Excess Baggage – What No Weigh Ins?
Well we have been seeing the advertisements for Excess Baggage for months and we now know it will work. And it would appear its format is very different from The Biggest Loser.
For one thing there will be no scales! Which is interesting as how do you get the drama of seeing the big numbers fall on the scales in what is meant to be a weight loss series.
Contestants won’t be scored on weight loss; their success will be measured on body fat percentage, waist circumference and fitness levels, and will be encouraged to gain lean muscle.
Also there are “no forced diets and no ‘lockdown’” that removes them from everyday temptations which appears to be having another slap at that other weight loss show.
With teams undertaking challenges to gain points, one by one the bottom pair will be eliminated until one couple remain. This must means the judges and the produces can do some fiddling to keep the favourites in. Well I hope that is the case but only if it goes to keeping my favourites or the entertaining ones in.
The judges and mentors of the show will be nutritionist Joanna McMillan, trainer Christian Marchegiani, psychologist Dr Tim Sharp and cardiologist Dr Ross Walker as judges and mentors.
It will be the battle of the six-packs between Christian Marchegiani and Loser’s Commando. I investigated this crucial issue for my readers, after all I am a professional, via twitter when I asked Christian which of them had the better six-pack. He told me to watch to find out…
Excess Baggage will hoping the exotic Australian locations and the mix of celebrities teamed up with real people with real heartwarming stories will lure the viewers away from fatties looking for love. Expect if Loser ratings drop for stories to emerge in the media about the romances in the house. In fact if anyone knows anything about the rumoured romances contact me…..
However where there are similarities, which is the cash prize. Each week the winning team will get $10,000 to go towards the celebrities chosen charity, and at the end of the series, the winning team will be awarded $100,000, with the non-celeb pocketing $50,000 and the celebrity giving $50,000 to a charity of their choice.
RED TEAM: International Paparazzo Darryn Lyons and Lisa Giammaria
YELLOW TEAM: Singer Christine Anu and Nathan Pamenter
BLUE TEAM: Renowned backing dancer Kevin Federline and Renae Pratt
GREEN TEAM: Actress and Comic, Gabby Milgate and Ben Jones
PURPLE TEAM: TV Presenter Ajay Rochester and Matthew Palmer
PINK TEAM: Singer Kate DeAraugo and Sarah Robinson
GREY TEAM: Beaconsfield Miner Brant Webb and John Rose
ORANGE TEAM: AFL Legend Robert ’Dipper’ DiPierdomenico and Lana Pilakis
I get the feeling Gabby Milgate who has been getting limited pre-show publicity will be a favourite just because most Australian’s have a piece of her in their heart from her iconic line “You’re terrible Muriel”.
Which celebrity do you think you will like or dislike?
Excess Baggage starts on Channel NINE on Monday 30 January 2012.