January 04, 2012 05:47:24 GMT
Instead of welcoming all the 20 people from 10 teams of two, the 'No Excuses' season opens the ranch gate only for 18 of them before eliminating one more at the end of it.
After crowning John Rhode as a winner last season, "The Biggest Loser" returned with "No Excuses" on Tuesday, January 3. Unlike the previous seasons which paired up mother-daughter, father-son, brother-sister and husband-wife in one team, there would be no partners to win the champion title and the $250,000 grand prize this time around.
Aside from the twist, the premiere of the "No Excuses" season also saw an elimination at the beginning of the show. One team of two was sent packing even before they entered the ranch. The first challenge to survive this phase was to finish a 40-yard dash, and it had the blue, orange, brown, and yellow team finishing first.
In the second round, the rest of the team had to finish a puzzle each. Gray, red, purple, and green team did well, leaving the the pink and aqua team to battle each other for the ninth and last place in the ranch. They were challenged to stand on barrels and hold onto each other for as long as they could. The first team who fell off was automatically out of the game.
Daphne, from the aqua team, lost her balance during this challenge, resulting in her and her brother Adrian to go home. When the two thought they had completely lost their chance in the competition, they were informed that they would be given another chance if they could lose 50 pounds as a team in one month.
Although they had gone through the early elimination phase, those stepping their feet into the ranch still had to survive another ax. They were sent to the workout session with the assistance from Bob and Dolvett. After the weigh-in, it's revealed that the latter's team beat the former's team. At the end, it's Ben who left the camp. He said he had learned all he needed to learn.
Black Team (Bob):