Help Wanted: ABC’s ‘Extreme Weight Loss’ Casting in Chicago

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The ABC reality show ?Extreme Weight Loss? (previously known as ?Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition?) is looking for applicants who want to lose at least 50 percent of their body weight over the course of a year.

If you?re interested, there will be a casting call for the show?s fifth season Feb. 22 at Dave & Busters in Chicago from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Applicants must be 18 years or older and are asked to bring a photo of themselves to the audition. And if you can?t make the casting call, you can always audition by submitting a video online at

The fourth season of ?Extreme Weight Loss? will be co-hosted hosted by Chris Powell and his wife Heidi.

2 Responses

  1. I am curious. Why should people have to wait until they are 200 pounds overweight to get help? I have 70 pounds to lose, and I would like to find a show that will help me before it gets that bad. My son, 25-years-old, also has a lot of weight to lose. We need to find fitness professionals who can help us now. I enjoy the Extreme Weight Loss show. It is very motivating, but, I have yet to see a show where they are willing to help people before they become so extremely obese. I guess it gets people watching, but, most people have under 100 pounds to lose. They need to see that they can do it too. The people who lose 200 pounds in one show are in need of help, of course, and I am glad to see them get it. Those of us who have gained weight, but not that much, need to see others like them doing it. Thank you for listening. Lori

    1. Hi Lori: Great question! People who have so much to lose are chosen because if they can lose soooo much weight, then those who have less to lose can definitely lose their extra pounds. And you don’t need a show to achieve your transformation goals! We have some awesome tools right here on this blog. Start here: And here’s a link to Chris and Heidi’s app, which is transformation in the palm of your hand – it comes with customized-to-you meal plans and workouts: You can do this!

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