Jillian Michaels reportedly claims she’s not happy with the direction The Biggest Loser is taking and wants to quit the show.
The Biggest Loser‘s Jillian Michaels is reportedly unhappy with where the series is headed and wants out of the weight loss show.
The famous Hollywood trainer is ready to leave the reality series because of the direction the show has taken, People magazine reported. “She is turned off by the mean-spirited story lines and poor care of the contestants,” a source claimed.
This new report has surfaced a few months after the show’s season finale where the show’s winner, Rachel Frederickson, lost too much weight and continued to shed pounds after the show was over. Reps for The Biggest Loser derailed questions about Frederickson’s dangerously low weight and appeared to avoid the situation.
Michaels was not pleased with the way the show handled itself and now “wants to distance herself from the Biggest Loser brand,” the source added.
“Especially considering what happened with Rachel,” the source continued. “Her feeling is that there isn’t proper attention paid to the contestants’ health or wellness.”
As fans already know, Michaels left the show once before and came back for Season 14 in 2013. Producers wooed her back to give the show a boost when the ratings fell to substantially low numbers. Michaels was happy to be back on but got discouraged when Frederickson won the show. The 40-year-old fitness trainer was visibly shaken by the winner’s overly thin appearance at the finale.
Michaels also is allegedly worried that her reputation as an excessively tough coach on the show is making her look bad.
“The show uses her as the bad guy and anyone who knows Jillian knows she’s not the bad guy at all,” the source added. “She’s a loving mother of two kids. She’s not the negative person they portray her as. She wants to be in a place where she has more respect.”