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Jillian Michaels Returns to Television With 'Biggest Loser'

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    Jillian Michaels
By Emma Koonse, Christian Post Reporter
January 7, 2013|10:41 am

Jillian Michaels has returned to television on Sunday, almost two years after announcing her departure from "The Biggest Loser."

The fitness expert left the popular NBC series in order to focus on family, but Michaels explained that "several things" brought her back.

"First of all, I missed this one," she said, grabbing her "Biggest Loser" co-star and fellow coach Bob Harper during the Television Critics Association Winter Tour 2013 in Pasadena, Calif.

"And I was excited to meet [Dolvett Quince,]" Michaels added of the other coach, according to Access Hollywood.

Furthermore, the trainer noted the incredible influence television has on others.

"No matter what I do, and I do everything: radio shows, DVDs, book- there's something about the show that gets in people's heads in a way that other mediums just can't," explained the 38-year-old, according to TV Guide.

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Although Michaels has a plethora of other offerings for fans such as workout DVDs, the coach admitted that she was best known for "The Biggest Loser."

"I went to see Madonna in concert and she played all this new music," Michaels went on to explain. "And everybody just wanted to hear [her old hit song] 'Holiday.' I realized this is 'Holiday' for me."

Despite having left the show, Michaels shed light on her realization that "The Biggest Loser" has touched lives.

"I greatly overestimated how tremendously inspired the American public gets by the show, so I'm excited to be back for that reason as well," said the work out mogul, according to Access Hollywood.

Meanwhile, Michaels and her partner Heidi Rhoades have welcomed two children; Haitian-born daughter Lukensia, age 2, and son Phoenix, 8-months-old.

Michaels pointed out that becoming a mother will not make her go any easier on those participating in the weight-loss reality series.

"Everybody was like, 'You're going to be so much softer.' And I really wanted to be, but it's not the case," she said during the press tour.

As for this time on the show, Michaels said she would stay on as long as the fans and producers want her.

Season 14 of "The Biggest Loser" featuring Michaels premiered on Sunday. The show airs on NBC Sundays at 8 p.m. each week.

 

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