April 19, 2012 11:00 AM by Lisa Princ
This week on NBC‘s The Biggest Loser, we watched as Mark Cornelison and Buddy Shuh left the show, amidst all of the drama. After the show, Alison Sweeney revealed that she was sad to see them both leave, as she shared her thoughts about the protest. Read on to hear what Alison Sweeney had to say!
“I was so sad to say goodbye to both of them – I really like and respect Buddy and Mark. Buddy’s story will always stay with me,” Alison Sweeney wrote in her People Magazine blog after the show aired on Tuesday. But Alison Sweeney was not so quick to agree with the pair’s decision to leave the show, adding: “While a contestant’s choice to leave is one I respect, I asked each of them to really consider before making such a huge decision whether they will feel they made the right choice six months from now – five years from now.” In layman’s terms: Ali knew it was a dumb move and wanted to make sure the contestants did as well.
Alison also reiterated what we already knew, that the clause was in their contracts: “this twist was specifically included in the contracts each contestant signed before joining the show. They signed and agreed to the clause stating that the eliminated players would have an opportunity to be back in the game.” As for why the show would not stand for the protest, Ali Sweeney said: “it would be unfair, not to mention irresponsible, for the show to go back on that commitment (to all the eliminated contestants).”
Now, as far as we know, neither Buddy nor Mark will be back for the at-prize at the finale, and the only returning contestant from the final five to compete in the challenge for the last spot will be Jeremy Britt.
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