The Biggest Loser Final On Tonight And Richard Is Not Happy
The Biggest Loser finale is on tonight and the finalists are Richard and Amber, Gerald and Todd and Robyn and Kate.
It would be great to see the green team win as they have come across as the nicest but maybe Robyn was the smartest.
Richard has been giving out reality TV gold quotes this week in the gossip magazines and that is what makes reality TV contestants sometimes more interesting then the host and judges of the show.
In the Women’s Day he spoke about how the way he was portrayed on the show has resulted in online hate see previous blog post on that here. However now I have the hard copy in my hands he also states has more to say.
The article states:
Richard claims the show is “100 per cent fake” – from the moment producers covered his family coffee table in fast food, to refilming scenes because the team was “too happy”. While they expected that, to a degree, he says, “We couldn’t escape.
“The whole series is more of a game show than a catalyst for changing generational obesity.”
He is being a bit unfair, obviously he out of all the contestants this season would be aware of what The Biggest Loser is like and how reality TV works. In fact he used it as a game by creating alliances to get as far as he could. But on the plus side he has also lost a third of his body weight as has Amber. He should be insisting that Shine/TEN give Amber some ongoing psychological support to assist her with transitioning from the show and dealing with the online negativity.
He also weighed in on the Michelle Bridges and Commando affair in New Idea saying:
“It was obvious from back in mid-January, not long after we moved into Camp Biggest Loser, that there was a serious spark between them,” says salesman Richard, 46.
“From week three all the contestants noticed Michelle and Commando giggling and whispering together. It was serious come-to-bed eyes – from both of them.’
However, it was later in the series, Richard says, that the behaviour between the pair really steamed up and Michelle has confirmed her relationship with Steve turned romantic during that time.
“After the makeover episodes, Michelle was getting into the white wine. She and Commando were supposed to be meeting our families but she, Steve and his oldest daughter left together, without telling anyone,’ notes Richard, whose daughter Amber backs up the claims.
Michelle and The Commando’s decision to leave their partners doesn’t shock Richard.
‘There was something there early on, Michelle and Steve were always very quick to leave set – together. On the way to NZ, they sat huddled next to one and another while Shannan [Ponton] sat on his own. They’d sit together whenever we drove anywhere and they were contstantly giggling and flirting. I’ve got no doubt that this thing between them has been going on for a while.”
What is interesting is just how big a story the Commando/Michelle Bridges romance is I certainly did not realise it. Maybe if they had admitted it weeks ago the story would have been done and dusted now but maybe that was the point to generate some continuing publicity.
The Biggest Loser finale on TEN tonight at 7.30pm.