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Celebrity Fit Club
Format Reality
Starring Anthony Kalloniatis (host) (seasons 1-6)
Dr.Ian K. Smith (nutritionist)
Rhonda Britten (life coach)
Harvey Walden IV (trainer)
No. of seasons 7
No. of episodes 48
Production
Producer(s) Granada Productions
Running time 60 minutes
90 minutes (Finale)
Broadcast
Original channel VH1
Original run January 9, 2005 (2005-01-09) – present

Celebrity Fit Club is a reality television series which follows eight overweight celebrities as they try to lose weight.

This show is based on the British version, which aired on the ITV Network from 2002 until 2006. The American version was executive produced by Richard Hall for Granada in Seasons 2-5.

Contents

Synopsis

Split into two competing teams of four, each week teams are given different physical challenges, and weighed to see if they reached their target goal weights. They are monitored and supervised by a team that includes a nutritionist, a psychologist, and a physical trainer. The series was hosted by Ant. As of Season 7, Ant is no longer a host.

Panel

Members

Former members

  • Dr. Marisa Peer, psychologist (Season 1)
  • Dr. David Katz, health expert (Season 1)
  • Dr. Linda Papadopoulos, psychologist (Seasons 2–4)
  • Stacy Kaiser, psychotherapist (Seasons 5–6)
  • Ant, Host (Season 1-6)

Seasons

Season 1 - 2005

Premiered January 9, 2005 for 8 Episodes

Three Fat Bastards and One Black Beyotch (formally Ralphies Angels)
Members Weight Loss Percent Notes
Ralphie May, comedian 27 lb (12 kg) (5.6%) Team Captain
Joseph R. Gannascoli, actor 32 lb (15 kg) (10.6%) Traded from Eastsiders
Kim Coles, actress/comedienne 24 lb (11 kg) (10.9%)
Wendy Kaufman, the Snapple lady 28 lb (13 kg) (11.4%)
Eastsiders
Members Weight Loss Percent Notes
Daniel Baldwin, actor 28 lb (13 kg) (10.6%) Team Captain; late for weigh-in 6; failed to appear at final weigh-in
Mia Tyler, model 17 lb (7.7 kg) (8.1%)
Biz Markie, rapper/DJ 40 lb (18 kg) (11.6%) Set record for total weight loss, winner
Mablean Ephriam, Divorce Court judge 25 lb (11 kg) (12.0%) Traded from Ralphie's Angels, where she was team captain

Up until the end of the show Daniel was a model team leader; however, in episode 6, he turned up very late and confused, and by episode 8 (the finale), he did not appear at all, which cost his team victory. He later revealed that he had been abusing narcotics due to his back trouble and had entered rehab. No team captain was appointed to replace him.

Season 2 - 2005

Premiered July 10, 2005 for 8 Episodes

Sizzlin' Soul and White Ice (Winners)
Members Weight Loss Percent Notes
Jackée Harry, actress/comedienne 39 lb (18 kg) (19.3%) Team Captain
Jani Lane, singer/frontman of Warrant 23 lb (10 kg) (12.1%)
Phil Margera, father of Bam Margera (Jackass, Viva La Bam) 41 lb (19 kg) (11.6%) broke Biz Markie's record for total weight loss, winner
Gary Busey, actor 39 lb (18 kg) (18.7%) Traded from Crunchamatics where he was the team captain
The Winners
Members Weight Loss Percent Notes
Toccara Jones, model/TV host 32 lb (15 kg) (15.6%) Team Captain, traded from Sizzlin' Soul and White Ice
Willie Aames, actor 19 lb (8.6 kg) (10.2%)
Victoria Jackson, comedienne 22 lb (10.0 kg) (13.2%)
Wendy Kaufman, the Snapple lady, Season 1 contestant 27 lb (12 kg) (11.9%) only returning contestant from Season 1

Season 3 - 2006

Premiered January 1, 2006 for 8 Episodes

Kelly's Bellies (Winners)
Members Weight Loss Percent Notes
Kelly LeBrock, actress/model 31 lb (14 kg) (17.7%) Team Captain
Countess Vaughn, actress/comedienne gained 4 lb (1.8 kg) -3.0% traded from Ebony Flame/became the first fit clubber to gain weight on the show
Bizarre, rapper/member of D12 31 lb (14 kg) (9.7%)
Gunnar Nelson, musician/member of Nelson 23 lb (10 kg) (13.1%) replaced Jeff Conaway, participated for last 60 days
Jeff Conaway, actor 0 lb (0 kg) 0.0% original team captain, entered rehab in ep. 3, made a brief return in episode 7
Ebony Flame
Members Weight Loss Percent Notes
Chastity Bono, gay rights activist & daughter of Sonny & Cher 23 lb (10 kg) (10.7%) Team Captain
Tempestt Bledsoe, actress 19 lb (8.6 kg) (10.5%) traded from Kelly's Bellies
Young MC, rapper 38 lb (17 kg) (13.7%) winner
Bruce Vilanch, writer/comedian 21 lb (9.5 kg) (6.7%)

NOTE: So far this is the only season where the team captains were not traded from their teams at the trade off.

Season 4 - 2006

Premiered August 6, 2006 for 8 Episodes

The Fat Crushers (Winners)
Members Weight Loss Percent Notes
BoneCrusher, rapper 51 lb (23 kg) (12.0%) Team Captain, broke Phil Margera's record for total weight loss
Carnie Wilson, singer/member of Wilson Phillips 22 lb (10.0 kg) (11.7%) traded from Chili Con Carnie where she was team captain
Nicholas Turturro, actor 22 lb (10.0 kg) (12.6%)
Erika Eleniak, actress/model 31 lb (14 kg) (20.4%)
Hot Buttered Soul
Members Weight Loss Percent Notes
Tina Yothers, actress 42 lb (19 kg) (21.8%) Team Captain, set record for percentage weight loss, winner
Vincent Pastore, actor 29 lb (13 kg) (10.6%)
Angie Stone, singer 18 lb (8.2 kg) (7.9%) traded from The Fat Crushers; Record for 2nd Lowest Loss
Ted Lange, actor 28 lb (13 kg) (14.8%)

Season 5 - 2007: Men vs. Women

The fifth season of Celebrity Fit Club premiered on April 22, 2007. Unlike previous seasons, the teams were grouped by gender until the team trade. The team trade took place on May 13, 2007. This season had 8 Episodes.

Statistics as of June 10, 2007.

The Athletes (previously Shady Lady Bunch) (Winners)
Members Starting Weight Final Weight Weight Loss Notes
Ross Mathews, comedian 214 lb (97 kg) 173 lb (78 kg) 41 (19.2%) elected team captain after Dustin chose him to join him on the team
Maureen McCormick, actress 150 lb (68 kg) 116 lb (53 kg) 34 (22.7%) set record for percentage weight loss, winner
Dustin Diamond, actor/comedian 217 lb (98 kg) 187 lb (85 kg) 30 (13.8%) traded from the Regulators
Tiffany, singer 152 lb (69 kg) 124 lb (56 kg) 28 (18.4%)
The Regulators
Members Starting Weight Final Weight Weight Loss Notes
Warren G, rapper 221 lb (100 kg) 190 lb (86 kg) 31 (14.0%) team captain
Da Brat, rapper 172 lb (78 kg) 146 lb (66 kg) 26 (15.1%) chosen by Kimberley to join her on the Regulators
Cledus T. Judd, country music parody singer/comedian 214 lb (97 kg) 179 lb (81 kg) 35 (16.4%)
Kimberley Locke, singer 176 lb (80 kg) 149 lb (68 kg) 27 (15.3%) traded from the Shady Lady Bunch where she was team captain

Season 6 - 2008: Boot Camp

The sixth season, titled Celebrity Fit Club: Boot Camp, premiered on March 13, 2008 for 8 episodes. The cast comprised both alumni of past seasons and newcomers. The alumni included:

Blue Team (Winners)
Members Starting Weight Final Weight Weight Loss Notes
Brian Dunkleman, host/comedian 161 lb (73 kg) 146 lb (66 kg) 15 (9.3%) Team Captain
Tina Yothers, actress, 189 lb (86 kg) 155 lb (70 kg) 34 (18.0%) Traded from the Second Chancers
Dustin Diamond, actor/comedian 217 lb (98 kg) 194 lb (88 kg) 23 (10.6%) Traded from the Second Chancers, original team captain of the Second Chancers
Sommore, comedienne 181 lb (82 kg) 170 lb (77 kg) 11 (6.1%)
Red Team
Members Starting Weight Final Weight Weight Loss Notes
Toccara Jones, model/host 187 lb (85 kg) 166 lb (75 kg) 21 (11.2%) Team Captain (assumed the position after Dustin was fired for being AWOL)
Willie Aames, actor 191 lb (87 kg) 165 lb (75 kg) 26 (13.6%) Won individual prize
Erin Moran, actress 127 lb (58 kg) 124 lb (56 kg) 3 (2.4%) Traded from the Newbies, admitted to being on the show only for the money
A.J. Benza, host/columnist 210 lb (95 kg) 198 lb (90 kg) 12 (5.7%) Traded from the Newbies

Note: The Blue Team were known as the Newbies for the first 5 weigh-ins of the season.

Note: The Red Team were known as the Second Chancers for the first 5 weigh-ins of the season.

Production designer Roy Rede was hired to create the season's new design. A boot camp standing set complete with an obstacle course was built in the mountains outside of Los Angeles.

Season 7 - 2010: Boot Camp 2

The seventh season, still titled Celebrity Fit Club: Boot Camp, premiered on February 8, 2010, with Harvey and Ian splitting the duties as host.

Blue Team
Members Starting Weight Final Weight Weight Loss Notes
Kaycee Stroh, actress, High School Musical 196 lb (89 kg) Team Captain
Kevin Federline, dancer, rapper, ex-husband of Britney Spears, ex-boyfriend of Shar Jackson 232 lb (105 kg)
Tanisha Thomas, reality star, season 2 of Bad Girls Club 240 lb (109 kg)
Sebastian Bach, rock singer, ex-frontman of Skid Row, actor 223 lb (101 kg)
Red Team
Members Starting Weight Final Weight Weight Loss Notes
Jay McCarroll, fashion designer, winner of season 1 of Project Runway 258 lb (117 kg) Team Captain
Nicole Eggert, actress 130 lb (59 kg)
Bobby Brown, R&B singer, ex-husband of Whitney Houston 199 lb (90 kg)
Shar Jackson, actress, ex-girlfriend of Kevin Federline 146 lb (65 kg)


Formulas: used to calculate Fit Factor.

For individual: Fit Factor = % body weight lost + % body fat lost

For Team: Team Fit Factor = % body weight lost + % body fat lost + Fit Factor Points earned during Team Challenges

Abbreviations: FFP – Fit Factor Points

Red Team: 733 lbs
Blue Team: 891 lbs

Challenges

Challenge Red Team Blue Team
Obstacle Course won
Prisoner Rescue won
Prisoner Escape won
Art of War won
Fit Club Games won

Individual Leader

week Name
1 Nicole Eggert
2 Kevin Federline
3 Kevin Federline
4 Kevin Federline
5 Jay MacCarroll

Team Lead

Week Team Fit Factor
1 Red 28.1
1 Blue 16.3
2 Red 20.5
2 Blue 32.4
3 Red 52.6
3 Blue 56.0
4 Red 101.1
4 Blue 88.1
5 Red 83.0
5 Blue 83.7

Overall Chart

Contestant Height Start
Weight (lbs)
Start
Fat Percent
Goal
(lbs)
Week Pounds
Lost
Final
Fat Percent
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Sebastian Bach 6’3” 223 28% 40 219 217 214 211 210
Bobby Brown 5’11’’ 199 26% 20 198 197 192 191 191
Nicole Eggert 5’2” 130 27% 20 127 126 124 124 127
Kevin Federline 6’0” 232 33% 30 226 222 218 215 212
Shar Jackson 5’4” 146 34% 20 143 140 140 137 134
Jay MacCarroll 6’0” 258 25% 30 251 244 240 238 231
Kaycee Stroh 5’3” 196 41% 30 193 190 185 184 180
Tanisha Thomas 5’5” 240 47% 35 236 236 229 229 228

Pounds Lost Per Week

Contestant Week Total Lbs
Lost
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Sebastian 4 2 3 3 1
Bobby 1 1 5 1 0
Nicole 3 1 2 0 +3
Kevin 6 4 4 3 3
Shar 3 3 0 3 3
Jay 7 7 4 2 7
Kaycee 3 3 5 1 4
Tanisha 4 0 7 0 1

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