22 year old Adelaide contestant James Moore walked from The Biggest Loser last night after being tempted with $30,000 in gold bullion.
Playing the Temptation game, James had to consume 1000 calories in order to take the prize and leave the show. His other option was to decline the gold and stay in the game, but have immunity.
But having lost his mother at 6 years old and his father at 13, Moore was looking for a financial break.
“I know that Shannan genuinely wanted me to continue in this competition, he cares about my well-being, he cares about the fact I am overweight and need help. I also didn’t want to let my team down,” he said.
“I really do appreciate my position here at The Biggest Loser, it really is a once in a lifetime opportunity and it’s something that I do cherish, but at the same time I needed to think about my life outside of here when it’s over. I can’t just think about my physical life, but I have to consider my financial life outside of Camp Biggest Loser.”
Meanwhile, after Shane won the power to bring ousted contestant Selena back into the game, she re-entered the contest.