If you watch The Biggest Loser, host Alison Sweeney is there every step of the way as contestants go through a rigorous but deeply important and personal journey of losing weight and becoming healthier.

BuddyTV spoke with Alison about The Biggest Loser; filming began recently on the upcoming 15th season, and she gives an update on how everything’s going so far. It was reported that American Idol winner Ruben Studdard will be competing on the show this fall — what does she think of someone who’s well-known taking part as a contestant?

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We also talked about her partnership with Frigidaire, the work they’re doing with City of Hope’s Diabetes Research (with information on what we at home can do to help) and tips for maintaining a healthy lifestyle this summer.

Watch the entire interview with Alison Sweeney below to also find out how she came up with the idea for her new novel, The Star Attraction, as well as hear about her role in the upcoming Hallmark Channel movie Second Chances.

The Biggest Loser season 15 premieres Tuesday, October 8 at 8pm on NBC, with Second Chances making its debut on Saturday, July 27 at 9pm on Hallmark Channel.

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Jeff Dodge

Staff Writer, BuddyTV

Jeff Dodge, a graduate of Western Washington University, has been a TV news editor for many years and has had the chance to interview multiple reality show stars, including Randy Jackson, Nick Cannon, Heidi Klum, Mel B and John Cena.