Published on Mar 11, 2012
The Biggest Loser UK 2012
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Tuesday, 31 January 2012, 9:00PM - 10:00PM
So we're passed the halfway mark, it's week five on the Biggest Loser and the competition is growing as their weight is diminishing.
The growing divide in the house throwing pressure on both the contestants and the trainers after Rob Edmonds' Black Team made a controversial elimination decision last week. Rob, unhappy with their choice, ensures that his team are given their just deserts for making such a contentious choice and losing the weekly challenge.
He wakes the contestants up at the crack of dawn and sets them off on a hike in the pitch black. Whilst the other contestants are waking up, the Black Team is already in the middle of the woods attempting to erect a tent under the watchful eye of taskmaster Rob. One of his team members is worried that the great outdoors will not bring the same weight loss results as the gym and is desperate to return to 'normality'. But is Rob's punishment a mere disguise for wanting to toughen his team up and strengthen their bond?
Back at the house, the contestants notice the Black Teams' absence but carry on with their gruelling daily training schedule as usual. Trainer Richard Callender reminds his Blue team 'no matter how tired you are, remember, Rob is doing far worse.' The White team begin to recognise one another's qualities creating an air of confidence and unity amongst themselves. Eventually, the Black Team returns back from Rob's camping trip to a frosty reception from their fellow contestants.
This weeks' challenge forces the competitors to throw themselves headfirst towards the ultimate prize of immunity. The Challenge 'Sprint and Slide' involves a waterslide, a buzzer and a very steep hill! The Teams take part in time limited rounds, with one team member participating per round but as the challenge goes on the rounds get shorter. The first person that can't press the button in the allotted time means that their team will face a two pound weight disadvantage at the Weigh- in. In contrast to this, the team who are last standing at the end of 'Sprint and Slide' will receive a two pound advantage.
However this isn't the end of the contestants' worries as this week there's an unexpected twist at the elimination; as always the highest percentage weight loss team is safe, but what will happen to the remaining teams?
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