SET NEWS Exclusive! Spoiler Alert!
Professional fitness trainer Jillian Michaels who is best known for her tough-as-nails weight-loss regimen to those who have worked under her will be seen on syndicated daytime talk show/medical show “The Doctors” as a permanent member on the panel starting September 12, 2011 when the new season begins.
HOLLYWOOD JUNKET was on the set during filming of two of the new episodes. The first thing that viewers of “The Doctors” will noticed this season is the change in the panel. Regulars Dr. Travis Stork, Dr. Lisa Masterson, Dr. Andrew Ordon will be joined by newbies Jillian Michaels and psychologist Dr. Wendy Walsh. Other series regular pediatrician Dr. Jim Sears keeps a low-profile and only sets foot onto the stage during specific segments that require his expertise.
So far, the new additions to “The Doctors” team has given the show a new feel. Topics that were covered while we were on set included: Swinger parties as part of a “Party” themed episode; and a very enlightening episode about the appearances of women and how stereotypes play into them with a group of women in the audience.
Michaels brings a realist point-of-view to such topics while voicing her strong opinions backed by life-experiences. Her skills at getting into the psychology of people is well suited for the guests on “The Doctors”. She displayed this while telling one young lady that she was not being truthful about why she was uncomfortable with her appearance. Michaels has also added fowl language to the show which will get “bleeped” or edited-out. A photograph was shown of Michaels of her when she was an over-weight youngster. The episode also included a prank by the Doctors who fooled the audience with a fake make-over on a professional model.
Other health topics viewers of “The Doctors” can expect to see be discussed this season include: Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Chicken Pox, Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, and Botox – which Michaels openly admitted to getting herself by her doctor whom she named on the show. Michaels stated that she also gets the Botox shots injected under her arms to prevent sweating.
“My greatest passion is helping people live their healthiest, happiest lives by empowering them with information and support,” said Michaels in a statement. “This is literally the most informative show in daytime, and it allows me to continue to educate people on how to make powerful health choices enabling them to take control of not only their physical well-being, but every facet of their lives.”