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Anna Kournikova's 'Biggest Loser' Departure: What the Viewers Are Saying

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As The Hollywood Reporter first reported, the tennis star is leaving NBC's reality weight-loss show after only one season as host-trainer.

The news that Anna Kournikova is leaving NBC's The Biggest Loser after only one season was met with mixed reactions by viewers.

As The Hollywood Reporter first reported, Kournikova will not be returning to her role as host-trainer on the reality weight-loss series for the upcoming 13th season.

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The tennis star was hired by NBC on the heels of Jillian Michaels' exit, but staffers say they clashed with her, and some of the contestants found her a bit brash and unsympathetic. A source on the show actually called Kournikova "a nightmare."

For her part, Kournikova issued the following statement to THR: "I enjoyed my time on the Biggest Loser ranch. Although I will not be returning as a full time trainer on season 13, I will always be a part of The Biggest Loser family, and my commitment to bettering lives through health and fitness will continue."

Many of the show's viewers hit Twitter and THR's Facebook page to give their reactions to the news, with some lamenting her departure and others applauding the move. Among their reactions:

Gymspiration
Anna Kournikova leaving Biggest Loser? Worst. Why do they keep breaking my heart??

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Evan Morgenstein
Breaking News: Anna Kournikova has been replaced after 1 season on Biggest Loser! Bahahaha! Bummer.

So Anna Kornikov
Anna Kournikova exiting "Biggest Loser" after one season - YAHOO!

Lisa C.
Couldn't take the heat, eh? "Anna Kournikova Leaving 'Biggest Loser' After One Season"

DRUNK HULK
ANNA KOURNIKOVA LEAVE BIGGEST LOSER! DRUNK HULK NO SURPRISE! SHE NO LOSE ONE SINGLE POUND THIS SEASON!

Veronica Mosley
Honestly, I didn't feel it with her as a trainer. I know that she was trying but she was annoying me whenever she was on the screen.

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Caroline A. Godin
No surprise there. She was very unsympathetic to the contestants and she didn't seem to care about them.

Athena Mia Parker
She really didnt fit in

Patricia Kane
She was a wannabee, and insulted everyone on that show!! Glad she's gone!!!

Twortsnews
Kournikova leaving 'Biggest Loser' ... Almost as short as tennis career

Lynsey
Not surprised that Anna Kournikova won't be returning next season to BL.

Mike Vulpo
She's no Jillian Michaels.......

Kathleeeeen
Whaaat! I love Anna Kournikova.... ://///

T.F.
Not a good match: Anna Kournikova leaves the Biggest Loser: