Spoilers: Double standards or not?
Less than 3 weeks after an episode booting a contestant for binge drinking, Biggest Loser trainers were boozing it up and causing production delays on location.
The Sunday Herald Sun reports a shoot taking place in Switzerland was delayed after trainers Shannan Ponton, Michelle Bridges, Tiffiny Hall and Steve “The Commando” Willis had an afternoon drinking session out on the town.
Although Hall does not drink, the foursome missed a safety message session, despite the tight, week-long production schedule.
Producers were reportedly unable to have a sensible conversation with the other three when they finally returned to their Swiss hotel late at night.
Ironically, this year trainers kicked out contestant Luke Stephens in February for being drunk in The Biggest Loser camp, but perhaps it’s not the same rules for them.
A Channel 10 spokesperson blamed a transport mix-up for the trainers missing the original timeslot.
The incident follows the show booting 26 year old Luke Stephens after using alcohol during a contestant celebrations.
“We don’t have alcohol at Camp Biggest Loser. But Luke was slurring his words,” Shannon Ponton said at the time. “He was stumbling. He appeared to be drunk. I literally couldn’t believe my eyes. Way more than just a couple of drinks. Losing control.
“The rules are simple – you can’t get drunk at Camp Biggest Loser.“