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Brett Hoebel Fired as Biggest Loser Trainer

It seems new Biggest Loser trainer Brett Hoebel was there on some sort of 14-week probationary period. In last night’s episode, week 14, Brett’s red team was down to one final player, Courtney Crozier. The two had the rare opportunity to train one-on-one all week, with the other members of the red team already eliminated. Courtney made it clear at the beginning of the week she was nervous, for herself and Brett; her concern was that if she didn’t pull a good number at the weigh-in that they’d both go home.

That’s exactly what happened.

In 11 seasons, there aren’t really too many surprises that catch the cast, contestants, and even viewers off guard any more. But when Courtney lost only one pound, immediately sending her home, Alison Sweeney turned her attention toward Brett. She announced in a somber tone that it was also his time to leave “with no one left for him to train.”

The look on Brett’s face was of great surprise, but the look on Bob Harper‘s and Jillian Michaels‘ faces was downright priceless. They’ve seen a lot in 11 seasons, but no one saw this coming.

We reached out to Brett and he had this to say about his departure: “The Biggest Loser has been one of the greatest experiences of my life.  Helping people change their lives, has in turn changed mine. I am extremely proud to have been a part of such an amazing group of individuals and stay tuned, because The Biggest Loser is always filled with twists and turns.”

Courtney and Brett left the Biggest Loser gym together. Afterward we saw Courtney at home committed to her goal and expressing that she’s happier than she’s ever been.

For now, no update on what’s next for Brett, or whether he’ll get a second chance next season.

See the complete Biggest Loser week 14 recap by season 10′s Mark Pinhasovich.

View About Brett Hoebel Slideshow

April 6th, 2011

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This is why shows like this are so dangerous and counterproductive to people who are really and truly struggling with weight. In the real world you can't have a banner weight loss every week, sometimes 1 pound is good enough. This show uses people who are desperate for weight loss like the freaks in some sort of nationally broadcast carnival side show. Further more, half of previous winners from past seasons have gained back all their lost weight plus a few extra pounds. The Biggest Loser is disgraceful.

posted Oct 2nd, 2011 9:57 am


A hard trainer is good... For some. Look at the army, now they get the results. Others cry and go home..

posted Apr 6th, 2011 4:47 pm


I hope next season they have more trainers and the trainers compete more like the contestants would be cool to get like 6 trainers with groups of 4 and see who can last the longest!

posted Apr 6th, 2011 12:45 pm


I liked brett! Hate to see him go.

posted Apr 6th, 2011 10:38 am


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