The Biggest Loser

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The Biggest Loser is a reality television show which started in the United States in 2004. The show centers on overweight and obese 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. There is no minimum or maximum weight limit for the show but most males tend to weigh over or near 300 lb (136 kg). Females tend to weigh over or near 200 lb (91 kg).

Each country has its own variation of the show. Some seasons will have a single contestant on a team, couples, or families, these usually rotate depending on the season and the directors.

International versions[edit]

     Currently airing franchise
     Franchise with an upcoming season
     Franchise whose status is unknown
     Franchise no longer aired
Country/Region Title Television network Winners Presenters Trainers
 Argentina Cuestión de peso (matter of weight) Canal 13
  • Sergio Verón
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 Biggest Loser
SBT Season 1, 2005: Andreia Dutra Silvio Santos Alexandre Viotti
Melina Pardo
Quem Perde Ganha
Who Loses Win
Season 2, 2007: Reginaldo de Souza Lígia Mendes Marcelo Piacentini
Patricia Beires
 China[2] The Biggest Loser: 超级减肥王(2013)
The Biggest Loser: Super Diet King
The Biggest Loser: 减出我人生(2015-2016)
CCTV-2(2013)
Jiangsu TV(2015–2016)
  • Season 1, 2013: Zu Jiaze(祖嘉泽)
  • Season 2, 2015-2016:Zhang ChangRong(詹昌荣)
Lola Xie (2013)
Zhu Dan (2015-2016)
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
  • Ramin Abtin (5-)
  • Mareike Spaleck (8-)
  • Former
  • Silke Kayadelen (2-3,5-7)
  • 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 Haile
  • Season 7, 2015: Stefan
  • Season 8, 2016: Ali
Christine Theiss
The Biggest Loser Teens
(Teenager-Version)
Sat.1
  • Season 1, 2014: Erfan Khorasani
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
 Iceland Biggest Loser Ísland SkjárEinn
  • Season 1, 2014: Jóhanna Elísa Engelhartsdóttir
  • Season 2, 2015: Stefán Sverrisson
  • Season 3, 2016: Current Season
Inga Lind Karlsdóttir[3] Gurrý Torfadóttur
Evert Víglundsson
 India Biggest Loser Jeetega Sahara One Season 1, 2007: Sandeep Sachdev Suniel Shetty
  • Deepika Mehta
  • Yusef Khan
 Israel Laredet Begadol
(Hebrew: לרדת בגדול)
Going Down Big Time
Channel 10
  • Season 1, 2006: Liron
  • Season 2, 2007: Tsvika
  • Season 3, 2008: Avi
  • Season 4, 2011: Karen Glasner
Tzipi Shavit
  • Or-ly Hoffman Bar
  • Tse'ela Evroni
  • Barak Tzur
 Latvia[4] XXL TV3 Latvia Season 1, 2008: Karl Ventaskrasts[5] Zane Vaļicka Raivis Vidzis
Aivars Vysotsky
 Mexico ¿Cuánto quieres perder?
How Much Do 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 with kids
  • Season 2, 2006: Bert & Grietje Bakker with kids
  • 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
Norway Norway The Biggest Loser Norge TVNorge
  • Season 2, 2015: Lars Dahlum Johansen
  • Season 3, 2016: Upcoming season
Henriette Bruusgaard
  • Tonje Jenssen
  • Adrian Paul
 Peru Dale con ganas[6]
Give It All You've Got
Univision Season 1, 2012: Dieter Goldschmidt Alfonso de Anda
  • Luis Alberto Aracena
  • Marcelo Crudele
  • Maria Simon
  • Oscar Luna
 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
  • Current
  • Bárbara Guimarães (2–)
  • Former
  • Júlia Pinheiro (1)
  • Current
  • Joana Mota(3)
  • Mauro Policarpo(3)
  • Pedro Correia(3)
  • Former
  • Rui Barros (1-2)
  • Conceição Gonçalves (2)
  • Sara Freitas (1)
 Puerto Rico[7] Transformación total
Total Transformation
WAPA-TV
  • Season 1, 2010: Vivian V. Rodríguez[8]
  • Season 2, 2011: Ángel "Joel" Díaz[9]
Zuleyka Rivera Unknown
 Romania Marele câștigător
The Big Winner
Antena 1 Season 1, 2010: Grațian Stan Daiana Anghel
  • Florin Uceanu
  • Cori Gramescu
 Russia Vzveshenniye lyudi
The Weighted People
STS Season 1, 2015: Pyotr Vasilyev

Season 2, 2016: Timur Bikbulatov

Julia Koval'chuk
  • Irina Turchinskaya
  • Denis Semenihin
DenmarkNorwaySweden Scandinavia Biggest Loser Kanal 5
Martin Björk 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[10] Andalusia La báscula
The Scale
Canal Sur Season 1, 2013: Unknown
Season 2, 2014: Unknown
Season 3, 2015: Rafael Cintado
Enrique Sánchez Unknown
Aragon La báscula
The Scale
Aragón TV Season 1, 2015: Unknown Luis Larrodera Unknown
 Sweden[11] Biggest Loser Sverige
Biggest Loser Sweden
TV4
Jessica Almenäs
  • Current
  • Sabina Dufberg (4-)
  • Mikael Hollsten (5-)
  • Former
  • Mårten Nylén (1-4)
  • Tanja Djelevic (1, 3)
  • Olga Rönnberg (2)
Sjuan
Kristin Kaspersen
 Turkey[12] Yeni Bir Hayat
New Life
Star TV Season 1, 2012: Hakan Aktürk Ebru Akel
  • Figen Yorgancıoğlu
  • Ufuk Sönmez
 Ukraine[13] Zvazheni ta schaslyvi
(Ukrainian: Зважені та щасливі)
Weighted and Happy
STB
  • Season 1, 2011: Mykola Voroshnov
  • Season 2, 2012: Oleh Zakrevskyy
  • Season 3, 2013: Mariya "Mariyka" Vdovenko [14]
  • Season 4, 2014: Yuliya Fomina
  • Season 5, 2015: Alexander Repyanchuk
  • Season 6, 2016: "Upcoming season"
  • Current
  • Yana Solomko (6)
  • Former
  • Olesya Zhurakivs'ka (2–5)
  • Lyubava Greshnova (1)
  • Current
  • Vyacheslav Uzelkov (4-)
  • Marina Borzhemskaya-Uzelkova (6-)
  • Former
  • Anita Lutsenko (1-5)
  • Igor Obukhovs'kyy (1-5)
United Kingdom United Kingdom & Republic of Ireland Ireland The Biggest Loser Living TV Vicki Butler-Henderson
  • Angie Dowds
  • Mark Bailey
ITV[15]
  • Charlotte Ord (5)
  • Rob Edmond (5)
  • Richard Callender (3–5)
  • Angie Dowds (3–4)
 United States The Biggest Loser NBC
 Vietnam Cuộc chiến giảm cân
The Biggest Loser Vietnam
VTV Season 1, 2016: TBD

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 254.7 kilograms (562 lb).[16]
  • Female: Shay Sorrells of The Biggest Loser Second Chances (U.S.) weighed 476 pounds (216 kg).
Biggest weight loss
  • Male: Alexander Repyanchuk of the Weighted and Happy 5 (Ukrainian version) lost 60.13% of his total body weight
  • Female: Rachel Frederickson of the The Biggest Loser 15 of the US version lost 59.62% of her total body weight
Other

Jodie Prenger from series 2 of the UK version 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.[17] 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.[18] 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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  2. ^ "The Biggest loser 《超级减肥王》即将登陆中国" (in Chinese). China Network Television. May 17, 2013. Retrieved June 27, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Inga Lind stýrir Biggest Loser" (in Icelandic). 'mbl.is'. July 8, 2013. Retrieved December 4, 2014. 
  4. ^ ""TV3" jauno televīzijas šovu "XXL" vadīs Raivis Vidzis, Zane Vaļicka un Aivars Visockis" (in Latvian). EasyGet. August 13, 2008. Retrieved June 27, 2013. 
  5. ^ "XXL Winner: Karl Ventas Krasti". TV3 Latvia. Retrieved June 27, 2013. 
  6. ^ Karla Walsh (December 23, 2011). "Top 10 Tips from Univision’s Weight-Loss Reality Show Dale Con Ganas". Fitness Magazine. Retrieved June 27, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Transformación Total". WAPA-TV. Retrieved June 27, 2013. 
  8. ^ "Vivian fue la ganadora de Transformación total" (in Spanish). Primera Hora. May 9, 2010. Retrieved June 27, 2013. 
  9. ^ "Emotiva victoria en Transformación total" (in Spanish). Primera Hora. May 15, 2011. Retrieved June 27, 2013. 
  10. ^ "Canal Sur comienza el casting para 'La báscula', un nuevo reality para perder peso". FormulaTV. Retrieved December 26, 2012. 
  11. ^ "Biggest Loser Sverige". TV4. Retrieved June 27, 2013. 
  12. ^ "Ebru Akel ‘Yeni Bir Hayat’ Yarişmasi İle Zayiflatacak |" (in Turkish). Magazin City. Retrieved December 26, 2012. 
  13. ^ "Зважені та щасливі" Пост-шоу четвертого ефіру (in Russian). STB. September 29, 2011. Retrieved June 27, 2013. 
  14. ^ Кастинг шоу "Зважені та щасливі" 3 сезон. Кастинг шоу "Зважені та щасливі" 3 сезон (in Ukrainian). STB. February 15, 2013. Retrieved June 27, 2013. 
  15. ^ 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. 
  16. ^ 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. 
  17. ^ "Biggest Loser RunWalk Race Series: Half Marathon / 5K / 10K /15K". The Biggest Loser. Retrieved December 26, 2012. 
  18. ^ "The Biggest Loser: Ultimate Workout". Xbox 360. Retrieved December 26, 2012.