When Jillian Michaels announced that she was quitting The Biggest Loser, she said she was leaving to “focus on becoming a mommy and doing more charity work.” But yesterday, the syndicated daytime talk show The Doctors announced that she was joining the show as a co-host and said she will become a special correspondent on Dr. Phil.
As a co-host, Jillian joins The Bachelor star Travis Stork and the show’s other panelists. The series’ executive producer, Dr. Phil’s son Jay McGraw, said Jillian “not only embraces our mission to supply viewers with critical information to make informed and intelligent health care decisions, but more importantly, she leads by example.”
In the press release, Jillian said, “I could not be more excited about joining such an amazing show! My greatest passion is helping people live their healthiest, happiest lives by empowering them with information and support. This is literally the most informative show in daytime, and it allows me to continue to educate people on how to make powerful health choices enabling them to take control of not only their physical well-being, but every facet of their lives. I have thoroughly enjoyed the time I have spent as a guest on the show and becoming a permanent member of the team makes today one of the best yet.”
At least that’s a giant step up from selling her soul to GoDaddy.