biggest loser santa claus 'The Biggest Loser' Season 13 features no partners. And Santa Claus.During “The Biggest Loser: Battle of the Ages” finale Tuesday night (Dec. 13) on NBC, host Alison Sweeney announced the twist for next season – no partners. The pairs that come on the show will be competing against each other, with one member of the pair being trained by Dolvett Quince and one being trained by Bob Harper.

In addition to that twist, there is also … Santa Claus? A man whose beard is obviously real, perhaps he plays Santa every year? But as he collapses during a workout, the jokes already start about kids crying because “The Biggest Loser” killed Santa.

What do you think, “Biggest Loser” fans? Do you like the splitting up of the partners? Or does that take away from one of the driving forces behind the show?

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TV critic by way of law school, Andrea Reiher enjoys everything from highbrow drama to clever comedy to the best reality TV has to offer. Her TV heroes include CJ Cregg, Spencer Hastings, Diane Lockhart, Juliet O'Hara and Buffy Summers. TV words to live by: "I'm a slayer, ask me how."