January 06, 2009 09:00 AM by Joe Reality
The Biggest Loser is back for a seventh season on NBC. Once again the contestants will consist of teams of two. The couples will include mother/daughter, father/son, sisters, best friends, grandparents, cousins, an engaged couple and former models.
In the season premiere, The Biggest Loser 7 contestants will learn about some shocking new twists in store for them. Bob Harper and Jillian Michaels return as trainers to work with the eleven new couples, who have a combined weight of more than 3.5 tons.
There are several firsts for The Biggest Loser on the seventh season. Sixty-three year old grandparents will be the oldest players ever on the show, and an eighteen year old will be the youngest male contestant to take part in the show. In addition to breaking age barriers, this season will also break weight barriers. A 379 pound woman will be the heaviest female ever on the show, and a 454 pound man will be the heaviest contestant in the history of the show.
There is also plenty of drama on the season premiere, as one of the contestants experiences a health scare. In the beginning of the episode, the contestants will go to the gym to start working out on their own. However, Bob Harper and Jillian Michaels are secretly watching the contestants via hidden camera. The biggest shock of all comes though when Alison Sweeney announces the season’s biggest twist at the first weigh-in. The Biggest Loser 7 premieres on Tuesday, January 6 from 8 PM to 10 PM ET on NBC.
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