The Biggest Loser

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The Biggest Loser is a reality television show which started in the U.S. in 2004. The show centers on overweight contestants attempting to lose the most weight and to fight for a cash prize. There are different variations of The Biggest Loser around the world. Each country has made its own adaptation to the show; however, the contestants always have the same goal: to lose the highest percentage of weight (or most weight) to become the Biggest Loser.

International versions[edit]

There have been 79 winners of The Biggest Loser worldwide, with the most recent being Bryan Castillo of the The Biggest Loser Pinoy Edition.

Country/Region Title Television network Winners Presenters Trainers
Asia[1] The Biggest Loser Asia Diva Universal
  • Kristy Curtis
  • Dave Nuku
Arab League Arab world Ar-Rabeh Al-Akabar
(Arabic: الرابح الأكبر)
The Biggest Winner
MBC 1
  • Carolina de Oliveira
  • Noor Khatab (3–4)
  • Lina Rahma (3–4)
  • Patci Saliba (2)
  • Hani Abu Al-Naja (1–2)
  • Zaina Habi (1)
 Australia The Biggest Loser Network Ten
 Brazil O Grande Perdedor
The Big Loser
SBT Season 1, 2005: Andreia Dutra Silvio Santos Alexandre Viotti
Melina Pardo
Quem Perde Ganha
Who Wins Loses
Season 2, 2007: Reginaldo de Souza Lígia Mendes Marcelo Piacentini
Patricia Beires
 China[2] The Biggest Loser: 超级减肥王
The Biggest Loser: Super Diet King
CCTV-2
  • Season 1, 2013: Zu Jiaze
  • Season 2, 2014: Upcoming Season
Lola Xie Will Liu
Xinyu Zheng
 Finland Suurin pudottaja
Biggest Loser
MTV3
  • Season 1, 2006: Hardy Dieter
  • Season 2, 2007: Virpi Heikkilä
  • Season 3, 2009: Kaisu Romppainen
  • Season 4, 2014: Teemu ?
 Germany The Biggest Loser Germany ProSieben
  • Season 1, 2009: Enrico Proba
Katarina Witt
  • Current
  • Silke Kayadelen (2-3,5-)
  • Ramin Abtin (5-)
  • Former
  • Bineta Coulibaly (4)
  • Nunzio Esposito (4)
  • Andreas Büdeker (2-3)
  • Nele Sehrt (1)
  • Wojtek Vetter (1)
kabel eins
  • Season 2, 2010: Heino Herrmann
  • Season 3, 2011: Carlo Werner
Regina Halmich
Sat.1
  • Season 4, 2012: Jack Handl
  • Season 5, 2013: Paride Loreto
  • Season 6, 2014: Marc
  • Season 7, 2015: Upcoming Season
Christine Theiss
The Biggest Loser Teens
(Teenager-Version)
Sat.1
  • Season 1, 2014: Upcoming Season
Christine Theiss
  • Silke Kayadelen (1-)
  • Ramin Abtin (1-)
  • Detlef D! Soost (1-)
 Hungary A Nagy Fogyás
A Great Loss
TV2 Season 1, 2007: István Ferencsik Gabriella Jakupcsek Unknown
 India Biggest Loser Jeetega Sahara One Season 1, 2007: Sandeep Sachdev Suniel Shetty
  • Deepika Mehta
  • Yusef Khan
 Israel Laredet Begadol
(Hebrew: לרדת בגדול)
The Biggest Loser
Channel 10
  • Season 1, 2006: Liron
  • Season 2, Unknown: Tsvika
  • Season 3, Unknown: Avi
  • Season 4, 2011: Karen Glasner
Tzipi Shavit Unknown
 Latvia[3] XXL TV3 Latvia Season 1, 2008: Karl Ventas Krasti[4] Zane Vaļicka Raivis Vidzis
Aivars Vysotsky
 Mexico Cuánto Quieres Perder?
How Much You Want to Lose?
Televisa Season 1, 2008: Ignacio Mestas Galilea Montijo Unknown
 Netherlands De Afvallers
The Slimmers
SBS 6
  • Season 1, 2005: Daan & Irma Steenkamp
  • Season 2, 2006: Bert & Gretel
  • Season 3, 2006: Marco & Suzy Niels van Boxtel
  • Season 4, 2007: Mark Dakriet
  • Season 5, 2007: Nijmeijers Family
  • Season 6, 2011: Unknown
Marlayne Sahupala
  • Current
  • Yneke Vocking (1–)
  • Imro Beuk (1–)
  • Hein Vergeer (5–)
  • Former
  • Barbara de Loor (3–4)
  • Gianni Romme (3)
  • Mo Achahboun (1–2)
  • Lenny Versteegden (1)
  • Jessica Gal (1)
  • Sandra van de Kamp (2)
The Biggest Loser Holland Season 1, 2013: Current season
  • Sandra van de Kamp
  • Arjuna Lakner
 Philippines The Biggest Loser Pinoy Edition ABS-CBN
  • Jim Saret (1-2)
  • Toni Saret (2)
  • Chinggay Andrada (1)
 Poland Co Masz Do Stracenia?
What Do You Have To Lose?
TV Puls Season 1, 2008: Jaroslaw Małgorzata Ostrowska-Królikowska Unknown
 Portugal Peso Pesado
Heavyweight
SIC
  • Bárbara Guimarães (2)
  • Júlia Pinheiro (1)
  • Rui Barros (1-2)
  • Conceição Gonçalves (2)
  • Sara Freitas (1)
 Puerto Rico[5] Transformación Total
Total Transformation
WAPA-TV
  • Season 1, 2010: Vivian V. Rodríguez[6]
  • Season 2, 2011: Ángel “Joel” Díaz[7]
Zuleyka Rivera Unknown
 Romania Marele câștigător
The Big Winner
Antena 1 Season 1, 2010: Grațian Stan Daiana Anghel
  • Florin Uceanu
  • Cori Gramescu
DenmarkNorwaySweden Scandinavia Biggest Loser Kanal 5
Martin Birch Pauline Nordin
 Slovakia Super Telo STV Season 1, 2006: Ján Mäsiar Iveta Malachovská Unknown
 South Africa The Biggest Loser South Africa E.tv Season 1, 2008: Sharon Haarhoff Jasmyn Asvat Unknown
 Spain[8] La Báscula
The Scale
Canal Sur Season 1, 2013: Unknown Enrique Sánchez Unknown
 Sweden[9] Biggest Loser Sverige
Biggest Loser Sweden
TV4
  • Current
  • Sabina Dufberg (5-)
  • Marten Nylen (2-)
  • Former
  • Olga Rönnberg (3)
  • Tanja Djelevic (2,4)
 Turkey[10] Yeni Bir Hayat
New Life
Star TV Season 1, 2012: Hakan Aktürk Ebru Akel Unknown
 Ukraine[11] Zvazheni ta schaslyvi
(Ukrainian: Зважені та щасливі)
Weighted and Happy
STB
  • Season 1, 2011: Mykola Voroshnov
  • Season 2, 2012: Alik Zakrevskyi
  • Season 3, 2013: Mariya "Mariyka" Vdovenko [12]
  • Season 4, 2014: Upcoming season
  • Current
  • Olesya Zhurakivs'ka (2–)
  • Former
  • Lyubava Greshnova (1)
  • Anita Lutsenko
  • Igor Obukhovs'kyy
  • Vyacheslav Uzelkov
United Kingdom United Kingdom & Republic of Ireland Ireland The Biggest Loser Living TV Vicki Butler-Henderson
  • Angie Dowds
  • Mark Bailey
ITV[13]
  • Charlotte Ord (5)
  • Rob Edmond (5)
  • Richard Callender (3–5)
  • Angie Dowds (3–4)
 United States The Biggest Loser NBC
Dale con Ganas[14]
Give It All You've Got
Univision Season 1, 2012: Peru Dieter Goldschmidt Alfonso de Anda
  • Luis Alberto Aracena
  • Marcelo Crudele
  • Maria Simon
  • Oscar Luna

Biggest Loser records[edit]

Heaviest contestant
  • Male:Kevin Moore of The Biggest Loser Australia: The Next Generation and The Biggest Loser Australia: Challenge Australia The Biggest Loser Australia 9, weighed 255 kg (562 lbs)[15]
Biggest weight loss
  • Male: Danny Cahill of theThe Biggest Loser 8 of the US version loss 55.58% of his total body weight
  • Female: Rachel Frederickson of the The Biggest Loser 15 of the US version loss 59.62% of her total body weight
Other

Jodie Prenger from The Biggest Loser UK Series 2 was the first female biggest loser worldwide losing 46.85% of her original body weight

Other media[edit]

The Biggest Loser RunWalk is the official race series of The Biggest Loser.[16] Dan and Jackie Evans from Season Five are the national spokespeople.

The Biggest Loser is a video game for Wii and Nintendo DS. It was released in North America on October 6, 2009 and Europe on November 13, 2009.

The Biggest Loser: Ultimate Workout is a video game for Xbox 360 which uses its Kinect camera.[17] Developed by Blitz Games and published by THQ, it was released in North America on November 4, 2010 and Europe on November 10, 2010.

The Biggest Loser: Challenge is a video game for Wii released on November 4, 2010 in North America and November 12, 2010 in Europe.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  5. ^ "Transformación Total". WAPA-TV. Retrieved June 27, 2013. 
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  7. ^ "Emotiva victoria en Transformación total" (in Spanish). Primera Hora. May 15, 2011. Retrieved June 27, 2013. 
  8. ^ "Canal Sur comienza el casting para 'La bĂĄscula', un nuevo reality para perder peso". FormulaTV. Retrieved December 26, 2012. 
  9. ^ "Biggest Loser Sverige". TV4. Retrieved June 27, 2013. 
  10. ^ "Ebru Akel ‘Yeni Bir Hayat’ Yarişmasi İle Zayiflatacak |" (in Turkish). Magazin City. Retrieved December 26, 2012. 
  11. ^ ""Зважені та щасливі" Пост-шоу четвертого ефіру" (in Russian). STB. September 29, 2011. Retrieved June 27, 2013. 
  12. ^ "Кастинг шоу "Зважені та щасливі" 3 сезон". Кастинг шоу «Зважені та щасливі» 3 сезон (in Ukrainian). STB. February 15, 2013. Retrieved June 27, 2013. 
  13. ^ Nicola Methven (September 15, 2012). "Fat's yer lot: ITV shed The Biggest Loser after seven years for being massive loser in ratings battle". Daily Mirror. Retrieved June 27, 2013. 
  14. ^ Karla Walsh (December 23, 2011). "Top 10 Tips from Univision’s Weight-Loss Reality Show Dale Con Ganas". Fitness Magazine. Retrieved June 27, 2013. 
  15. ^ Zoe Nauman (March 25, 2013). "Aussie Kevin Moore is the world's heaviest Biggest Loser contestant in show's history". News Limited. Retrieved June 27, 2013. 
  16. ^ "Biggest Loser RunWalk Race Series: Half Marathon / 5K / 10K /15K". The Biggest Loser. Retrieved December 26, 2012. 
  17. ^ "The Biggest Loser: Ultimate Workout". Xbox 360. Retrieved December 26, 2012.