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Sahara One launches Biggest Loser Jeetega

tv Updated: Mar 24, 2007 18:33 IST

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Sahara One TV will present a reality show "Biggest Loser Jeetega" hosted by Bollywood actor Sunil Shetty from this may. In the show, 16 overweight contestants from all walks of life knock the inches and weight under the guidance of fitness trainers and nutritionists over a period of four months.

Eventually, the "biggest loser" becomes the biggest winner. The winner will win an enticing cash prize.

The contestants are guided by a host of specialists, including former physiotherapist to Indian cricket team Andrew Leipus, who heads their panel as Health and Fitness Director, while Yusuf Khan and Deepika Mehta train the two teams.

Guiding the contestants on the nutritional factor is Varun Shivdasani. Seemanto Roy, Head, Entertainment Business and Aamby Valley City, told mediapersons "When Sunil Shetty and Rahul Agarwal first approached me with this show for Sahara One I watched the entire international season of "The Biggest Loser " back to back.

I was never motivated enough to shed the extra kilos but after watching the show I started working out the very next day. Since then I have lost 27 kgs and it has completely changed my life and made me feel like a new person." Sunil Shetty said "The concept of fitness and health has always interested me and nothing can be more satisfying than seeing people lead a fit and healthy lifestyle.

We hope the format that has successfully attracted millions of viewers over multiple seasons in other countries will change TV viewing in India too, creating a revolution in health and fitness."

The home of the "Biggest Loser Jeetega" is situated amidst the environs of Aamby Valley. The 22,000 sq feet home is divided into living and gym areas. Grouped into two teams, each team is assigned a trainer and is weighed on a daily basis to determine the total weight lost. The team losing the least weight votes out one member of their team whom they feel had not strived hard during the week. Week after week, the contestants are voted out till only three finalists are left.

The one who loses the most weight among the final three is crowned "The Biggest Loser", who will walk away with the grand prize.

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