Magda Szubanski has lost her million dollar contract with Jenny Craig.
The 53-year-old comedian will no longer be an ambassador for the weight loss company, Christine Sams reports for the Daily Telegraph.
A spokeswoman for Jenny Craig confirmed the news in a statement released to Mamamia.
“Jenny Craig and Magda Szubanski can confirm that their working relationship will not be continuing,” the spokesperson said.
“Magda will pursue her weight loss journey privately.”
The Kath and Kim actress dropped 35kg as an ambassador for the company between 2009 and 2011.
She famously walked away from her 2010 contract, when her goal was to lose 40 kilos but she put 12kg back on.
Speaking on 2DayFM’s Jules, Merrick & Sophie with Mel B breakfast show in March this year, she blamed a broken rib and “calorie amnesia” for her weight gain.
“You know, you’re busy, you’ve got long hours and it just creeps up, and then when you put the weight on, of course you don’t want to get off the couch and you don’t want to exercise,” she said.
“It just gains momentum, your portions get a bit bigger again and you start to forget — “calorie amnesia” as they call it.”
Szubanski signed onto a new weight loss campaign for Jenny Craig in March this year, a decision that a Jenny Craig spokesperson said the company did not regret.
“Absolutely not,” the spokesperson said in an email to Mamamia. “Magda is a person that has been a positive ambassador for the brand and she is a much-loved Australian icon.”
The spokesperson did not respond to Mamamia’s query about whether the decision was linked to Szubanski’s weight gain, and would not confirm when the deicison took place. “Details of the contact remain confidential,” she said.
One of Szubanski’s Jenny Craig ads from 2010: Szubanski speaks about her “calorie amnesia” in this clip from the 2Day show below: