The Biggest Loser – Contestants Removed But The Details Are Vague
The Biggest Loser for once kept a scandal under wraps until the series started screening this year. It has been reported in the SMH based on a story in New Idea that two teams were removed after filming had started due to an incident, however they were never seen on air.
The SMH writes:
Network Ten reality series The Biggest Loser has been affected by a scandal that resulted in at least two contestants and their families being removed from the series.
After weeks of rumours of an inappropriate relationship on the set of the series, Ten today admitted “an event” occurred early in this season’s production, involving “some contestants” which resulted in them being removed from the show.
It is believed none of the contestants seen on TV since the series premiered on March 17 was involved; the removal occurred before any episodes were screened.
“Very early in the process of putting together The Biggest Loser: The Next Generation, there was an event involving two contestants,” read a brief statement from Ten.
“In line with our strict duty of care obligations, the incident was referred to the relevant authorities. Therefore, we cannot comment any further other than to say that contestants were unable to continue with the show.”
It is believed planned segments of the series were rewritten to compensate for the missing families.
Last year Luke was left the series after he became aggressive after drinking alcohol and also Deryck Ward was removed after he had been charged with child porn offences, all traces of his appearance were removed in some interesting editing.
The Biggest Loser on TEN Sunday to Tuesday nights at 7.30pm.