August 26, 2011 02:00 PM by Lisa Princ
Calling all fans of The Biggest Loser on NBC and the NFL! Now that season 12 is right around the corner, news about the new season seems to be popping up all over. earlier today, we learned who the new contestants would be, and we just found out that some NFL players will be visiting the ranch this season! Are you ready for some football? If so, read on to find out who will paying the Losers a visit!
That’s right, this season on NBC’s The Biggest Loser, we (and the contestants) will be treated to some NFL action, as a few NFL players will be visiting the ranch to help motivate and inspire the contestants. According to EW, the 10/4/2011 episode of the series will feature appearances by a bunch of NFL players, including Hall of Fame running back Eric Dickerson, New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees, and Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow. Some of the NFL players will be helping the contestants with their workouts, while others will be competing in challenges with the contestants.
The Biggest Loser’s executive producer, Todd Lubin, assured that it is not just a ploy to get big names on the show, although he did admit that they were hoping it would help the show gain some male viewers. Todd Lubin elaborated by telling EW: “We actually get to their stories — and these NFL guys have unbelievable stories. Drew had a major debilitating injury, came back and won a Super Bowl, so his message was, ‘Whatever the adversity is, you’ve got to fight through it.”
Wow, lots of pretty exciting stuff coming our way in the new season. Are you counting the days until the season 12 premiere of The Biggest Loser on NBC?
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