The Biggest Loser – A Weekly Weigh In On The First Episode Now That Is A Biggest Loser First
Ok I admit I spent a lot of time this episode pressing pause in the group shots to try and see if I could spot alleged child offender Deryck Ward or his sister on the show. Points go to Channel Ten as they certainly have exorcised the pair, but this has also meant that the first week of the show has now been squeezed into one episode.
Tomorrow night will be an elimination episode and I hope for Phobe and Jenni and Alan and Romi it was not a close vote and Deryck’s vote actually counted otherwise fear and loathing will be enamating from one of the couples. We will just have to wait and see how it all pans out.
On a positive note Hayley Lewis is a great choice as host of the show. She is genuine, warm and compassionate. Also very attractive. We saw more of trainer Michelle Bridges in the Burgen ads, but that was not a negative thing, as every newspaper and magazine I have picked up in the last month has had Michelle in it multiple times. She must be getting close to overexposure. The same cannot be said for Shannon Ponton, and I wonder if there is professional jealousy between them.
Anyway I did have all the teams and starting weights listed, but my blog crashed and I lost them so apologies. (Yes there was a lot of swearing and teeth gnashing when I realised that had occurred)
Therfore for the readers who need to know these things, Caitlin is the heaviest girl ever to be on the show, she is competing with her sister Dana. And Shannon is the heaviest contestant in the competition at over 204 kgs which is a lot of fat to carry for a 24 year old.
There first task was to run four kilometres, this was to get them thinking about The Biggest Loser wildcard challenge of running a 42 kilometre marathon, as a chance to get back in the competition.
The twin boys Joe and Rick crossed the finish line first in a respectable 37 minutes, with the 40 something old dads nipping at their heels.
Caitlin was the first contestant to hurl this season, and probably won’t be the last. But she did finish.
Shannon barely walked a few hundred metres before it all became to much for him and he lay down looking like he would not get up. Points to Shannon Ponton for getting him up to walk one kilometre. In fact they needed an extra pair of hands to get him off the ground.
Then it was time to check out The Biggest Loser headquarters and see who had been given the poison chalice of deciding who will get the double or nothing bracelets. Married couple Alan and Romi had to decide. They gave the nothing bracelet to Shannon. As they thought he needed to be here the most and wanted to protect him, and Alan decided to keep the double it bracelet himself as he did not want to give it to anyone to put a target on their back.
However he has done that to himself. It will be interesting to see if his nice guy strategy helps him in this week’s elimination.
I wonder when the producers/casting agents are going to decide when is a person going to be too big to do the rigorous exercise regime. As Shannon looks like he needs to be highly monitored. Lucky for Shannon he does have youth on his side.
Then it was straight through to the weekly weigh in. The two forty year old dad’s were this weeks biggest losers ie they lost the most percentage of body fat.
Jenni and Phobe who are aunty and niece, and Romi and Alan are the two couples that fell below the yellow line and therefore are up for elimination tomorrow night.
The interesting question will be how they will handle the second weigh in and elimination episode? This was when Deryck and his sister left the show. I know I will be watching to see what happens.
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