"The weigh-in room is going to be a completely different ballgame with me at the steering wheel," Harper tells PEOPLE
“I’m super excited about taking the position of host on The Biggest Loser,” Harper, 50, tells PEOPLE exclusively.
Harper, who has been with the NBC reality weight-loss competition since it debuted in 2004, is making the move from trainer to host after it was announced longtime host Alison Sweeney would not be returning for season 17.
“I know all of the ins and outs [of the show],” he says. “And let me tell you, the weigh-in room is going to be a completely different ballgame with me at the steering wheel.”