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22 August 25th, 2015 Alison Sweeney Exiting As Host Of NBC’s The Biggest Loser!

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Big news this evening regarding Days of our Lives long time fan favorite Alison Sweeney. After 13 seasons, Sweeney has decided to call it quits as host of the weight-loss competition, The Biggest Loser.  The news came via an official statement from the NBC series producers first revealed at Access Hollywood.

The brief statement read:  “After an incredible run together, Alison Sweeney will not be returning as host of  The Biggest Loser next season.”

Alison began appearing on the show in 2007, following comedian Caroline Rhea.   At the moment, no replacement has been chosen, and the show’s 17th season does not yet have a premiere date.

As fans of DAYS know, Alison will be back on the canvas reprising her role of Sami Brady during the show’s upcoming 50th anniversary season which kicks-off this November.  Previously back in 2014, Alison announced her departure from Days of our Lives after a nearly twenty-two year run to focus on her other shows and specials, and to be able to spend more time raising her two children.

With her exiting The Biggest Loser, could this possibly pave the way for Sweeney’s stay in Salem to end up being longer than anticipated?

Share your thoughts on Alison leaving The Biggest Loser hosting duties? Comment below!

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  1. Ray says:

    Just the thought gives me hope. I love AS. I am not sure she will ever have the same chemistry as she had with James Scott (EJ). I love DOOL and am so happy with all of the positive buzz. I invite EVERYONE who watched the show back in the 80s and 90s to tune in again. Patch, Bo, Belle, Shawn-Douglas and Phillip is a huge step in the right direction.


  2. richard says:

    I hope she stays in Salem and gets a meaty story, but DO NOT age Allie, Johnny or Sydney!!!!!!! Put her back together with Rafe!!!!


    Elite Advisors replied


    I really do not think she had chemistry with Rafe… I know they are going to try to make a go of it with Hope and Rafe…I see the writing on the wall, but I don’t see that either.

    Sometimes stars get exhausted doing the same thing over and over for yrs, then get a taste of the difficulty snagging a great role in the industry and realize it’s not all that….

    Maybe she has come to the conclusion that DOOL was and is Home ?

    MIss the EJ and Sammi drama


  3. Angelo says:

    I hope Alison comes back to days full time. We need Sami Brady back, sign Alison To a long term contract and bring back EJ Dimera too.


  4. Jeremy says:

    This exiting news sounds promising. I’m sure Alison’s heart of hearts is in her DAYS family. I bet she was made an excellent offer to return to DAYS, and probably decided to part ways with Biggest Loser. I’m just hoping we will hear soon that Alison Sweeney is returning to DAYS full-time with a multi-year contract in hand. I think she got an offer she couldn’t refuse. hahaha


    Ray replied

    I think I would trade Bo and Steve for an Alison. :)


  5. Phil says:

    Her stay at Salem becoming longer would be awesome


  6. Timmm says:

    I loved her on BL but she belongs on Days and if she had to pick, well, she made the right choice.


  7. SZima says:

    Sami needs to come home! And bring a resurrected EJ with her…although that wouldn’t be James Scott, unfortunately. The show lost it’s spark when those two characters left.

    I’m hoping the new writers will be able to turn this ship around somehow, and bringing Alison/Sami back would be a great start.


  8. Mo says:

    Surprised to hear this. Was it her choice?


    Patrick replied

    i’ll play the devil advocate?

    ratings for “biggest loser” were down 30%

    that’s enough to let go of show’ host

    “I haven’t missed Sami” I am glad DAYS is bringing back many vets plus their kids…

    If she was to come back… I wonder if Michael Muhney could spark with her? as some have posted… Y&R owns Sony… couldn’t they just hire him ? and let bygones be? He would be such a strong DiMera…. have Sammi and Eve fighting… this stuff with Eve and Jennifer has lost all it’s lame… dull… and is continually DOA


    Chrystie Delancey replied

    Nah. Rumors have him being a recast Lucky Spencer on GH.

    Jeremy replied

    yeah, I really don’t see Michael Muhney coming to GH as a Lucky recast. I really don’t see the show bringing back Lucky especially since Jonathan Jackson just played him briefly. Though, I do see MM joining GH as a Quartermaine recast.

    Jeremy replied

    @ Patrick, it would be so cool to have Michael Muhney as the new EJ Dimera. I would love to see that happen!!!

  9. 4ever DAYS says:

    If she comes back to DAYS to stay, two episodes per week would be plenty. There’s no need for overkill. I didn’t sign up for The Sami Show. No character should be featured so damn much.


  10. Iakovos says:

    THE BIGGEST LOSER may have been a boon for Ms. Sweeney but the show’s buzzlife is past. I want to see her act more and I read here, I think, she is directing.


  11. MBmomof3 says:

    I miss her on DOOL and am looking forward to her return for the anniversary celebration.


  12. suzi says:

    AS is doing a lot with Hallmark channel too. She has great chemistry with Cameron Mathison


  13. Gmbenet says:

    It would be nice to see Sami in Salem every now and then. Alison is also working on projects for Hallmark, time may be in short supply for her to be in Salem. But a recurring role as Sami might fit nicely into Alison’s schedule.


  14. Geena says:

    For years I thought it was Sami overkill but seeing as how they’ve replaced her with Teresa who is infinitely more obnoxious than Sami, I will gladly take Sami back!


    Ray replied

    Even when we hated Sami the most, we could see her motives. We never saw her character high-fiving another character (like Theresa does with Anne). I love Theresa and have said for more than a year she is the new Sami. But, I am still waiting for her to show us she has feelings. I think there has been so many opportunities for the writers to show us that she is not that tough on the inside. But, everytime you would think she has learned her lesson, she gets a snide smile that does not give her ANY rooting value. I think Jen Lilly is a powerhouse actress and hope to see her name in the nominations at the next Daytime Emmy Awards. But first, I would like to see some redemption to her character.


  15. Mary SF says:

    I don’t blame her for leaving BL, I stopped watching when the show went from inspiring others to be their best to fat shaming and humiliation. As a viewer I couldn’t stand them making me feel I was worse than a mass murderer just because I put a cookie in my mouth. Frankly the show has passed its shelf life and should be cancel. If her leaving puts the last nail in the coffin of this show then I say good, her leaving it did us all a favor. Maybe now those people who need to lose weight can get proper help instead of being exploited for network profits.


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