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A cock and balls story from The Project

27 June 2012 4:32 PM, PDT | Encore Magazine | See recent Encore Magazine news »

To Sydney’s Comedy Store and Ten’s storming showcase from the team on The Project.

And the loudest heckles came from an unlikely source – with The Biggest Loser trainer Michelle Bridges having apparently warmed up early for the event. At one point – when Tom Ballard showed off his pasty white belly – Bridges yelled out “Shit!” loudly enough to make The Project regular and Triple J morning presenter wince.

But Dave Hughes probably had the most honest line of the night, telling the audience: ‘Thank fuck The Voice has finished.”

But Charlie Pickering had the biggest confession, telling the audience that his dark secret since the show began is that at the end of each episode,  he says goodnight, turns to his script and draws “a cock and balls”. He volunteered that it now comes so naturally, that on occasion he does it while maintaining eye contact with the night’s guest. »

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'Biggest Loser' Australian eliminated contestants return

9 April 2012 1:34 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Three former contestants from The Biggest Loser Australia have returned to the game. Brenda Hunt, Lydia Hantke and Rebekah Gilchrist all won the right to re-enter the weight loss reality television show in last night's episode. Hunt and Gilchrist were both eliminated weeks ago, while Lydia left The Biggest Loser compound last week. They then all joined a secret training group run by Shannan Ponton, beating other past contestants such as Luke Stephens and Hamish Elliott to get the chance to weigh in again. Former red team members Hunt and Hantke both rejoined the game after being the most successful weight losers that week, leaving Gilchrist, Lisa Ritherdon and Simon Hurley to face the vote. Housemates Margie Cummins, Graham Pilson, Alex Zorzi, Michelle Cortesao and Kasey Cheesman (more) »

- By Rebecca Davies

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'The Biggest Loser' eliminates another contestant

1 April 2012 4:13 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Lydia Hantke has left The Biggest Loser. The tourism manager from Tasmania, who lost 38.6kg during her time on the Australian weight loss reality TV show, was eliminated from the competition after falling below the yellow line alongside Michelle Cortesao. Hantke gained 400g and lost immunity after eating eight cupcakes during a temptation challenge. She was also unable to train for 24 hours after suffering a knee injury. Despite being eliminated, the 34-year-old was asked to join trainer Shannan Ponton's secret group of eliminated contestants, which currently features old competitors such as Selena Brown, Luke Stephens and Lisa Ritherdon. As part of this team, Hantke could win the right to return into the (more) »

- By Rebecca Davies

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'Excess Baggage' winners announced

1 April 2012 3:41 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Ajay Rochester and Matthew Palmer have won Excess Baggage. The Australian television presenter, who is best known for her role as the former host of The Biggest Loser, was teamed up with regular man Palmer in the reality weight loss series. Rochester and Palmer scored 102.8 points for their combined weight loss, body fat loss, waist loss and fitness levels, beating other celebrity finalists Darryn Lyons, Robert Dipierdomenico, Kevin Federline and their partners. The duo won $$100,000 (£65,000), half of which will go towards Rochester's chosen charity No Hate Campaign. After their defeat, Rochester wrote on her (more) »

- By Rebecca Davies

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'Biggest Loser' Aus Michelle Bridges to host 'Oprah'-style show?

28 March 2012 4:23 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Michelle Bridges from The Biggest Loser Australia has revealed that she plans to host her own television show. The 41-year-old personal trainer, who has been a regular on the weight loss reality show since 2007, said that she would like to use the series as a "platform" to help more people in an Oprah-style programme. Bridges told the Herald Sun: "The Biggest Loser has given me a platform to fulfil my ambitions, to get my message across to as many people as possible. "I'd love to think I can be a part of people's lives to help them get what they want." Bridges said that she has learned a lot about helping people during her work on the show, saying: "I'm finding there are a lot of Australians out there very unhappy and a lot of them are (more) »

- By Rebecca Davies

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Aussie 'Biggest Loser' team banished to the bush by fellow contestants

28 February 2012 6:51 PM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

The white team from the Australian version of The Biggest Loser has been banished to the bush by fellow contestants. Teammates Kasey Cheesman, Michelle Cortesao and Selena Brown, who lost fellow white team member Rebekah Gilchrist during an elimination in last night's episode, were told by the red team that they had to leave Camp Biggest Loser until the next weigh-in session. All contestants were woken up at midnight for a training session on the beach and were then told to race back to the house. The red team won the challenge, giving them the power over the game for the rest of the week. > Former 'Biggest Loser' star Lara Whalan: 'I feel sorry for Selena' Host Hayley Lewis told them: "You now must choose a team to leave Camp Biggest Loser immediately. That team will be banished from camp... until the (more) »

- By Rebecca Davies

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'Biggest Loser' Australia contestant ejected over alcohol issues

27 February 2012 7:22 PM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Luke Stephens has been kicked out of The Biggest Loser Australia. The 26-year-old hotel manager from Adelaide, who lost over 18kg during his time in the competition, was told that he had to seek "professional help" for a drinking problem after a party at the weight loss camp spiralled out of control. Trainer Shannan Ponton watched footage of the housemates gathering to celebrate the end of this week's challenge and was shocked to see the party transform from what he described as "good clean fun". Ponton said: "Luke's behaviour got worse and worse. We don't have alcohol at Camp Biggest Loser but Luke was slurring his words, he was stumbling. "He appeared to be drunk. I literally couldn't believe my eyes. [He was] losing control. Luke's disrespected me, Camp Biggest Loser, the blue team, but most (more) »

- By Rebecca Davies

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