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Jillian Michaels on her new E! series: 'It's a lot of fun'

The personal trainer's new show, "Just Jillian," premiered in January.
By Annie Martin Follow @littlemannie   |   Feb. 10, 2016 at 11:52 AM
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AUCKLAND, New Zealand, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- Jillian Michaels says her E! series, Just Jillian, has been a good opportunity and a lot of fun.

The 41-year-old personal trainer discussed the project with reporters while promoting the show in Auckland, New Zealand. Michaels is best known for The Biggest Loser, but left the NBC reality competition amid some controversy in 2014.

"When you think of me, there are generally two schools of thought," the star told the audience. "One is, 'Ahh, she's a monster, she's a [expletive], I hate her guts,' and the other one is, 'She changed my life, she's a hero, she's my savior.'"

"[Just Jillian is] definitely inviting a new audience, hopefully maintaining a core fanbase and definitely losing a few, and that's okay," she said. "You know, this is who I am, these are the people in my life... you can't please everyone all the time."

Michaels quit The Biggest Loser after 12 seasons, later explaining she disagreed with the show's treatment of contestants and her portrayal on the series. Just Jillian will instead follow the personal trainer in her daily life with partner Heidi Rhoades and their two children.

"It's honestly a lot of fun. It's about the comedy of errors that occur as we go about trying to be the best co-worker, the best parent, the best significant other, the best daughter, the best friend," she explained. "You know, really normalizing the things that some might feel uncomfortable or ashamed about."

Just Jillian premiered in January, and airs Tuesdays at 10 p.m. ET. This week's episode saw the star cheer on friend and UFC fighter Tito Ortiz at his match, overcome a major hangover and react to Heidi buying three more chickens for their house.

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