Jillian Michaels Is Leaving 'The Biggest Loser' – Again

The trainer will not be returning to the NBC show in the fall, PEOPLE confirms

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When The Biggest Loser returns this fall, it’ll be missing one familiar face.

“After helping hundreds of contestants transform their lives and inspiring millions of viewers at home, The Biggest Loser and Jillian Michaels have decided to part ways and she will not be returning for season 16 when it airs in the fall,” NBC confirmed in a statement to PEOPLE.

In April, a source said Michaels, 40, was “deeply concerned about the direction the show has been taking” after winner Rachel Frederickson‘s appearance in the finale sparked backlash over her thin frame.

The trainer previously left the series after starting a family with partner Heidi Rhoades, but returned in 2013 for season 14.

A rep for Michaels declined to comment on her latest departure.

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