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Celebrity Fit Club (U.S. TV series)

Celebrity Fit Club
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 56
Producer(s) ITV Studios
Running time 60 minutes
90 minutes (Finale)
Original channel VH1
Original release January 9, 2005 (2005-01-09) – April 5, 2010 (2010-04-05)

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.


  • Synopsis 1
  • Panel 2
    • Members 2.1
    • Former members 2.2
  • Seasons 3
    • Season 1 - 2005 3.1


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.

At one point during each of the first five seasons, a team trade-off was initiated, in which the fit clubbers voted one member off their team. The teammate with the most votes are then traded to the other team. In the case of a tie, the team captain made the final vote. After Season 1, a new rule was enforced prohibiting fit clubbers from voting for themselves. In Season 5, in order to balance the gender-based teams, a new twist was added, which allowed traded fit clubbers to choose a teammate from their old team to join their new team. In Season 6, Harvey did the trade-off himself while Season 7 did not have one.



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)


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%)
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.

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