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The Biggest Loser Germany

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The Biggest Loser
Starring Katharina Witt (Host: 2009)
Regina Halmich (Host: 2010–2011)
Christine Theiss (Host: 2012-2014)
Country of origin Germany
Hungary (2009)
Spain (2010,2012-)
Austria (2011)
No. of series 6
No. of episodes 64
Production
Running time 60 - 180 mins
Release
Original network ProSieben (2009)
kabel eins (2010-2011)
Sat.1 (2012-)
Picture format 16:9
Original release 2009 – present
External links
Website

The German version of The Biggest Loser started in 2009 on ProSieben. The following seasons switched channels inside the ProSiebenSat.1 network, season two and three airing on kabel eins and since season four on Sat.1.

Series overview

Season Year Production Country Host Coaches Winner
1 2009
Details
Budapest, Hungary Katarina Witt Nele Sehrt
Wojtek Vetter
Jola Jaromin (Food-Expert)
Enrico
2 2010
Details
Mallorca, Spain Regina Halmich Silke Kayadelen
Andreas Büdeker
dr. med. Christine Tabacu (Doctor)
Heino
3 2011
Details
Ischgl, Austria Regina Halmich Silke Kayadelen
Andreas Büdeker
dr. med. Christine Tabacu (Doctor)
Carlo
4 2012
Details
Andalusia, Spain Christine Theiss Bineta Coulibaly
Nunzio Esposito
dr. med. Christine Tabacu (Doctor)
Jack
5 2013
Details
Andalusia, Spain Christine Theiss Silke Kayadelen
Ramin Abtin
dr. med. Christine Tabacu (Doctor)
Paride
6 2014
Details
Andalusia, Spain Christine Theiss Silke Kayadelen
Ramin Abtin
dr. med. Christine Tabacu (Doctor)
Marc

Trainers

Trainers Seasons
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Nele Sehrt
Wojtek Vetter
Silke Kayadelen
Andreas Büdeker
Bineta Coulibaly
Nunzio Esposito
Ramin Abtin
Detlef Soost
Mareike Spaleck

Winners

Season Winner Age Starting weight (kg) Final weight Percentage lost
1 Enrico 30 191.6 96.6 50.42
2 Heino 37 158.1 93.6 40.80
3 Carlo 41 145.6 86.6 40.52
4 Jack 47 142 76 46.45
5 Paride 21 126.2 63 49.92
6 Marc 18 184 97.7 46.90
Teens Erfan 18 163.1 104 36.24
7[1] Stefan 44 143.1 77.7 45.70
8[2] Ali 36 173.8 87.4 49.71
9 Alexandra 33 103.4 50.2 51.45

Seasons on ProSieben

Season One

Season one was shown on ProSieben in early 2009. The show was hosted by retired figure skater Katharina Witt and filmed on a Hacienda near Budapest. The season consisted of 7 episodes and featured 14 candidates contesting for a 100,000 € first prize. The season had mostly negative critiques and was not renewed.[3] The season was won by Enrico Proba who lost over 50% of his starting weight. He won the first prize of 100,000 €, Falko gained 10,000 € for second and René got 5,000 €. After the show, Enrico works in dietics and is a fitness trainer.

Seasons on kabel eins

Season Two

Season two of The Biggest Loser was held in 2010 on Mallorca. The slogan of that season was Abspecken im Doppelpack (Losing weight in double pack). The host was retired boxer Regina Halmich. There were eight teams with 2 persons each. One team was evicted each week until three were left, after which the teams were dissolved and everyone was as individuals. The first prize was much lower this season with the winner getting only 25,000 € and nothing going to second and third place. The biggest loser title was won by Heino from Hamburg who shared the prize with his teammate Sven, who finished third.

Season Three

After the success of season two with average market shares of 6.4% within the target group of 14- to 49-year olds Kabel Eins announced a season three for March 2011. The will be no changes in host or trainers, and the show will be taped in Ischgl, Austria.[4]

The season started on 15 March 2011 and featured 9 couples.[5] The winner received 25.000 €.

Seasons on Sat.1

All of these seasons were hosted in Andalusia.

Season Four

In 2012 a fourth season was shown on Sat.1 with kickboxer Christine Theiss as a new host.[6]

Season Five

In 2013 Biggest Loser returned for a fifth season.[7]

Season Six

In 2014 there was a sixth season.[8] The episodes were aired every Wednesday at 8:15 pm. There also was a Biggest Loser Teens season in the second half of the year.[9]

Season Seven

In 2015 Biggest Loser returned for a seventh season. Eight men and eight women comepted under the motto men versus women.[10]

References

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