Cydney Henderson, USA TODAY
Published 10: 27 p.m. ET March 4, 2020 | Up so some distance 10: 28 p.m. ET March 4, 2020
NBC was reportedly trying to determine out if contestants on the now canceled label “The Greatest Loser,” got weight-loss drugs. Veuer’s Sam Berman has the fleshy chronicle.
“The Greatest Loser” revival is as soon as all but again raising considerations over the safety of its contestants after one participant suffered a severe distress all the contrivance through a grueling exercise challenge.
On Tuesday’s episode of “Greatest Loser,” which now airs on USA Network, Teri Aguiar broke her ankle all the contrivance through an impediment route challenge. The militia-style route included runs through a 90-foot mud pit and military crawlsbelow a 32-foot cargo web, amongst loads of strenuous challenges.
“It’s snapped!” yelled Aguiar, a outmoded Circulate over Missouri beauty queen who now works as a flight nurse, after leaping into the mud pit.
Aguiar, 47, was rapid pulled out of the mud by the label’s medical crew and taken to pressing care. It was later certain that she suffered a damaged ankle.
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Aguiar admitted felling “frustrated” by the distress, but instantaneous coach Erica Lugo that she “fair correct needs to withhold provocative forward.”
“I received to assemble certain which you shall be capable to even be in it to exhaust it. We aren’t going to let this cease us,” Lugo responded. “Each person loves a honest comeback chronicle.”
Despite sporting a boot on her fair correct ankle, Aguiar persevered to exercise through the distress and ended up dropping six pounds at her subsequent weigh-in on the pinnacle of the week. She has misplaced a full of 38 pounds at some level of six weeks of competition.
It be now not certain if Aguiar will live on “The Greatest Loser.” USA TODAY reached out to the USA Network for speak.
The incident renewed criticism of the burden-loss competition’s questionably harmful stipulations for contestants, who are impressed to lose weight by any capability considerable.
Backlash from previous contestants and effectively being experts led to the pinnacle of the first iteration of “The Greatest Loser,” which on the starting up aired on NBC for 17 seasons from 2004 to 2016.
However the label returned to USA Network on Jan. 28 with two new trainers, host Bob Harper and a brand new mission to assemble a “greater connection between weight reduction and effectively being,” in step with USA Network government Heather Olander.
“(Contestants) basically came to the label on chronicle of they wanted to dwell a protracted lifestyles,” Olander acknowledged on the Tv Critics Association in January. “The message within the label is, certain, being thin and becoming into skinny denims; if that’s what you wish, astonishing. But that’s now not the pinnacle all, be all. It’s now not about getting thin at all charges. It’s about getting healthy and surroundings these contestants on a healthy daily life route.”
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