Ciara becomes the new face of Operation Transformation
Greystones GP Ciara Kelly will be the new medical professional on the coming series of Operation Transformation.
Fellow Wicklow woman Dr. Eva Orsmond left the programme after six years following the last series.
While Dr. Eva was very much of the 'tough love' philosophy, Ciara said she will have a gentler approach.
'You're not necessarily going to hear us saying "cop on" this year,' she said, referring to one of Eva's harsher moments during last year's series.
The mum-of-four explained that she knows what it is to lose weight, having slimmed down by three stone after having her children.
Karl Henry will return this year, as well as John Murray on the radio, presenter Kathryn Thomas, psychologist Dr. Eddie Murphy and dietician and new girl Aoife Hearne.
When the show gets started early in the new year, five finalists will lead the country to a healthier lifestyle over two months.