October 23, 2007 10:14 PM by Joe Blackmon
On the seventh episode of The Biggest Loser 4, host Alison Sweeney told
the contestants that there would be no more blue, black, and red
team. She said that the contestants would be re-divided into teams of
three, and whoever won the temptation would get to decide the division.
In the temptation, the contestants played a card game of high-low. The twist was that the contestants bet in calories, and they had to eat the amount of calories that they bet. Jez won the temptation with an Ace of Hearts. Jez divided the teams as follows: Dave, Kae, and Hollie; Amy, Julie, and Bill; Bryan, Nicole, Ryan; and Neil, Isabeau, and Jez.
Amy felt that trainer Kim Lyons tried to get her eliminated, so she switched to training with Jillian Michaels instead. In the challenge, one member of the new trio teams had to push the other two team members on a platform using a metal arm. The trio of Amy, Julie, and Bill won the challenge, and their prize was Bowflex home gym systems.
At the weigh-in, it was revealed that Neil had gained seventeen pounds. Because of Neil’s weight gain, his trio that also included Isabeau and Jez lost the weigh-in. The other three trios then had to vote to eliminate either Neil, Isabeau, or Jez. After denying purposefully losing the weigh-in to the other contestants, Neil revealed to the camera that he intentionally threw the weigh-in as part of a strategy with his original blue team.
At the elimination vote, Neil said “Everyone knows exactly what I did, the game is on.” By a vote of two to one, Jez Luckett was eliminated from The Biggest Loser. Jez said “I live my life consumed by fear, a fear of failing, a fear of succeeding. I wasn’t ready to leave, but you know, I leave with my character intact and my integrity and some raging triceps.”