The Biggest Loser Australia trainer Tiffiny Hall has revealed that even show trainers have not heard of news of whether or not the popular reality television show will be back next year for an eighth season.
Speaking to News Limited about her ‘patience’ in waiting for both the news of the renewal of the show and a proposal from boyfriend Ed Kavalee, Hall admitted she has heard nothing from TEN.
“We haven’t heard anything from Ten, but I’d like to know,” Hall said yesterday after hosting the Go Red for Women charity breakfast at Knox Shopping Centre.
‘We were rating as high as MasterChef last year and we’ve got a very dedicated fan base.”
What Tiffiny was referring to, were ratings for the show’s sixth season in 2011, which was getting similar figures to what MasterChef is getting now.
Network Ten have since clarified that it was ‘too early’ to know whether the show would be back in 2013.
Fans were hoping for news of a renewal during the 2012 finale earlier this year, when villain Margie Cummins was crowned the show’s seventh Biggest Loser, as has been done in previous finales, however host Hayley Lewis failed to give out any audition information.
There have also been rumours that Ten were looking to cancel ‘aging’ formats, which could include The Biggest Loser.
This year’s season, which introduced single contestants for the first time since 2008, saw a decrease in viewing figures after moving back to 7pm and increasing its airtime, the latter of which was criticised as the reason for its poor performance in 2010.
Despite all this, it was Ten’s best performing show between January and May amidst a dire schedule. The network may want to fix its start-of-year problems before ditching the shining light.
Tiffiny, who has appeared on the show since 2011, has recently released her new book, White Ninja.
Source: News Limited