Davina McCall is leading the search for new contestants to appear on ITV1 show The Biggest Loser.

Now in its third series, the weightloss programme is looking for 14 people to take part in the show, which includes an eight-week regime at a house in Leicestershire featuring up to five hours of exercise a day.

“I’m well chuffed to be hosting the Biggest Loser again,” said Davina. “Our trainers are so amazing and as last year’s winner proves, we offer contestants the opportunity to genuinely change their lives for the better.”

Contestants compete as couples, including best friends, parents and children and partners.

At the end of each week they take part in a ‘Weigh In’ and the couple that have lost the least weight leaves the competition.

After living in the house, contestants continue training and the winner is announced in a studio final hosted by Davina.

The last series was won by Wil Graham who lost eight and a half stone.

To apply, visit the Bigger Loser website.