It premiered on January 6, Alongside veteran trainer Bob Harper and returning trainer Dolvett Quince, Jillian Michaels returned for the first time since Season The contestants have been split into 3 teams, the white team trained by Jillian, the blue team by Bob, and the Red team by Dolvett. In addition, three younger contestants ages 13—16 are participating, but not subject to elimination.
This was the first time since season 11 that America decided who made it to the Jeff and francelina biggest loser still dating after a year finale. A total of contestants are competing in the season, divided into three teams: Red, Blue and White.
Three teenagers are also participating, but are not subject to elimination. Thousands of hopeful contestants gathered at a theater to find out which fifteen contestants will participate in the new season.
Alison Sweeney first introduced the three teenage ambassadors who will compete in the game as the face of childhood obesity: Biingo, Lindsay and Sunny. These contestants will lose weight alongside all the contestants and support their team color throughout the entire season. Afterwards, the trainers Bob, Dolvett and returnee Jillian face the crowd and re-introduce themselves to the new outreach of the show.
Alison then called up the fifteen official contestants one by one. Among them are year-old Michael, a father who wants to reach out for his only son; year-old Jackson, the show's first openly gay contestant who wants to stand up for his bullying and sexuality; and year-old TC, a father of three that vowed to lose weight after a car crash affected his older son's capabilities.
The fifteen arrive at the Ranch to find out their assigned teams and get straight into the gym for their first workout. While the adults worked out in the gym, Dolvett worked with the teens outside with activity-based exercises.
The next day, the contestants competed in their first competition of the season. Teams had to spell out the word "The Biggest Loser" by scavenging for letters in a ball pit. The teens directed the adults from bungee in the air. It was a close three team battle, but the White Jeff and francelina biggest loser still dating after a year successfully spelled it first, winning the team a five-pound advantage in the first weigh-in.
For the last-chance workout, the contestants still showed extreme struggle in the gym, especially for White Team's Nikki. When Jillian worked with Nikki one-on-one, she still lacked motivation and concentration. A frustrated Jillian gave her two options: Nikki's emotional toll proved to be too much, and decided to walk out of the ranch for good.
At the first weigh-in of the season, contestants received the surprising news of the Red Line, meaning the losing team's last placer would automatically be eliminated by the end of the night.
With the White Team's five pound advantage, the four player team lost a total of 69 pounds. The Red Team had to lose more than 80 pounds to stay alive, and succeeded with 95 pounds. Lastly, the Blue Team had to lose 91 pounds to beat White. Despite Alex's shocking weight loss of only nine pounds, the team was spared with 94 pounds. At the end of the episode, it was revealed that TC currently weighed at pounds, losing 56 pounds since his weight loss journey.
Another week begins at the ranch with Alison's news that another red line elimination will occur for the second straight week. Teams trained in specially built outdoor gyms by their trainers for the entire week. The White Team's motivation wasn't enough for Jillian, continuing with her "tough love" training method.
Because of their lack of working harder for the week, Jillian takes her team inside to personally improve and rejuvenate their skills. Teams competed against each other in football obstacle courses to test their speed, strength and agility. With a three for three, the White Team pulled another surprising win. On the second weigh-in, the Blue Team hit a strong note until Jeff's shocking zero weight loss for the week. The Red Team easily surpassed Blue's total weight loss.
The White Team lost only one pound shy of beating the Blue Team. Nathan fell victim to the red line with his five-pound weight loss, and was eliminated. Since leaving the ranch, Nathan recently weighed in ata pound weight loss, and proposed to his girlfriend. The third week began with a trivia challenge about childhood obesity.
The team who accumulated the least points would suffer the disadvantage of being isolated in a temptation room full of junk food and video games. The Red Team won the challenge with 3, points. With the Blue and White Team tied in at 2, points, both teams faced a tie-breaker question in which the White Team won. Back home with the teenagers, Dr.
Joanna Dolgoff visited their parents for their continuous benefit. The ranch, later in the week, went forward with another weekly challenge to win groceries for a year. Team members had to rummage through a sticky pit of bubblegum to a giant gumball machine, operating the machines until they obtained twenty for their team. With the White Team with only two members, Danni was recruited to help the Blue Team and Pam to cheer on for the Red Team because she was not medically fit for the challenge.
Red won their team challenge. At the weigh-in, tensions ran high yet again with the White Team. But first, the Blue Team posed a strong team percentage of 2. However, after Cate's, Jackson's and Lisa's weight loss of two pounds, the Red Team finished with a weak 1.
After two painful weeks, the White Jeff and francelina biggest loser still dating after a year achieved their first weigh-in victory with Danni's six pound weight loss and Pam's staggering nine pound weight loss. The Red Team suffered their first weigh-in loss, and faced the brand new elimination voting booth adjacent to the gym.
Joe, being the team's highest percentage, was immune from elimination. With three votes, Cate was eliminated. Returning home, Cate weighs in at pounds with a pound weight loss. The trainers left the ranch to work with the teenagers, leaving the adults to work-out on their own. The teams are all split up and everyone has a new color. Alison explains that there will be a yellow line and the two people with the lowest percentage of weight loss will fall below the yellow line and the others will decide which one to eliminate.
The challenge was a temptation the person who ate the most calories would get a two-pound advantage on the scale and would also give another player a two-pound advantage. Francelina wins the challenge barely beating Alexandra and she earned herself a two-pound advantage and she gave the Alexandra the other two.
The other challenge involved an ice skating rink and a flashing light,when the light shined on a spot each player would have to run to it the last player to get there in each round would lose,and the winner would get letters from home and letters for another person. Danni wins the challenge and she gives Gina and Michael the letters. Week 8 started with a twist after Allison offered all of the contestants immunity, if they could collectively lose 70 pounds.
If the group failed to meet the goal, the person with the lowest percentage of weight loss would fall below the red line. After a pop challenge about nutrition and a fitness test where the kids served as ambassadorsthe weight needed was reduced to 61 pounds. In the gym, ebullience transformed into tension after several contestants were giving up.
Gina blew a fuse after a conflict with Joe, causing Jillian to grow very frustrated. Alex was also swathed in a defeatist mind-set after Jillian stressed that she wasn't doing her absolute best. Despite this Jeff and francelina biggest loser still dating after a year rollercoaster, they managed to mend fences. At the challenge, the contestants had to dig sand from dunes, finding five green arrows.
Once they found all five, they had to retrieve a flag and race to the end of the pier to hoist it. They managed to do so with six seconds to spare, giving them another 10 pound advantage.
Instead of showing a last chance workout, the players went through a trust building exercise, where two people would hold hands and sidestep across a thin wire, as the gap increased between wires. Even though there were tense pairings such as Gina and Joethe contestants got to experience trust on a whole new level. At the weigh in, the goal number was 51 pounds.