Celebrity Fit Club (U.S. TV series)

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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

Former members

  • 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)
MembersWeight LossPercentNotes
Ralphie May, comedian(5.6%)Team Captain
Joseph R. Gannascoli, actor(10.6%)Traded from Eastsiders
Kim Coles, actress/comedienne(10.9%)
Wendy Kaufman, the Snapple lady(11.4%)
MembersWeight LossPercentNotes
Daniel Baldwin, actor(10.6%)Team Captain; late for weigh-in 6; failed to appear at final weigh-in
Mia Tyler, model(8.1%)
Biz Markie, rapper/DJ(11.6%)Set record for total weight loss, winner
Mablean Ephriam, Divorce Court judge(12.0%)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.

Season 2 - 2005

Premiered July 10, 2005 for 8 Episodes

Sizzlin' Soul and White Ice (Winners)
Members Weight LossPercentNotes
Jackée Harry, actress/comedienne(19.3%)Team Captain
Jani Lane, singer/frontman of Warrant(12.1%)
Phil Margera, father of Bam Margera (Jackass, Viva La Bam)(11.6%)broke Biz Markie's record for total weight loss, winner
Gary Busey, actor(18.7%)Traded from Crunchamatics where he was the team captain
The Winners
Members Weight LossPercentNotes
Toccara Jones, model/TV host(15.6%)Team Captain, traded from Sizzlin' Soul and White Ice
Willie Aames, actor(10.2%)
Victoria Jackson, comedienne(13.2%)
Wendy Kaufman, the Snapple lady, Season 1 contestant(11.9%)only returning contestant from Season 1

Season 3 - 2006

Premiered January 1, 2006 for 8 Episodes

Kelly's Bellies (Winners)
Members Weight LossPercentNotes
Kelly LeBrock, actress/model(17.7%)Team Captain
Countess Vaughn, actress/comediennegained -3.0%traded from Ebony Flame/became the first fit clubber to gain weight on the show
Bizarre, rapper/member of D12(9.7%)
Gunnar Nelson, musician/member of Nelson(13.1%)replaced Jeff Conaway, participated for last 60 days
Jeff Conaway, actor0.0%original team captain, entered rehab in ep. 3
Ebony Flame
MembersWeight LossPercentNotes
Chastity Bono, gay rights activist & daughter of Sonny & Cher(10.7%)Team Captain
Tempestt Bledsoe, actress(10.5%)traded from Kelly's Bellies
Young MC, rapper(13.7%)winner
Bruce Vilanch, writer/comedian(6.7%)
NOTE: So far this is the only season where the team captains were not traded from their teams at the trade off.

Season 4 - 2006

Premiered August 6, 2006 for 8 Episodes

The Fat Crushers (Winners)
Members Weight LossPercentNotes
BoneCrusher, rapper(12.0%)Team Captain, broke Phil Margera's record for total weight loss
Carnie Wilson, singer/member of Wilson Phillips(11.7%)traded from Chili Con Carnie where she was team captain
Nicholas Turturro, actor (12.6%)
Erika Eleniak, actress/model(20.4%)
Hot Buttered Soul (Previously Chili Con Carnie)
MembersWeight LossPercentNotes
Tina Yothers, actress(21.8%)Team Captain, set record for percentage weight loss, winner
Vincent Pastore, actor(10.6%)
Angie Stone, singer(7.9%)traded from The Fat Crushers; Record for 2nd Lowest Loss
Ted Lange, actor(14.8%)

Season 5 - 2007: Men vs. Women

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)
MembersStarting WeightFinal WeightWeight LossNotes
Ross Mathews, comedian 41 (19.2%)elected team captain after Dustin chose him to join him on the team
Maureen McCormick, actress 34 (22.7%) set record for percentage weight loss, winner
Dustin Diamond, actor/comedian 30 (13.8%)traded from the Regulators
Tiffany, singer 28 (18.4%)
The Regulators
MembersStarting WeightFinal WeightWeight LossNotes
Warren G, rapper 31 (14.0%)team captain
Da Brat, rapper 26 (15.1%)chosen by Kimberley to join her on the Regulators
Cledus T. Judd, country music parody singer/comedian 35 (16.4%)
Kimberley Locke, singer 27 (15.3%)traded from the Shady Lady Bunch where she was team captain

Season 6 - 2008: Boot Camp

The sixth season, titled Celebrity Fit Club: Boot Camp, premiered on March 13, 2008 for 8 episodes. The cast comprised both alumni of past seasons and newcomers. The alumni included:

Blue Team (Winners)
MembersStarting WeightFinal WeightWeight LossNotes
Brian Dunkleman, host/comedian 15 (9.3%)Team Captain
Tina Yothers, actress, 34 (18.0%)Traded from the Second Chancers
Dustin Diamond, actor/comedian 23 (10.6%)Traded from the Second Chancers, original team captain of the Second Chancers
Sommore, comedienne 11 (6.1%)
Red Team
MembersStarting WeightFinal WeightWeight LossNotes
Toccara Jones, model/host 21 (11.2%)Team Captain (assumed the position after Dustin was fired for being AWOL)
Willie Aames, actor 26 (13.6%)Won individual prize
Erin Moran, actress 3 (2.4%)Traded from the Newbies, admitted to being on the show only for the money
A.J. Benza, host/columnist 12 (5.7%)Traded from the Newbies
Note: The Blue Team were known as the Newbies for the first 5 weigh-ins of the season.

Note: The Red Team were known as the Second Chancers for the first 5 weigh-ins of the season.

Production designer Roy Rede was hired to create the season's new design. A boot camp standing set complete with an obstacle course was built in the mountains outside of Los Angeles.

Season 7 - 2010: Boot Camp 2

The seventh season, still titled Celebrity Fit Club: Boot Camp, premiered on February 8, 2010, with Harvey and Ian splitting the duties as host.

Blue Team (Winners)
MembersStarting WeightFinal WeightWeight LossNotes
Kaycee Stroh, actress, High School Musical196 lb (89 kg)167 lb 29 lb Team Captain
Kevin Federline, dancer, rapper, ex-husband of Britney Spears, ex-boyfriend of Shar Jackson232 lb (105 kg)202 lb30 lb
Tanisha Thomas, reality star, season 2 of Bad Girls Club240 lb (109 kg)216 lb 24 lb
Sebastian Bach, rock singer, ex-frontman of Skid Row, actor223 lb (101 kg)205 lb 18 lb
Red Team
MembersStarting WeightFinal WeightWeight LossNotes
Jay McCarroll, fashion designer, winner of season 1 of Project Runway258 lb (117 kg)218 lb40 lbTeam Captain, won individual prize
Nicole Eggert, actress130 lb (59 kg)120 lb 10 lb
Bobby Brown, R&B singer, ex-husband of Whitney Houston199 lb (90 kg)188 lb 11 lb
Shar Jackson, actress, ex-girlfriend of Kevin Federline146 lb (65 kg)128 lb 18 lb

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