Somewhat overshaddowed by yesterday’s departure, 26-year old Brisbane marketing manager Rebekah ‘Bek’ Gilchrist has been eliminated from The Biggest Loser: Singles.
In last night’s episode, the white team lost the weigh in and fell below the yellow line with the black team. While the black team chose Graham to face elimination based on his low percentage, the white team decided to vote for who to send into elimination. Confident Selena would be the group’s pick, Bek was blindsided when her team instead decided to sent her to face Graham.
During elimination, Bek was visibly upset. With votes from Margie and Lisa, Bek was sent home, as she recieved two votes, and in a four-vote elimination with the lowest weight loss percentage, she had no other hope of staying.
Upon her elimination, Bek told host Hayley Lewis that she wasn’t surprised by the result.
“I’m not surprised by the decision; I had a feeling this was coming,” she said with tears in her eyes.
“The white team are four-strong and sitting against Graham, he deserves to be here and last week I couldn’t write Graham’s name down so it’s not a surprise to me and I certainly don’t hold any grudges.
“But I’m obviously devastated, I would give anything to stay here and have a second chance, but I’m going home and I’ll have to do the best that I can on the outside and hope that I can have some success.”
During the series, Bek has proven to be quite controversial. In week one, she threw a pole in a training session out of frustration, narrowly missing Tiffiny Ward (trainer)’s head. In the past few weeks, she has also attracted criticism for her treatment of fellow contestant Selena Brown.
After voting against ally Brenda Hunt during her elimination, she also attracted anger from the red team.
Since leaving the competition, it was revealled that Bek was now under the 100kg mark, and plans to reach her 70kg goal by finale.
You can read our episodic recap of the program here.
The Biggest Loser: Singles next airs tomorrow (Feb 29) at 7PM on TEN.