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'Biggest Loser' Contestants

Throw Weight Around,

Threaten to Quit Show

2/22/2012 8:15 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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There's a big, fat problem on the set of "The Biggest Loser" -- TMZ has learned nearly all of the remaining contestants have walked off the show and are threatening to quit after learning about a secret "twist" that could seriously affect their shot at the $250,000 grand prize.

Multiple sources connected with the show tell us ... the mutiny took place this week ... when the losers got word that producers were considering bringing back previous contestants to compete for the grand prize.

We're told most of the current contestants were pissed -- feeling it was unfair that prior losers would get a second bite at the apple ... so they banded together and decided to protest by walking off the show in the middle of shooting an episode.

Sources tell us ... show honchos have shut down production for at least a week while they figure out how to handle the situation.

A rep for NBC had no comment on the situation.

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271.

Alexander the Grape    

Sue those fatties for breach of contract and bring in some people who care about getting HEALTHY, not getting RICH.

787 days ago
272.

Dorothy Sorentrue    

Let them walk off! Then maybe they will get some contestants that are humble enough to appreciate being there instead of forcing producers to change their rules!

786 days ago
273.

melissa    

i love this show but this season's "couples" group is the biggest bunch of whiners i have ever seen on this show. its like they have never watched the show before. everyone of them needs to grow up and suck it up.

786 days ago
274.

DEB    

I don't know who was responsible for bringing these pissy contestants into our living room but I've had enough - they have serious weight problems and came to the Ranch for the chance of a lifetime but all they do is bitch and moan & throw tantrums. I am turned off by all of them but Conda is the express reason I will not turn on BL ever again- they've scraped the bottom of the barrel with most of this years contestants. Poor Bob.

786 days ago
275.

SheiseClausen    

I have auditioned for the show 3 times and have never been picked. I would kill to be there not for the money, but to be able to lose weight and have a better life. The money is a bonus. If they would pick me I would do it for free.

Shame on the money hungry jerks

786 days ago
276.

Nunya    

Let them leave and then bring back all old contestants....Problem solved!

786 days ago
277.

derty ernie    

The producers are getting heat from the sponsors because the last person of color was eliminated and that means they lose the black audience and that's a no no. I mentioned that to my wife at the end of this weeks show that I would bet the house they make some rule change to get them back on the show. Now way they finish out the season with all white contestants.

786 days ago
278.

Nikki    

Ok producers, in previous seasons people who didn't want to participate were always told, "This isn't a prison, if you want to go, GO!" Stick to your guns producers! Let Conda and her cronies pack their stuff, blubber and all, and leave to make way for the people who genuinely can appreciate the wonderful opportunity they get to gain back their lives and health.
In other seasons the television audience has seen many contestants have the opportunity to return to the game. What makes this group think they are so special? If your focus is just on the money, there's one way and one way only to win, get rid of the weight. In this group there are 5 contestants who are still in the 40 lb. loss category after 12 weeks. We've never seen that before. If their focus was where it should be, i.e. their individual weight loss, and not on how much drama can be stirred up, they wouldn't have to worry about previous contestants coming back.

786 days ago
279.

Pauline    

It's a game people !!!! Are you in it for the money or for your life? If youbwantbthe money.. Go on a show that easier...like Big Brother!! You guys truly are the biggest losers!!!! Free training to lose hundreds of pounds!!! What the heck is wrong with you!!!!!!

786 days ago
280.

Ellen    

I say let them quit. They are all whiny brats (and I'm being kind here). Let the ones who really want to lose weight compete for the grand prize, the rest of them can go pound sand. NBC, hope you have some new viewers lined up, because your current ones are leaving in droves.

786 days ago
281.

Ellen    

You guys do realize that the entire season except for the finale is taped in advance, right? it's not live TV except for the finale. I think the article is about a new season of contestants that is in production right now. That being said...this season SUCKS. Not at all inspiring or motivating. Very few likeable people. I am on the Facebook pages of several past season contestants and even they are all pretty horrified at what's happening with the drama.

786 days ago
282.

grubstreetnm@gmail.com    

This is the first season that I have found the majority of the contestants just plain nasty and not very bright in the bargain. I couldn't believe the show tolerated the obvious blatant racism inherent in Conda's treatment of the fellow who came back (name?) and Daphne his sister. I'm sure Biggest L. is losing their audience over these people anyway. So, let them go and complete the show with anyone who wants to remain -- or start with a different (maybe smaller in number and lighter in weight) and do a mini series within a series. Maybe some likeable people would get their audience back. Because I have been thinking for the last couple weeks that this show has jumped the shark for sure.

786 days ago
283.

Leona    

DARN is all I gotta say. This bunch of BL contestants are a joke anyway. Stopped watching the show several weeks back.

786 days ago
284.

Meghan    

That just means conda is still on... this sucks!

786 days ago
285.

daysha    

I dont know who these contestants think they are. They are there to lose weight, the money is a add bonus. They are trying to say their lives. A lot of ppl would kill to be in their shoes and they are taking advantage of that. Shame on them. I would kick them off the show and start over.

786 days ago
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