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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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331.

Tim    

I think the producers try way too hard to put twists in the show. I have watched every season and these guys are getting stupid. How bout a twist like this...let all 16 contestants stay for 5 weeks and start at that point and the 5 with the lowest percentage get voted off. Then you start your teams or whatever voting off one weekly. NOW that is a TWIST people that gives everyone a chance to compete and be a part not coming in a month late as an outsider(STUPID!) or bringing someone back in week 15...WTF REALLY!!! Get to the finale already 16 other people need to lose weight stupid producers! IMO

821 days ago
332.

bj    

SO! WHO CARES???

821 days ago
333.

Dan     

I's say screw them if they walk out. for the first time this season has been nothing but chaos, run by a pack of hungry animals who picked and bullied the cast week after week. this huge python snake that caused all this drama is anaCONDA.

821 days ago
334.

christopher    

let the losers leave and let the viewers vote back on who we would like to see get a second chance... let them go home and get fat again those ungreratful fools.

821 days ago
335.

Charlotte Casaday    

I would say let them walk off and bring back the other contestants and let them compete. I agree with the trainer. I have never seen so much bullying and backstabbing. I would say their main goal is not with losing their weight, but to win the money.
SAD

816 days ago
336.

susan    

i have really enjoyed the shows before this one...Conda should have been kicked off right of the bat.......what an evil person......if the next season is anything like this one, I will never watch it again..........terrible entertainment.................

814 days ago
337.

Diane    

This is supposed to be the season of no excuses this cast is a group of excuses. This group of contestants are the worst group I have ever seen on the Biggest Loser and Conda is the biggest offender. They all are so self involved and can't see the value of the people at home who have it much tougher than they do to lose weight. After being heavy and going on this journey how can they be so selfish? They have all been there and they have worked hard but so have the people at home who have a job and a family and are losing weight. What makes them so special that they cannot allow someone else to compete against them? I find them to be big babies. Conda should have been long gone she has ruined the true spirit of Biggest Loser. Every other year for the most part the spirit remained intact and people rooted for each other. This year they are so shallow. Buddy and Mark walked for no real reason they signed the contract and who are they to tell the producers how to run the show. It was horrible the way they treated the Brother and Sister duo when they returned. Did you ever hear of putting yourself in someone else's position? What if you went home wouldn't you have wanted the right to try and return? If someone earned it then yes they should return. My only hope is that next week someone gets to return and they win the final prize. It would be horrible and I believe you will lose viewers if Conda wins. She was an awful influence this season and you gave her power to ruin the show. These are only a few of my thoughts and I felt so passionate that I has to write. If a returned contestant doesn't win I would like to see Kim win, she truly worked very hard. Your show has always been a positive influence, this year there was too much negativity. Bob, Dolvett and Alison are fabulous in their roles.
Diane Arlt

814 days ago
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