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Jillian Michaels Leaves The Doctors Half Way Through Her First Season

In true “here today, gone tomorrow” fashion, Jillian Michaels has left the cast of The Doctors. She has been a part of the cast for less than half of a season and, as the only non-physician on the show, served as their fitness expert.

Michaels, who was well known as the “in your face” female trainer for many of the eleven seasons of The Biggest Loser, has decided that she will no longer be a series regular for the syndicated show, which focuses on health and wellbeing. She had previously announced a desire to start a family and given that as her reason for departing from The Biggest Loser. She released this statement concerning her time on The Doctors:

“This January I will be departing my role as a regular co-host on THE DOCTORS.  I have enjoyed my time on the show and the opportunity it provided me in my mission to help others improve their lives.  Although it wasn’t the fit both the show and I hoped for, it was a great experience and I wish the show nothing but success.”

The abrupt departure leaves avid fans stunned, but the rumor is that she is not gone for good, and may be invited for guest appearances.

Michaels is well known and admired for her incredible ability to help overweight people transform their lives. She appeared on The Biggest Loser from 2004-2006 and then again from 2007-2011. She also hosted her own spin off show, called Losing it with Jillian. In past interviews, she credited that show with a desire to start a family, saying that her time on the show with children showed firsthand what she was missing.

January 6th, 2012

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Ramona Kearney

overjoyed to see that perpetually sneering/smiling face is gone

posted Jan 15th, 2014 2:35 am


Are you kidding me? Have you not seen the Facebook page "Get Jillian Michaels off "The Doctors." The show was losing fans, including me. It took me awhile to get back, but now that she's gone and the old format is back, I'm a regualr viewer again. If anyone is a loser, she is.

posted Mar 7th, 2012 5:48 pm


I think she had a thing for Dr. Stork and he has a fiance'. I bet there is some backstage drama there. She was always touching him.

posted Mar 1st, 2012 9:00 pm


I am so glad Jillian is no longer on the doctors, she was too loud, too rude and her ego is just too big. She had to be the center of the attention and her cussing and loud attitude and her ego made it so that I stopped watching the doctors and I even tweeted the dr's and told them to grow up and stop the cussing, it did not look professional. :( Glad she is gone!!

posted Feb 24th, 2012 7:34 pm


Yippee! I had stopped watching the Dr's when Jillian Michaels joined the show. I love the professionalism of the 3 Dr's on the show and she just did not fit in. After chanel surfing today I came across the Dr's and saw that she was not on. I googled to see if this is permanent and was overjoyed to see that she is gone. I am now a fan again of the show

posted Feb 17th, 2012 3:02 pm


One has to ask why she left the biggest looser and then the doctors. Probably because she is the biggest phoney I have come across. She does not have a degree in fitness nor does she know what she is talking about.

posted Jan 26th, 2012 8:36 pm


I am so glad she is GONE! I STOPPED watching The Doctors when she came on, she just comes on so FAKE!!!

posted Jan 21st, 2012 8:48 am


First I like Jillan, but in her territory in the biggest loser, she shouldn't have left that program, as for the doctors, yaaaay, I'm glad the program is back to it's first days without strangers:)

posted Jan 14th, 2012 4:47 pm


I watched The Doctors yesterday and was pleased to see that Jillian Michaels was not on the panel. Today, she is missing again....yeah. I google it and she is gone. She has her own talents but yelling over the medical advise of a licensed doctor was not where she belongs. I didn't think it would work from the start and yes, yes, yes, keep her gone. She does not belong on a show like The Doctors.

posted Jan 12th, 2012 3:17 pm


Oh good, I can stop dvr-ing this. I never watched until she joined and if she's gone, I'm gone!

posted Jan 10th, 2012 3:47 pm


I never liked The Doctors and only watched to see JM. Unfortunately the show did not play to her strengths and I'm sure she will land on her feet in whatever she chooses next.

posted Jan 9th, 2012 9:23 pm


Jillian is a great fitness expert. I do her workout videos and they are great, but she made 'The Doctors' seem much less credible and was always interjecting on everything. I hated it. It made me tense. Much better with her gone

posted Jan 8th, 2012 5:57 am

Janet Fortenberry

What a relief not to look at her perpetually sneering/smiling face, voice her ignorance about certain medical and social issues and slam her fist into her palm or smack a table to emphasize her point. I find nothing likable about this woman and am so glad to see the smiling faces of the real pros, listen to their good humored banter and be educated and entertained by such a pleasant completely qualified bunch of lovely people. Don't dare bring her back!

posted Jan 7th, 2012 12:45 am


PLEASE bring Jillian back.... It just isnt the same without her....

posted Jan 6th, 2012 7:05 pm


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