Comeback for Ajay Rochester?

By David Knox on November 15, 2011 / Filed Under News 15

Is former Biggest Loser host Ajay Rochester set for a comeback to Australian TV?

That’s the whisper TV Tonight is hearing….

Rochester is rumoured to be hosting Excess Baggage, Nine’s new celebrity diet show set to air in 2012.

The show pairs a celebrity with a non-celebrity as both try to lose weight.

A week ago she wrote on Twitter: “Hey twitophiles…I know I’ve been quiet but for good reason…stay true & u will no all 1st! Off the grid for a while #trust xx”

Names attached to the series so far include Christine Anu, former Australian Idol winner Kate Dearaugo, former AFL player Robert ‘Dipper’ Dipierdomenico, paparazzo Darryn Lyons, comedian Gabby Millgate and Britney Spears’ ex Kevin Federline.

On the weekend there were reports that Federline caused a stir with a naked swim at The Olsen Hotel in South Yarra.

A Nine spokeswoman told the Herald Sun the production company, FremantleMedia, had spoken to hotel management and no complaint had been registered.

UPDATED: Ajay Rochester will be a guest on Excess Baggage with singer and Getaway presenter Kate Ceberano now tipped as host.


  1. Dr Heckle November 24, 2011 at 11:32 am -

    re: tweet of “stay true & u will no all 1st!” I hate it when public image types can’t spell words like “know”. It just makes me so angury.

  2. Kev November 15, 2011 at 8:48 pm -

    Geez, we set the bar low for what passes as a celebrity these days.

  3. Chris November 15, 2011 at 7:15 pm -

    Looks like that whole “Go over to America and become the next Oprah” thing didn’t quite pan out.

  4. Amir November 15, 2011 at 4:55 pm -

    KFed? Seriously!?

  5. MuchoTB November 15, 2011 at 4:02 pm -

    “Excess Baggage”? More like ‘Celebrity Circus’, season two.

    Nine’s ‘Big’ struggled to get above 600k earlier this year, I doubt this will do any better

  6. realistic on reality November 15, 2011 at 3:10 pm -

    Do you really expect A list celebs to go on reality TV? Of course it’s D list celebs. They’re more entertaining anyway. They don’t care anymore about maintaining a front and will say anything.

  7. Secret Squïrrel November 15, 2011 at 1:23 pm -

    I just don’t comprehend this apparent obsession with D-listers.

  8. Lucio November 15, 2011 at 11:48 am -

    Ooh yeah! A perfect fit for Nine ;-)

  9. Vanessa November 15, 2011 at 11:43 am -

    Thanks for the heads up. I need to know in advance when to watch the paint dry.

  10. PT Ryan November 15, 2011 at 11:25 am -

    Maybe she’ll have learned to read an autocue in the interim.

  11. deedeedragons November 15, 2011 at 11:06 am -

    I always found her annoying.

  12. Steve November 15, 2011 at 9:24 am -

    Will this be in the same ilk as Celebrity Dog School?
    Well we know how well that went.

  13. HTFU November 15, 2011 at 8:54 am -

    say it aint so

  14. roaringdave November 15, 2011 at 8:25 am -

    No thanks.

  15. Ruddeger November 15, 2011 at 7:41 am -

    With the names attached to the show perhaps it should be renamed ‘Where Are They Now’ or ‘Whatever Happened to’ [obviously they got tubby].
    Yet another show with D-Grade celebs.

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