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'Biggest Loser' Australian eliminated contestants return

'Biggest Loser' Australian eliminated contestants return
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)
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'The Biggest Loser' eliminates another contestant

'The Biggest Loser' eliminates another contestant
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)
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'Biggest Loser's Lara Whalan upset at Luke Stephens alcohol bust

'Biggest Loser's Lara Whalan upset at Luke Stephens alcohol bust
Lara Whalan has revealed her disappointment at Luke Stephens's eviction from The Biggest Loser. Stephens was kicked out of the Australian weight loss competition last week for sneaking alcohol into the house and getting drunk. Past contestant Whalan said that she was upset at Stephens because she thought he was a strong contender for the Biggest Loser title. Whalan wrote in her official blog: "It's really such a shame, because I'd honestly picked Luke to be the force to be reckoned with this season. He's a powerhouse. I bet he is regretting his drinking binge now." > Former 'Biggest Loser' star Lara Whalan: 'I feel sorry for Selena' She also revealed that she hopes Stephens gets some professional "help on the outside" for his drinking problem, adding: "It's such an opportunity to get (more)
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We take a brief look at this week's Australian TV news.

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Being Lara Bingle

Brace yourselves; Aussie model Lara Bingle will be on your screens in her own reality show all too soon.

Airs: all too soon

The Biggest Loser

So, contestant Luke Stephens was kicked off The Biggest Loser this week because he smuggled alcohol in and got drunk. He sounds like the biggest loser to us!

Airs: weekdays, 7pm Aedst

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'Biggest Loser' Australia contestant ejected over alcohol issues

'Biggest Loser' Australia contestant ejected over alcohol issues
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)
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'Biggest Loser's Ryan Preuss: 'I was eliminated for being the outcast'

'Biggest Loser's Ryan Preuss: 'I was eliminated for being the outcast'
The Biggest Loser Australia's Ryan Preuss has revealed that he was an "outcast" during his time on the weight loss show. The 29-year-old sales representative from Brisbane was eliminated from the competition earlier this week. He started the show as the heaviest contestant in international Biggest Loser history. Preuss said that he couldn't help but feel let down by his fellow housemates for unanimously voting him out, especially after he offered to put himself up for elimination over Luke Stephens, who actually got the lowest body percentage weight loss. He said in his official exit interview: "I'll be honest; I felt towards the end of my time there that I was the outcast of the group. "I think that's possibly because everyone else was opening up and sharing stuff about themselves, and I don't do that even with (more)
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'The Biggest Loser' Australia eliminates another contestant

'The Biggest Loser' Australia eliminates another contestant
Ryan Preuss has left The Biggest Loser Australia. The 29-year-old sales representative from Brisbane, who is the heaviest contestant ever to take part in the weight loss contest anywhere in the world, was eliminated in a unanimous vote after going head-to-head against black team member Graham Pilson. Preuss put himself up for elimination instead of teammate Luke Stephens, despite Stephens losing a smaller weight percentage than him. Preuss said: "[Luke] put in more than I did. It's not his fault that he got a small number. "We had an agreement within our team that the person with the lowest percentage would be here and I couldn't live with myself if Luke was sent home and I was still here. For me, it was about honour." In a last attempt to keep his place in the competition, Preuss warned the female contestants voting that he was not (more)
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'The Biggest Loser' contestant chooses money over show

'The Biggest Loser' contestant chooses money over show
James Moore has decided to leave The Biggest Loser. The 22-year-old musician from Adelaide, who ate 1,000 calories during a 'temptation' challenge last week in order to secure the cash prize, was shocked when he was forced to choose between $$30,000 (£20,000) in gold bullion or his place in the competition. After choosing to leave The Biggest Loser, Moore told his fellow contestants that he would weigh "80kg" by the finale, adding: "Camp Biggest Loser has been such a phenomenal experience. I've learnt so much in this short period of time. I'm keen to prove everyone wrong." His teammate Luke Stephens said: "I'm annoyed that James has come here and taken a spot from someone else who would have given the money back because they know that they need to be here. To be honest, I think that James will be (more)
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