Jillian Michaels: Co-workers Talk Michaels Departure
Jillian Michaels announced last week that Season 11 of "The Biggest Loser" would be her last. She sat down and discuss why she's making the move, and so did her co-workers at "The Biggest Loser", Bob Harper and Alison Sweeney.
"It's just -- it's time," Jillian told Access Hollywood about her impending departure from the show. "I'm looking at the platform that I've been given, and I look at all of the things that I want to be a part of and I feel obligated to contribute."
The decision to leave The Biggest Loswer time around surrounds personal reasons.
"I want to take a year off TV and focus on becoming a mommy and doing more charity work," she Tweeted.
"Shooting Losing It also had big impact on me," she said of the series, in which she helped kids slim down. "Living with kids, I saw firsthand what I was missing."
She made her debut on episode 1 of season 1 of The Biggest Loser, in 2004. On June 1, 2010, NBC debuted a new spin-off reality series entitled Losing It With Jillian.
"I'm also 36 you know, and it's time [to start] thinking about having a family," she said. "I want to start focusing on that next year and so this is going to be it and I really hope it's a good one."
"I love Jill," Alison Sweeney, said. "She's an amazing trainer and an amazing person. I want her to be happy. I want what's best for her."