The Biggest Loser – The Half Marathon Saw Some Teams Thrive And Others Crack
The reason they have to have the really really heavy contestants is that they bring the most drama, Cher the heaviest female in the house and Kevin Moore both look like they are struggling. It would be hard as they are lugging around excess baggage that most people would not be able to carry if it was luggage.
Even Commando admitted tonight he cannot lift 254 kilos. Would have thought he could bench press that with one hand. It is a wonder Kevin can even stand.
Also Cher may have a excuse for being morose and not just because her chocolate supply is cut off. In TV Week it reported she lost three or four friends in a car crash and the day she was meant to enter the house was the day of their funeral.
With Kevin looking like he is going to quit with Cher or Cherlisa not far behind, it does make you wonder what the success rate of the show is. TV Tonight actually asked Michelle Bridges this question in a recent interview.
She told TV Tonight:
“We have a very good success rate and I would say it’s more than 50%. That said, I liken it to winning the lottery. You can invest in it wisely or you can blow it up against the wall. It just depends on the individual,” she says.
“Some of the past contestants you never hear from again and you wonder ‘Is that because they’ve fallen off the rails?’ Or is because they’ve got their own life to lead now? But there are others you have a lot of contact with. Many of them have gone on to become personal trainers, believe it or not!”
She also talks about why she does not think the tears and breakdowns are a negative thing:
“The thing I’ve learned, without sounding cliché, is that the more breakdowns and breakthroughs you have, the more lessons you understand about who you are and who you no longer want to be, the more likely they are able to stick with it on the outside. So that’s why we ask people to open themselves to the process and not bottle it all up and keeping those brick walls up.
“Let’s find out what roadblocks you have and what games you’ve been playing with yourself and your loved ones.”
There was definite excess baggage for both Mark and Chris as they were trundling around the track. Chris who is the father needs to find a bit more maturity and/or learn how to communicate with his son. Mark was super keen and competitive and Chris could barely be bothered making an effort and he is not THAT big. Maybe it was a metaphor about his parenting skills as it was revealed he had only recently reconnected with his son. He just seems emotionless.
Mark was wanting to go faster and in the end Chris unhooked himself and Mark gave him a shove and looked like he wanted to deck him. However after this exchange there was a classic Commando moment, as after Chris said he wasn’t in a horse race and Mark retorted that they were in a race, and Commando grinned and gave the thumbs up to camera.
The challenge tonight was to run a half marathon in teams of three, they all had to run the circuit once and then it was up to the teams to decide who would won. The winning team would get a one kilogram advantage in the weigh in. It was a no brainer that Michelle Bridges red team was going to win as they did not have Cher or Kevin in it.
The teams that were impressive were Gerard and Todd, Robyn and Katie, and surprisingly Janet and Kirsten. Brett was seriously moping the whole way around and told Shannan to f**k off, and shoved him and nearly landed the personal trainer on his arse. His mother never says a word to him maybe that is why he is so obese because she never told him no.
I also noted tonight that Shannan’s infomercial where he was stretching on some blue elastic and talking about krill oil again had the Natures Way logo at the bottom of the screen. If you missed the previous episodes Truman Show like product placement read about it here.
Which teams are your favourites at the moment?
The Biggest Loser Australia on TEN Sunday to Tuesday at 7.30pm.