Bodies will get buffed as VH1 brings back an all new season of Celebrity Fit Club
, coming this month with new challenges, twists, and of course, new cast members.
For those who are not familiar, Celebrity Fit Club
is a reality television series which follows 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 is hosted by actor-comedian Ant.
Read on to find out more about Celebrity Fit Club
's new recruits.
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The sixth season of Celebrity Fit Club
will be comprised of both alumni of past seasons and newcomers. The veterans who will be back for another chance to complete their weight-loss mission include Tina Yothers (Family Ties
), Toccara Jones
(America's Next Top Model
), Willie Aames (Charles in Charge
), and Dustin Diamond
(Saved by the Bell
Previously, season 2's Jones lost 32 pounds, Aames lost 19 pounds and fifth season's Diamond lost 30 pounds. Yothers, on the other hand, appeared on the fourth season of the show and lost a combined total of 42 pounds, which was over 21 percent of her body weight. She holds the record, to date, for second highest weight loss, and second highest body weight percentage loss in the history of the show.
Joining the veterans are new recruits such as Erin Moran, Sommore, Brian Dunkleman, and A.J. Benza. Moran is best known for her role as Joanie Cunningham on Happy Days
and its spinoff Joanie Loves Chachi
. Her other TV credits include Love Boat, Murder She Wrote
, and Diagnosis Murder.
Coming from the comedy circuit are Sommore and Dunkleman. Sommore is known for her work on Soul Plane, A Miami Tail
and Queens of Comedy
, while Dunkleman is best known for co-hosting the first season of American Idol
with Ryan Seacrest
. Last but not the least is Benza, a gossip columnist and television host.
Catch these celebrities as they report for duty and follow Sgt. Harvey Walden's rules when Celebrity Fit Club
premieres this month.
-Kris De Leon, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
(Image courtesy of VH1)