Fat programs engulf our TVs

In the space of seven days, two separate reality TV shows have been unleashed upon the viewing public. They will be showing every week for the next few months focusing on extremely overweight individuals trying to change their lives and lose weight.

The Biggest Loser
Now in its seventh season, The Biggest Loser has in the past consistently won the ratings in its time slot for Channel Ten. With the new season moving away from the couples and family themes of the last three seasons and focusing on individuals, the show may be more relatable to the average Australian.

Excess Baggage
A brand new show on Channel Nine, eight ordinary Australians looking to lose weight are matched up with eight well-known celebrities, who also want shed some kilos. Channel Nine may be onto a winner with the fight to lose weight for an ordinary person combined with the pulling power of celebrities.

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