But that didn't stop Michaels from scooping everyone last week, when she tweeted that she was leaving. The media in attendance was barred from discussing the departure until Monday's formal announcement of Season 11.Season 16 of marks the third time Jillian Michaels opted out of training new contestants, but Harper is confident the series will continue to flourish even without her tough love techniques."I've worked with Jillian since the very beginning, so of course I'm going to miss her," Harper said.'s new contestants into shape — whether they like it or not! 11 premiere, Harper debuted a new role for the season and will train eliminated players at Comeback Canyon in an effort to get them back into the competition.PHOTOS: Jaw-dropping Biggest Loser makeovers "This is going to be the most competitive season, because the ex-athletes are the ones who are so committed to the process.
"Rachel's health is, and always has been, my main concern and her journey to good health has not yet ended!! "I'm going to continue doing what I've always done." PHOTOS: Enviable celebrity bodies Last February, Michaels was quick to criticize season 15 winner Rachel Frederickson for losing a whopping 155 lbs.on the show, but as Harper explains, there's only so much the trainers can do to guide a contestant's weight loss journey.Following Frederickson’s win, Michaels voiced her strong opinions over the winner’s shocking weight loss. ” she asked in an interview with According to Michaels, her decision wasn’t as much influenced by the seasons’ controversial results, but rather the way she was being portrayed on the show. You saw the tough, and you saw the love.” In recent episodes, however “you saw none of the relationships, none of the bonds that I build with my clients. MNBC has not yet announced whether fellow trainers Bob Harper and Dolvett Quince are returning, or who will replace Michaels in the upcoming 16th season.