Longtime The Biggest Loser trainer Bob Harper has been tapped as host of the popular NBC weight loss series. In his new role, Harper will offer a new perspective as host, guiding contestants through all weigh-ins, challenges and temptations. He will continue to offer his training expertise to contestants at various points throughout the season. Dolvett Quince and Jennifer Widerstrom will also be returning for the 17th season, training eight contestant teams of two in a return to team versus team competition.

“I’m super excited about taking the position of host on ‘The Biggest Loser,’ says Harper. “I’ve been with the show since season one so I know all of the ins and outs, and let me tell you,
the weigh-in room is going to be a completely different ballgame with me at the steering wheel.”

The Biggest Loser is a production of Endemol Shine North America and 25/7 Productions. Ben Silverman, Dave Broome, Eden Gaha, Alex Katz, Joel Relampagos, Michael Brooks, JD Roth and Todd A. Nelson are the executive producers.