Surprise Game Changing Twist Tonight on "The Biggest Loser"
here to get 2 boxes of Hostess 100 Calorie packs
"THE BIGGEST LOSER 5" "515"
04/08/2008 (08:00PM - 10:00PM) (Tuesday) : SURPRISE GAME-CHANGING TWIST IN
LAST EPISODE BEFORE LIVE FINALE
GAME-CHANGING TWIST SURPRISES FINAL FOUR CONTESTANTS ON NBCS THE
BIGGEST LOSER: COUPLES ON THURSDAY, APRIL 8 (8-10 P.M. ET), THE LAST
EPISODE BEFORE THE LIVE SEASON FINALE ON APRIL 15
America to Vote on Who Third Finalist Will Be!
Plus, Famed Chef Rocco DiSpirito Returns to Fix Low-Calorie Versions of
the Final Four's Favorite Meals!
BURBANK, CA April 3, 2008 On Thursday, April 8 (8-10 p.m. ET),
in the last episode of NBC's "The Biggest Loser: Couples" before
the live finale on April 15, the final four contestants learn from host
Alison Sweeney of a final surprise twist that could completely change the
game for all of them.
The final four -- Alison Vincent (Mesa, AZ), Kelly Fields (Titusville,
FL), Mark Kruger (Dartmouth, MA) and Roger Schultz (Enterprise, AL) --
return from last week's trip to Australia without their trainers and
attempt to train themselves for their last week on the ranch. Celebrity
Chef Rocco Dispirito visits for the second time this season and teaches
the contestants how to make healthy versions of their favorite dishes
before heading home. And the contestants get emotional as they all watch
videos of their most memorable moments on campus, showing just how far
they've all come in their weight loss journeys.
Then they head to the final weigh-in, where two of the final four
players fall below the yellow line. But instead of them choosing which of
the players will be a finalist for the finale, Sweeney tells them about
one last game-changing twist that for the first time ever in
"Biggest Loser" history, America will determine who the third
finalist will be. Viewers will vote online at www.nbc.com on the two that
fall below the yellow line, with voting taking place for 48 hours
following the end of the east coast broadcast at 10 p.m. ET on April 8.
Who America chooses to be a finalist and who they choose to eliminate
will be revealed in the first five minutes of the live finale on April
The live finale of the team-themed "Biggest Loser" cycle will
air Tuesday, April 15 from 8-10 p.m. ET, when this season's "Biggest
Loser" will be revealed and win the $250,000 grand prize. The winner
of the "at home" $100,000 prize, a separate competition among
contestants who have already been eliminated, will also be announced at
the live finale.
Who they choose to be a finalist and who they
choose to eliminate will be revealed at the live finale on April 15.
Alison Sweeney is the host, and Bob Harper and
Jillian Michaels also star.
The new teams competing for the $250,000 grand prize are:
Brittany Aberle eliminated 3/18/08 (Hair stylist), 22, San Jacinto, California and
Bernardo Salazar Individually eliminated 3/4/08 (Teacher/Dancer for Chicago Bulls), 27, Chicago, Illinois
Curtis Bray (Graphic designer), 35, Los Angeles, and Mallory Bray
(Business owner), 36, Los Angeles HUSBAND AND WIFE Eliminated
Bette Sue Burkland (Hair stylist), 53, Mesa, Arizona and Alison Vincent
(Hair stylist), 32, Mesa, Arizona MOTHER AND DAUGHTER Eliminated
1/22/08 Ali returned 3/12
Jackie Evans Individually eliminated 2/5/08 (CEO of non-profit organization), 49, Frankfort, Illinois
and Dan Evans (Camp counselor/musician) Individually eliminated 3/25/08, 21, Frankfort, Illinois
MOTHER AND SON
Kelly Fields (Nurse), 38, Titusville, Florida and Paul Marks Individually eliminated
Support/Space Center), 43, Rockledge, Florida EX-WIFE AND EX-HUSBAND
Neill Harmer (Web developer), 28, Bethany, Oklahoma and Amanda Harmer
(teacher), 29, Bethany, Oklahoma HUSBAND AND WIFE Eliminated
Maggie King eliminated 3/18/08 (Camp counselor at a weight loss camp), 23, Denville, New
Jersey and Jennifer Widder Individually eliminated 1/29/08 (Assistant director at a weight loss camp), 22,
River Edge, NJ BEST FRIENDS
Mark Kruger Individually eliminated 2/26/08 but returned 3/12 (Aerial device sales representative), 35, Dartmouth,
Massachusetts and Jay Kruger Eliminated 4/1/08(Aerial device account manager), 31, Bedford,
Roger Shultz (Associate athletic director), 40, Enterprise, Alabama and
Trent Patterson Individually eliminated 2/12/08 (School safety and security coordinator), 39, Endicott,
New York FORMER FOOTBALL TEAMMATES
Lynn Westphal (Interior Decorator), 60, Elyria, Ohio and Jenni Westphal
(Nanny), 31, North Ridgeville, Ohio FATHER AND DAUGHTER Eliminated
"The Biggest Loser: Couples" is a production of Reveille LLC,
25/7 Productions and 3Ball Productions. Ben Silverman (NBC's "The
Office," "Ugly Betty"), Dave Broome ("A Model Life
with Petra Nemcova," "Tsunami Aid: A Concert of Hope"), JD
Roth ("Age of
Love," "Beauty and the Geek"), Todd A.
Nelson ("Unan1mous," "Beauty and the Geek") and Mark
Gladiators," "Shear Genius") serve as
Source: NBC Press Release