34 (18.0%) Traded from the Second Chancers
Dustin Diamond, actor/comedian 217 lb (98 kg) 194 lb (88 kg) 23 (10.6%) Traded from the Second Chancers, original team captain of the Second Chancers
Sommore, comedienne 181 lb (82 kg) 170 lb (77 kg) 11 (6.1%)
Red Team
Members Starting Weight Final Weight Weight Loss Notes
Toccara Jones, model/host 187 lb (85 kg) 166 lb (75 kg) 21 (11.2%) Team Captain (assumed the position after Dustin was fired for being AWOL)
Willie Aames, actor 191 lb (87 kg) 165 lb (75 kg) 26 (13.6%) Won individual prize
Erin Moran, actress 127 lb (58 kg) 124 lb (56 kg) 3 (2.4%) Traded from the Newbies, admitted to being on the show only for the money
A.J. Benza, host/columnist 210 lb (95 kg) 198 lb (90 kg) 12 (5.7%) Traded from the Newbies

Note: The Blue Team were known as the Newbies for the first 5 weigh-ins of the season.

Note: The Red Team were known as the Second Chancers for the first 5 weigh-ins of the season.

Production designer Roy Rede was hired to create the season's new design. A boot camp standing set complete with an obstacle course was built in the mountains outside of Los Angeles.

Season 7 - 2010: Boot Camp 2[edit]

Season 7 Participants

The seventh season, still titled Celebrity Fit Club: Boot Camp, premiered on February 8, 2010, with Harvey and Ian splitting the duties as host.

Blue Team (Winners)
Members Starting Weight Final Weight Weight Loss Notes
Kaycee Stroh, actress, High School Musical 196 lb (89 kg) 167 lb 29 lb Team Captain
Kevin Federline, dancer, rapper, ex-husband of Britney Spears, ex-boyfriend of Shar Jackson 232 lb (105 kg) 202 lb 30 lb
Tanisha Thomas, reality star, season 2 of Bad Girls Club 240 lb (109 kg) 216 lb 24 lb
Sebastian Bach, rock singer, ex-frontman of Skid Row, actor 223 lb (101 kg) 205 lb 18 lb
Red Team
Members Starting Weight Final Weight Weight Loss Notes
Jay McCarroll, fashion designer, winner of season 1 of Project Runway 258 lb (117 kg) 218 lb 40 lb Team Captain, won individual prize
Nicole Eggert, actress 130 lb (59 kg) 120 lb 10 lb
Bobby Brown, R&B singer, ex-husband of Whitney Houston 199 lb (90 kg) 188 lb 11 lb
Shar Jackson, actress, ex-girlfriend of Kevin Federline 146 lb (65 kg) 128 lb 18 lb


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