Nearly all of the remaining contestants on this season’s Biggest Loser are reportedly on strike. They walked off the show and are threatening to quit because the producers threw them a twist they couldn’t handle: The show would bring back previous contestants to compete for the grand prize of $250,000. Isn’t this season called “No Excuses?!”
Sure, it may not be completely fair, but it’s a reality game show. And more importantly, it’s a weight loss show. This season just can’t seem to get passed the drama and game-playing, and focus on what really matters: losing weight and improving lives.
What do former ‘Loser’ contestants think about the supposed strike? John Forger, who at 66-years-old was the oldest man to compete on the show last season, is appalled by the situation, telling TMZ:
“It’s not about [money]. What it’s really about, for most of us, is the change in our lifestyle, and being able to get rid of obesity.”
John adds, “For most of us, it’s about health. Would I walk off the show for the money? ABSOLUTELY NOT.”
For a season focused on a no excuse mantra, these contestants have some serious gym time to make up for. They’re only hurting themselves during their time back home or wherever they ran away to, but still, I hope Dolvett and Bob are ready!