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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:
Anna Kournikova leaving Biggest Loser? Worst. Why do they keep breaking my heart??
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!
Couldn’t take the heat, eh? “Anna Kournikova Leaving ‘Biggest Loser’ After One Season”
ANNA KOURNIKOVA LEAVE BIGGEST LOSER! DRUNK HULK NO SURPRISE! SHE NO LOSE ONE SINGLE POUND THIS SEASON!
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.
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
She was a wannabee, and insulted everyone on that show!! Glad she’s gone!!!
Kournikova leaving ‘Biggest Loser’ … Almost as short as tennis career
Not surprised that Anna Kournikova won’t be returning next season to BL.
She’s no Jillian Michaels…….
Whaaat! I love Anna Kournikova…. ://///
Not a good match: Anna Kournikova leaves the Biggest Loser:
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