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Another Friday Night looms upon us, and it gives us a good excuse to catch up with all the behind the scenes gossip going on around Camp Biggest Loser in the fourth instalment in this very good example of a spin-off show done right!
Hayley welcomes us to the show, and we look at the recaps of this week’s action. Notable events highlighted included the obvious- elimination and the old dogs v young pups week. We also see Lydia’s ‘bunker’ secret and Michelle’s reunion with Hamish. We also recap on Margie’s throwing of the challenge yesterday!
Now, it is time to recap on Hamish’s elimination in full, being the last blue team member both staying, and going. Heartbreaking, really. We then look at his time at home after The Biggest Loser. We see him at the gym and taking bike rides with his father.
We also see him picking fresh vegetables from the yard to prepare his own meals. He chats to his mum about Michelle and he is trying to come to terms with it. Later, we will see Hamish’s new bio-age and makeover.
We now go back to the charm school temptation challenge to see some previously unseen entries. Alex is so funny, commenting on a visitor’s top out of lack of conversation, and being somewhat surprised by a rock chick.
We then see Margie’s encounter with one woman. Yeah, she definitely looks nervous to begin with, but Selena, she seemed very confident, trying to be the funny chick.
Opinion point: Whose performance in the temptation challenge would you have liked to see more of?
After the break, we review Hamish & Michelle’s dinner after Michelle won temptation. We remind ourselves of their beachside farewell, but we never actually saw the awkward farewell. No one wanted to go. They end up hi-fiving each other. Haha, how hilarious.
Hamish is trying not to cry. It then gets a bit weird with their expressions, but finally, they leave each other’s arms.
So, now it’s time to find out how Hamish’s bio age is going. He catches up with Norman Swan for his health check-up. Hamish is happy now being a normal 20-year old. He goes through his diet for the day which includes oats, veggies and stir-fry.
So he doesn’t slip up again, Norman takes him into the kitchen to show him the food he used to eat. Luckily, Hamish isn’t tempted by any of it, at all.
Opinion point: Are you surprised/ happy by/for Hamish’s efforts on the outside?
We remember that Hamish’s bio-age was 34, despite being 20.
He thinks, now, he is now 1, 2 or three years off of his actual age. His bio-age now is…29; so he has saved five years, but has nine years to regain.
He is down to 116.3kg and wants to reach 80kg.
We now relive Lydia’s gift of getting the secret of the Bunker. We see how she is overwhelmed with all the drama of the alliances and lies in the game and we see how her getting this power should definitely set her mind to rest- or confirm her worst fears.
Margie thinks Lydia always wants power and hopes that ‘whatever she got’ doesn’t put a target on her back.
We see how she spies on Margie and Lisa talk about Lydia and her power and how it may not be good for her in the long term.
Opinion point: Is the power of the bunker an advantage for Lydia?
After the break, it is time for Sammy to come into the picture and give Hamish a makeover. After a short interview, she puts on the makeup, gives him some clothes, redoes his hair, and only the reveal is left.
We see what he looked like before Biggest Loser and now, he looks very good- his double chin is now really going down!
There is still a little bit of work to go, but I think he should be happy with that.
At that stage, he was weighing 111kg.
With that, the episode ends with a preview of next week’s action.
So the episode ends, and this one has definitely been heavy on new material- the one thing I am really looking for in these episodes. And it was complete with excellent productions- with appropriate music scores and interesting scenes.
Again, the segments are short and segmented, which makes it feel a little sloppy, but definitely worth a look- top quality in my books!
Production Values (visual and audio techniques, overall ‘bling’ of the show): 4.5/5
‘Sell-out’ factor (Cross-promotion and product placement free?): 2/2
Entertainment Value (emotional feel, storyline, eventful?): 3/3
Courtney’s Verdict: 9.5/10