The Biggest Loser
The Biggest Loser is a reality television show which started in the U.S. 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 countrys 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.
- Currently airing franchise
- Franchise with an upcoming season
- Franchise that's status is unknown
- Franchise no longer aired
|Asia||The Biggest Loser Asia||Diva Universal||
|Arab world||Ar-Rabeh Al-Akabar
(Arabic: الرابح الأكبر)
The Biggest Winner
|Australia||The Biggest Loser||Network Ten|
|Brazil||O Grande Perdedor
The Big Loser
|SBT||Season 1, 2005: Andreia Dutra||Silvio Santos||Alexandre Viotti
|Quem Perde Ganha
Who Wins Loses
|Season 2, 2007: Reginaldo de Souza||Lígia Mendes||Marcelo Piacentini
|China||The Biggest Loser: 超级减肥王
The Biggest Loser: Super Diet King
||Lola Xie||Will Liu
|Germany||The Biggest Loser Germany||ProSieben||
|The Biggest Loser Teens
|Hungary||A Nagy Fogyás
A Great Loss
|TV2||Season 1, 2007: István Ferencsik||Gabriella Jakupcsek||Unknown|
|Iceland||Biggest Loser Ísland||SkjárEinn||
||Inga Lind Karlsdóttir||Gurrý Torfadóttur
|India||Biggest Loser Jeetega||Sahara One||Season 1, 2007: Sandeep Sachdev||Suniel Shetty||
(Hebrew: לרדת בגדול)
The Biggest Loser
|Latvia||XXL||TV3 Latvia||Season 1, 2008: Karl Ventaskrasts||Zane Vaļicka||Raivis Vidzis
|Mexico||Cuánto Quieres Perder?
How Much You Want to Lose?
|Televisa||Season 1, 2008: Ignacio Mestas||Galilea Montijo||Unknown|
|The Biggest Loser Holland||Season 1, 2013: Current season||
|Norway||The Biggest Loser Norge||TVNorge||
|Philippines||The Biggest Loser Pinoy Edition||ABS-CBN||
|Poland||Co Masz Do Stracenia?
What Do You Have To Lose?
|TV Puls||Season 1, 2008: Jaroslaw||Małgorzata Ostrowska-Królikowska||Unknown|
|Puerto Rico||Transformación Total
The Big Winner
|Antena 1||Season 1, 2010: Grațian Stan||Daiana Anghel||
The Weighted People
|STS||Season 1, 2015: Petr Vasilyev||Julia Koval'chuk||
|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|
|Canal Sur||Season 1, 2013: Unknown||Enrique Sánchez||Unknown|
|Sweden||Biggest Loser Sverige
Biggest Loser Sweden
|Turkey||Yeni Bir Hayat
|Star TV||Season 1, 2012: Hakan Aktürk||Ebru Akel||
|Ukraine||Zvazheni ta schaslyvi
(Ukrainian: Зважені та щасливі)
Weighted and Happy
|United Kingdom & Ireland||The Biggest Loser||Living TV||Vicki Butler-Henderson||
|Argentina||Cuestión de peso (question of weight)||Canal 13||valign="top" Template:Sergio Verón|
|Peru||Dale con Ganas
Give It All You've Got
|Univision||Season 1, 2012: Dieter Goldschmidt||Alfonso de Anda||
|United States||The Biggest Loser||NBC||
Biggest Loser records
- 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)
Female: Shay Sorrells of The Biggest Loser Second Chances (U.S.) weighed 476 pounds (215.9 kg)
- 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
The Biggest Loser RunWalk is the official race series of The Biggest Loser. Dan and Jackie Evans from Season Five are the national spokespeople.
The Biggest Loser: Ultimate Workout is a video game for Xbox 360 which uses its Kinect camera. 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.
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- 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.
- Karla Walsh (December 23, 2011). "Top 10 Tips from Univision’s Weight-Loss Reality Show Dale Con Ganas". Fitness Magazine. Retrieved June 27, 2013.
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- "The Biggest Loser: Ultimate Workout". Xbox 360. Retrieved December 26, 2012.
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