April 18, 2012 05:42 PM by Lisa Princ
Last night on NBC‘s The Biggest Loser, we watched the mutiny take place and Mark Cornelison as well as Buddy Shuh left the show. Earlier, Mark Cornelison shared his thoughts, and now it was Jeremy Britt’s turn. Jeremy discussed all the drama in his post-elimination interview. Read on to hear what Jeremy had to say!
Jeremy Britt was eliminated last night on The Biggest Loser, just shy of the finale, as he was beat out by Kim and his own sister, Conda. After all the drama that took place, Jeremy shared his thoughts today with reporters. What did Jeremy have to say?
About the protest and whether or not one person put the idea into the others’ heads:
“Basically we got word that the contestants were coming back for a chance to compete and it just stirred up a lot of mixed feelings about how we thought we were the final five and we thought there was one week left before the final four. We were all excited. Then we found this out and it was like a dagger to our hearts. We were all really bummed out about it. We were all thinking that it just seemed wrong with the timing of it. That was basically it. We had a choice to stick it out. They always make it a point to say that nobody can force you to stay there and that’s just basically what it was. Everybody had a decision to be made that night and some people disagreed with what was going on. I would say that everybody pretty much disagreed with what was going on, but how you chose to handle it was your decision. I mean, we made it clear when we got word and we all kind of sat down. I was just like ‘this isn’t right,’ we all sat down and had a meeting. We all thought about it and let everybody make their own decision, that is how we went through it.”
On Mark and Buddy’s decision to leave the show:
“For Mark and Buddy, or for anybody who stayed or went that night, it wasn’t like they’re walking away from what they really came there for. They’re both healthy and they’re both continuing to do well. So neither one of them walked away from that.” Jeremy also said that he, Conda and Kim were able to say goodbye to Mark and Buddy, both of him wished Jeremy well also.
On the drama that has played out all season long on the show:
“There wasn’t that much drama as was shown. There were definitely moments of drama but for the most part we all got along very well. It was easy to bond there and make tight friendships. That’s what got me through it and I was fortunate enough to have my sister there with me. That kind of helped me and helped her at the same time. I just stayed focused on me. With all of the drama going on, I just remembered that I came there to help myself. We came there together and we were there for each other and we just stayed focused on what we were there for the whole time.”
His thoughts on the clip of his meeting with the lawyer for The Biggest Loser, and whether or not he actually did read the contract (yes, someone did ask him this today!):
“I kind of felt they made me out to look dumb,” he says.”There was a lot more to that. What they choose to show is what they choose to show. I made it a point that I wasn’t there to argue contracts. Of course, NBC legal is a lot better than Jeremy Britt legal. I’m not as dumb as they tried to make me look. I did read the contract.”
On the irony that he will now be involved in the exact thing that he was protesting, and whether or not he has any regrets about staying:
“Being eliminated doesn’t change my perspective at all on the twist. In my opinion, if they wanted 3 finalists, it could have been me, Conda and Kim. Every single person who was sent home wants another chance, but that does not mean they deserve the chance…that other people did not get. Regrets…That I did not lose 13-14 pounds that week [laughing]. I made it a point to stay so I could go to my interviews and I could speak my side of what was going on.”
I am not sure I agree with Jeremy’s attitude, so let’s hope that one of the other eliminated contestants comes back and wins it all! What do you think? Comment and share your thoughts below!
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