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Guest Blog Post By Gabby Millgate – Excess Baggage -The First Elimination

Tonight was the first elimination from Excess Baggage – and Gabby Millgate tells us about Brant and John. Love it, and Gabby sign me up to the Bay Fun run.

Over to you Gabby:

Tonight we said goodbye to two much loved competitors the Grey team John Rose and Brant Webb. From the get go John knew Brant was off his chops because they were Brants first words to John when they met in the Kimberly (the place not the lady).

John would greet everyone with a “howzit goin’ champ?”

Everyday and together we devised a compliment game. I would say “my goodness John, your earlobes are angelic”. And he would say ” why thank you and you have quite an angelic presence yourself”. Then we would score the compliments and declare a winner.

And Brant was Brant.

Tonight The Judges said they had not seen the real Brant, that is because he is unreal and just like dogs know dogs Brant knew me (Well without the sniffing and licking).

I had the pleasure of spending some time with his wife when she visited the set. The best couple I have ever seen. Married at 17 and he’s happy & she’s happy! I want to be them when I grow up.

There’s lots of speculation as to why Brant said he didn’t need to stay. He only needed to stay for John and us. We needed him for that too.

They’re not dead and this is not a eulogy…it’s a declaration of admiration for two of the most wonderful men I have ever met.

I’m also very proud to have won $10 000 for my charity CMRI

I hope to be doing a fun run to raise more money for them as the work they do is searching for a cure for childhood illnesses, most likely the Bay Run in Drummoyne Sydney.

Let me know if you’d like to do your own with me in your community once the show is finished.


1 smauge { 03.02.12 at 8:42 am }

So did Brant’s health improve at all while he was on the show?

2 Mia { 03.02.12 at 11:04 am }

I absolutely loved watching John and Brant. The epitome of great Aussie mateship. I’ll really miss their humour. Can’t wait to see them at the finale.

3 Gabby { 03.02.12 at 12:59 pm }

Hello Smauge
I don’t know. we’ll have to see at the finale. I”l def have to go visit him in Tassi.

4 Gabby { 03.02.12 at 1:09 pm }

Hi Mia…Channel 9 will be showing Beaconsfield the tele movie about Brant and Todd. I reckon we’ll get to see more mateship there too. Can’t wait. The guy who played Kenny is playing Brant. I forgot to mention that Brant and John had a very interesting way of firing each other up. In the Balloon challenge in the hunter Brant jumped ontop of john and started slapping him around the man boobs because he wasn’t doing something right. I just thought that’s what men did. I call it “sport talk”. It’s why Darryn always yelled at Lisa like a seargent major. It just doesn’t work on chicks. we get activated by other things. Once I slapped a cute camera-man on the butt running past him because I knew the thrill would give me energy.( and it did become easier to run. )
Is life a battlefield or a playground?
For men: Battlefield. It gives them energy.
For women: Playground…we are delightfully energetic when we’re happy.

5 Christian M { 03.02.12 at 1:18 pm }

Love the blog and comments Gabby. Very well said. See you soon!

6 Mia { 03.02.12 at 2:39 pm }

@Gabby – I’m looking forward to the Beaconsfield telemovie. Shane Jacobson as Brant was a perfect piece of casting.

7 Lisa { 03.02.12 at 3:12 pm }

I liked Brant. He has a great energy around him. I guess his life at home is happy and it shows.

Gabby is way too hard on herself. She is not Muriel’s sister. She is beautiful inside and out. Very sweet, very compassionate.

8 Rachel Webb { 03.02.12 at 4:53 pm }

Gabby you are the jewel in my tiara. love Rach xxxx

9 MJ { 03.02.12 at 11:11 pm }

I watched the show and think it is fabulous that the Green Machine did sooo amazingly well. Well done to you both. It just goes to show that people like Ben who help others get there in the end. Love your words on the Grey team in this blog Gabby. They certainly made an impression and were a great team to watch. Will be sad to see them go. Wish your show was not going to be shortened! Is there somewhere we can send a message to channel 9?

10 Reality Raver { 03.03.12 at 12:58 am }

Guest – you have had another comment removed due to potential spoilers in it. I would appreciate if you did not put these things up on my blog.

11 Nathan { 03.03.12 at 9:05 am }

I disagree with the judges and thought we did see the real Brant. You couldn’t get any more real. He’s just happy to be alive! We will miss him too :)

12 sue N { 03.03.12 at 1:47 pm }

my comment disappeared??? or am I losing the plot??? ;-)…turns out I am, it is on the earlier excess baggage blog by Gabby- crawling back into my hole now!! 😉

13 Reality Raver { 03.03.12 at 1:55 pm }

Sheesh Sue N you just freaked me out thinking I had deleted one of your comments.

14 littlepetal { 03.03.12 at 2:16 pm }

I have not been watching EB. After all these week, this is the first elimination??? So how long is this program going?

15 MJ { 03.07.12 at 9:51 pm }

Gabby tonight I watched you high jump. Well blo@dy done! I loved your Julia Gillard impression when things were getting a bit heated with the Pink team and your effort at lawn bowls… well… Im sure your grandma would be proud. Hang in there and I hope you and Ben keep it up!

16 PollyB { 03.08.12 at 10:55 am }

Hi Gabby
Is Kate as big a bully as she appeared to be towards her partner re the discuss throwing last night? Or is it editing? She didn’t come across well at all.

17 Gabby { 03.10.12 at 12:29 pm }

No Poly B Kate is not a bully. They were just emotional and misunderstood where the other was coming from. Kate has been an amazing support for Sarah and even offered to get her a personal trainer over the christmas break. Sarah can be explosively emotional but that is something I have seen her really work hard to be aware of. She has been developing strategies with Dr Tim to handle things in a way to get better results. Sarah and Kate-I love them both dearly I i know we will all keep in touch once the shows over