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The Biggest Loser: Alison Sweeney leaving, won't host season 17

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The Biggest Loser will see a big change in its 17th season. Host Alison Sweeney will not return, EW has confirmed.

“After an incredible run together, Alison Sweeney will not be returning as host of The Biggest Loser next season,” the show’s producers said in a statement.

The former Days of Our Lives actress has hosted the show since season 4 in 2007. She won’t be away from the screen for long: Her next project, Love on the Air, premieres Sept. 26 on Hallmark Channel. It’s the first project Sweeney sold to the network. In addition to starring in it, Sweeney also serves as an executive producer.

She then has her second movie from the Murder, She Baked franchise premiering Nov. 15 on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries and another slated for early next year. Off camera, Sweeney’s third novel, Opportunity Knocks, is being released in Spring 2016.

NBC is expected to announce a new host in early September.

Access Hollywood first reported the news.

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