Celebrity Fit Club (U.S. TV series) (Courtesy Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)
Celebrity Fit Club is a reality television series which follows eight overweight celebrities as they try to lose weight.
This show is based on the British version, which aired on the ITV Network from 2002 until 2006. The American version was executive produced by Richard Hall for Granada in Seasons 2-5.
Split into two competing teams of four, each week teams are given different physical challenges, and weighed to see if they reached their target goal weights. They are monitored and supervised by a team that includes a nutritionist, a psychologist, and a physical trainer. The series was hosted by Ant. As of Season 7, Ant is no longer a host.
At one point during each of the first five seasons, a team trade-off was initiated, in which the fit clubbers voted one member off their team. The teammate with the most votes are then traded to the other team. In the case of a tie, the team captain made the final vote. After Season 1, a new rule was enforced prohibiting fit clubbers from voting for themselves. In Season 5, in order to balance the gender-based teams, a new twist was added, which allowed traded fit clubbers to choose a teammate from their old team to join their new team. In Season 6, Harvey did the trade-off himself while Season 7 did not have one.
Harvey Walden IV, drill instructor
Dr. Ian K. Smith, doctor
Rhonda Britten, life coach
Dr. Marisa Peer, psychologist (Season 1)
Dr. David Katz, health expert (Season 1)
Dr. Linda Papadopoulos, psychologist (Seasons 2-4)
Stacy Kaiser, psychotherapist (Seasons 5-6)
Ant, Host (Season 1-6)
Season 1 - 2005
Premiered January 9, 2005
for 8 Episodes
Three Fat Bastards and One Black Beyotch (formally Ralphies Angels)
Traded from Ralphie's Angels, where she was team captain
Up until the end of the show Daniel was a model team leader; however, in episode 6, he turned up very late and confused, and by episode 8 (the finale), he did not appear at all, which cost his team victory. He later revealed that he had been abusing narcotics due to his back trouble and had entered rehab. No team captain was appointed to replace him.
The fifth season of Celebrity Fit Club premiered on April 22, 2007. Unlike previous seasons, the teams were grouped by gender until the team trade. The team trade took place on May 13, 2007. This season had 8 Episodes.
Statistics as of June 10, 2007.
The Athletes (previously Shady Lady Bunch) (Winners)
Ross Mathews, comedian
elected team captain after Dustin chose him to join him on the team