Aaron helps obese contestants lose weight
IT WAS a reality TV show that helped Aaron Howlett lose 10st in 19 weeks.
Now, the 33-year-old, of east Hull, will help others slim down on a new ITV1 show Britain's Biggest Loser.
Mr Howlett, who became a professional personal trainer after appearing on the Biggest Loser UK – a similar show shown on Living TV in 2005 – said he was looking forward to helping people.
He said: "These types of shows do get a lot of stick, but the truth is they are inspirational life-changing shows.
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"That show saved my life, there is no doubt about it, losing the weight gave me my life back.
"Before that show I was grossly overweight and working in a bookies.
"Now I'm fitter, healthier and can live my life.
"It's great that three years on I am working in this field, still helping other people."
The ITV1 show, which will be screened daily, is based on the original US format and is described as a daily, real-life soap opera.
The programme follows the lives of eight pairs of people, chosen from across the country, who will stay at a health retreat in the Midlands for 40 days, while undertaking a strict diet and exercise regime in order to shed the pounds.
Participants will begin in couples, either as partners, friends, neighbours, or siblings, but ultimately only one person can walk away with the cash prize for losing the most weight..
As part of his mentor role, viewers will see Mr Howlett hold motivational talks and exercise classes.
He said: "My role is about reinvigorating them, reminding them the reason they went on the show in the first place when it gets tough, because it does get very tough.
"They will eat, sleep and train, and will be filmed while doing it, there is no TV, no friends to talk to, it's hard work."
ITV daytime controller Adam McDonald welcomed the programme.
He said: "The phrase life changing show is overused in telly but this compassionate, compelling format does just that."
The programme is due to start at the end of the month.