Wednesday, February 22, 2012

BIGGEST LOSER: Contestants Threatening to Quit?

Talk about throwing your weight around. TMZ is reporting that the remaining contestants on this season's "The Biggest Loser" have walked off the show and are threatening to quit completely.
The supposed reason for their discontent is a secret twist reportedly planned by producers. The move would introduce former contestants back into the mix to compete for the $250,000 grand prize.
TMX reported that the remaining "Biggest Loser" contenders decided to bolt in the middle of shooting an episode because they think the twist could hurt their chances at the big prize. Now producers have shuttered production for a week to figure things out, reports TMZ.
If this is true, I'm amazed that "The Biggest Loser" producers are letting them get away with this. Don't they sign contracts? And I wouldn't be surprised if it turned out that Conda spurred the walkout.
From what I'm reading on other blogs and message boards, most fans would be happy if the producers said, "Good riddance!" to the remaining group, most of which have shown a talent for bullying and backstabbing. You've got to wonder if Joe saw the writing on the wall and that's why he packed up and went home rather than go through the treatment they've given other players.

I wonder if they walked out because they didn't want to face the people that they treated so poorly during the season.  Roy! Nancy! Lauren! You were class acts. Bringing some of you back might actually save this season. 

The "secret plot twist" wouldn't really be so unusual. There have been past seasons where eliminated contestants were able to come back. Last season, Ramon was eliminated but because he won the marathon, he was in the finals.

The next "Biggest Loser" episode, airing Feb. 28, finds the players returning home for 18 days with a challenge to lose 5 percent of their body weight.

1 comment:

Ellen said...

Just curious, but do you know how many weeks it takes for the shows to air, from the time they happened? Just wondering how many contestants there may actually be left on the show when this walk-out occurred?