Another week of eliminations bestowed us and it was a bigger week than previously thought. Let’s go back, see what you missed, and what you have to look forward to.
Excess Baggage first, and this week was a short week of sorts. The contestants headed to Sydney for Sports Week, which saw the contestants partake in both a football-style spirit challenge, and a pentathlon in the form of an endurance challenge.
The spirit challenge had them marking balls and playing chasey with them afterwards. The low-intensity challenge still proved too much for Kevin, and he was sent to hospital for a second time, albeit getting the all clear later on.
Dipper and Lana easily won the challenge, and wasn’t that obvious? The surprising thing was, Renae, whose partner Kevin was taken away half way through the challenge, still scored third place, with another unlikely team, the green team, coming second.
In the endurance challenge, the contestants competed in a pentathlon. The events were the high and long jumps, javelin, shot put and a steeple chase. The contestants could only compete in the latter event if they won one of the former four challenges. Dipper, Kate, Lisa and Nathan won the long jump, high jump, shot put and javelin competitions respectively, with Dipper winning the steeple chase.
This led us to the check in. Dipper & Lana, having won both challenges, also won the check in, placing them first for the week. The red team, who I am most interested in at these events, did well as well, avoiding the bottom two for a second time.
It wasn’t such good news for the purple team and the green team. They both fell into the bottom two, and after heartfelt pleas, the green team were sent packing. Gabby couldn’t really take this news at first, but for now, only six teams remain in the competition.
The Biggest Loser also featured a heartfelt elimination. Hamish, the final member of the blue team and love interest for Michelle, was sent home surprisingly, again alongside the undefeatable Graham. It sent Shannan into a headspin before he too left the competition.
Then, the contestants were split into two teams- the old dogs and young pups. The older red and black teams were merged, with the exception of Margie, who evened out the groups a little bit by moving to the young white team.
In the contest, the old dogs were undefeatable, sending Simon on the walk. He was able to give someone, including himself, ‘the secret’. Somewhat controversially, after putting his hand up to go, Lydia eventually also said she wanted to go, and actually took the chance off of Simon.
Lydia was shown the bunker; and now has the power to spy on her fellow contestants.
In a temptation, contestants had to speed ‘date’ 24 visitors. It was an interesting affair that showed how much confidence each contestant has built over the last seven weeks. The young pups were deemed the most charming, winning a dinner date out on the town. For Michelle, the most charming, she won individual immunity.
On the date, Michelle met up with a surprise visit from Hamish- which intensified the imbalance between how much the show shows of Hamish & Michelle and Lisa & Simon. Did you know the latter was even a couple?
To the challenge, and contestants had to cross a narrow beam, over a pool, to the other side, and collect items to bring back to the team. Margie sabotaged the young pups hope of winning by purposely extending her go across the planks before ‘falling’ into the pool, rendering her shot pointless.
The old dogs won the challenge and the right to send someone into an early weigh in without the comfort of last chance training.
We’ll find out their choice on Monday.
My Kitchen Rules eliminated two teams. On Monday, Sam & Jillian lost against Carla & Thomas. The contestants were then made to create some street food for hungry Melbournians. Here, Peter & Gary didn’t impress, and were sent to elimination early.
They were able to face off against enemies Carla & Emily after they lost the double challenge. But, in elimination, the Melbournian sisters were too much of a match for the Queensland couple, and Peter & Gary were eliminated.
So with so much going on last week, what could next week possibly give?
Well, a shock elimination twist is set to shake up the game in Biggest Loser, and it doesn’t look like it will be good news for Margie. After sabotaging the task, could it be that team members of the same team have to vote off a fellow team member?
To Excess Baggage, and the contestants head to Tasmania. I’m fairly sure that they were here when they found out the news that they were moving to GO! Anyway, six teams are left, and by the end of the week, that will be taken down to five.
My Kitchen Rules is also hurtling towards a finale, and it will be going at a quicker pace this week, moving to five nights a week- Sunday- Thursday.
So that’s all the news of the week you have to catch up on! Make sure you’re sticking with us over the next week with all the need-to-know information from all your favourite reality television shows.
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