Five became eight last night as three former contestants re-entered The Biggest Loser competition, in one of the genre’s oldest twists in the book.
Bek, Brenda and Lydia have joined the chase for the prize, following secret training with Shannan Ponton.
Hamish, Shane and Ryan missed out on a chance to re-enter the game as contestants competed for a chance to return to the weight-loss show.
“I’m really excited to have this opportunity to be back into the game and the chance to be the Biggest Loser!” said Bek.
Lisa and Simon, who both lucked out, also found some positives.
“I came into The Biggest Loser house just hoping to survive the first week, now I’m walking away fitter, stronger, happier and with a wonderful friend. Simon is definitely someone I could spend the rest of my life with.”
Simon added, “I didn’t think I’d walk out of here with a potential soul mate, it was the last thing on my mind. My main focus was the promise that I made to my family that I wouldn’t let them down. So to come out of the end of this with a magnificent bonus (Lisa), how can you not be happy?”
The show has been rating well for TEN, frequently the network’s top show for the evening.