ARARAT - Producers of The Biggest Loser will host an information session at the Ararat Performing Arts Centre on Wednesday night which will allow the community to ask questions about what the process will be when the hit television show comes to town this year.
Executive producer of The Biggest Loser, Stuart Clark said the meeting will reveal what the plans for the show are and what will unfold in the coming months.
"Everything and anything will be discussed," he said.
"We want to encourage local involvement from the people of this town both in front and behind the camera. We will discuss how the town will be portrayed.
"We want to make sure A - we have the support of the people of Ararat, and B - that everyone is happy with how things will be run.
"It will be a very transparent meeting, those attending can ask me anything."
Ararat Rural City Council mayor Ian Wilson and a number of councillors will also attend the meeting.
The Biggest Loser production team began holding auditions in Ararat earlier this week and will continue to meet with applicants in the coming weeks.
Mr Clark said about 100 applications had been received, however there is still room for more locals interested to come forward.
"We are leaving the casting process open so that if those that are a little bit hesitant want to come to the meeting and ask questions before they decide whether to apply they are welcome to," he said.
"We find that men are always a little bit cautious, so the meeting will be a good opportunity to get a better understanding of how things will work."
Producers are preparing for the town of Ararat to play a major role in series nine of the television program.
While the show's main contestants will spend time filming in Sydney, Mr Clark said it is hoped a number of members based in Ararat will also participate in the program.
"We want the town to have a legacy. The aim is to be able to lower type two diabetes by 25 per cent and lower heart and other obesity related diseases," he said.
"We want Ararat to be the model town when it comes to healthy rural communities."
The information evening will be held at the Ararat Performing Arts Centre on Wednesday, March 6 from 6-6.30pm.