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The Biggest Loser UK (series 5)

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The Biggest Loser
Presented by Davina McCall
Starring Richard Callender
Charlotte Ord
Rob Edmond
Country of origin United Kingdom
No. of episodes 9
Production
Producer(s) Shine Limited
Running time 60mins (inc. comms)
Release
Original network ITV, STV, UTV
Picture format 16:9
Original release 3 January (2012-01-03) – 13 March 2012 (2012-03-13)

The Biggest Loser UK 2012 is the fifth series of the reality television show titled The Biggest Loser. The series began on ITV on 3 January 2012 and ended on 13 March 2012, with seven overweight pairs (fourteen individuals) competing for a cash prize. Davina McCall is featured as the host, with trainer Richard Callender and two new trainers, Charlotte Ord and Rob Edmond, who replaced Angie Dowds. Dowds had left the show part-way through the fourth season, although she returned for the final. Dowds died on 23 November 2011 in an apparent suicide.[1][2] The prize of £25,000 was won by Kevin McLernon, who shed 40% of his body weight.

Contestants

There are 14 contestants in this season, competing as 7 teams of two.

Name Couples Team 3 Teams Individuals Status Total Votes
Geoff, 59, Haverfordwest Yellow Team Withdrew - medical issues [E1]
Sam, 26, Keighley Brown Team Eliminated Week 1 1[E2]
Damien, 21, Dublin Brown Team Eliminated Week 2 3
Amy, 25, Stockton-on-Tees Red Team Eliminated Week 3 3
Gemma, 25, Stockton-on-Tees
Laura, 28, Rotherham Pink Team Black Team Eliminated Week 4 2
Diane, 53, Rotherham Pink Team Blue Team Eliminated Week 5 Elimination Challenge
Tamara, 22, Brixton Purple Team White Team Eliminated Week 6 2
Gerard, 24, Limerick Green Team Black Team Green Individual Eliminated Week 7 3
Jessie, 22, Brixton Purple Team Black Team Purple Individual Eliminated Week 8 0 (Red line)
Paula, 31, Limerick Green Team Blue Team Green Individual Eliminated Week 8 0 (Red line)
Sarah, 29, Haverfordwest Yellow Team White Team Yellow Individual Third Place
Amy Mac, 23, South Shields Orange Team White Team Orange Individual Second Place
Kevin, 38, Sunderland Orange Team Blue Team Orange Individual The Biggest Loser

The "Total Votes" column indicates the number of votes cast against the contestant when he/she was eliminated.
^[E1] Geoff was forced to withdraw by the doctor, due to having an undiagnosed heart attack. He did not weigh in at any point during the series, including the finale.
^[E2] The contestants voted for Sam & Damien to go home, but as a result of Geoff's withdrawal, one of them was allowed to stay. Their fate was to be decided by the biggest loser, but as Damien was below the yellow line, Kevin became the biggest loser for the week and sent Sam home.

Weigh-Ins

Contestant Age Starting
Weight
Week Finale Weight
Lost
Percentage
Lost
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Kevin 38 450 419 408 401 392 383 379 369 358 270 -180 -40.00%
Amy Mac 23 266 255 249 245 238 232 227 223 214 179 -87 -32.71%
Sarah 29 276 260 256 254 251 245 243 237 231 204 -72 -26.09%
Jessie 22 263 254 249 244 241 231 227 223 216 157 -106 -40.30%~
Paula 31 261 255 250 249 242 238 235 231 225 203 -58 -22.22%
Gerard 24 278 260 250 241 238 227 223 221 195 -83 -29.86%
Tamara 22 276 266 260 256 250 248 248 205 -71 -25.72%
Diane 53 270 256 252 250 245 242 197 -73 -27.04%
Laura 28 222 211 206 204 199 159 -63 -28.38%
Amy 25 270 261 252 251 202 -68 -25.19%
Gemma 25 267 253 251 247 178 -89 -33.33%
Damien 21 357 331 325 301 -56 -15.69%
Sam 26 329 307 264 -65 -19.76%
Geoff 59 272 Did not attend
Winners
     £25,000 winner (among the finalists)
     Holiday winner (among the eliminated contestants)
Standings
     Week's Biggest Loser
     Week's Biggest Loser & Immunity
     Immunity (Challenge or Weigh-In)
     Under the Yellow Line
     Week's Biggest Loser & Under the Yellow Line
     Highest Percentage Weight Loss (among the eliminated contestants)

Weigh-In Figures History

Contestant Week Finale
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Kevin -31 -11 -7 -9 -9 -4 -9** -11 -88
Amy Mac -11 -6 -4 -7 -6 -5 -4 -9 -35
Sarah -16 -3* -2 -3 -6 -2 -6 -6 -27
Jessie -9 -5 -5 -3 -10 -4 -4 -7 -59
Paula -6 -5 -1 -7 -4 -3 -4 -6 -22
Gerard -18 -10 -9 -3 -11 -4 -2 -26
Tamara -10 -6 -4 -6 -2 0 -43
Diane -14 -4 -2 -5 -3 -45
Laura -11 -5 -2 -5 -40
Amy -9 -9 -1 -49
Gemma -14 -2 -4 -69
Damien -26 -5* -24
Sam -22 -43
Geoff

Notes

  • *In week 2, Damien's and Sarah's weight losses were displayed at -5 and -3 respectively due to their one-pound disadvantages from the weekly challenge.
  • **In week 7, Kevin's weight loss was displayed at -9 due to his one-pound disadvantage from the weekly challenge.

Weigh-In Percentages History

Contestant Week Finale Total
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Kevin -6.89% -2.63% -1.72% -2.24% -2.30% -1.04% -2.37% -2.98% -24.58% -40.00%
Amy Mac -4.14% -2.35% -1.61% -2.86% -2.52% -2.16% -1.76% -4.04% -16.36% -32.71%
Sarah -5.80% -1.15%* -0.78% -1.18% -2.39% -0.82% -2.74% -2.53% -11.69% -26.09%
Paula -2.30% -1.96% -0.40% -2.81% -1.65% -1.26% -1.70% -2.60% -9.78% -22.22%
Jessie -3.42% -1.97% -2.01% -1.23% -4.15% -1.73% -1.76% -3.14% -27.31% -40.30%
Gerard -6.47% -3.85% -3.60% -1.24% -4.62% -1.76% -0.90% -11.76% -29.86%
Tamara -3.62% -2.26% -1.54% -2.34% -0.80% 0.00% -17.34% -25.72%
Diane -5.19% -1.56% -0.79% -2.00% -1.22% -18.60% -27.04%
Laura -4.95% -2.37% -0.97% -2.45% -20.10% -28.34%
Amy -3.33% -3.45% -0.40% -19.52% -25.19%
Gemma -5.24% -0.79% -1.59% -30.74% -35.74%
Damien -7.28% -1.51%* -7.38% -15.69%
Sam -6.69% -14.01% -19.76%
Geoff

Notes

  • In week 2, Damien's and Sarah's weight loss percentages were displayed at -1.51% and -1.15% respectively due to their one-pound disadvantages from the weekly challenge.

Elimination Voting History

Contestant
Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8
Eliminated Geoff,
Sam
Damien Gemma,
Amy
Laura Diane Tamara Gerard Paula,
Jessie
Kevin  ?  ? Gemma & Amy X X X Gerard X
Amy Mac  ?  ? Gemma & Amy X X Tamara  ? X
Sarah Sam & Damien X Gemma & Amy X X Tamara Gerard X
Paula Sam & Damien Damien  ? X X X X X
Jessie X  ? Gemma & Amy Laura X X Gerard X
Gerard Sam & Damien Damien  ? Laura X X X Eliminated Week 7
Tamara X  ? Gemma & Amy X X  ? Eliminated Week 6
Diane  ? Damien X X X Eliminated Week 5
Laura  ? Damien X Gerard Eliminated Week 4
Amy Sam & Damien Damien X Eliminated Week 3
Gemma Sam & Damien Damien X Eliminated Week 3
Damien X X Eliminated Week 2
Sam X Eliminated Week 1
Geoff Withdrew Week 1
 X  Not in house for vote
     Immunity
 ?  Immunity, vote not revealed
 X  Immunity, was below yellow line or not in elimination, unable to vote
 X  Below yellow line, unable to vote
 X  Below red line
 X  Not in elimination, unable to vote
     Eliminated or not in house
     Last person eliminated
     Valid vote cast
 ?  Vote not revealed
     £25,000 winner (among the finalists)

Ratings

Episode Date Total Viewers Share Source
1 3 January 2012 2,800,000 11.2% [3]
2 10 January 2012 2,670,000 11.0% [4]
3 17 January 2012 2,160,000 9.0% [5]
4 24 January 2012 2,140,000 8.6% [6]
5 31 January 2012 2,180,000 9.0% [7]
6 7 February 2012 2,400,000 10.4% [8]
7 14 February 2012 2,130,000 8.5% [9]
8 28 February 2012 2,210,000 9.3% [10]
9 13 March 2012 2,480,000 10.0% [11]

References

  1. ^ Watson, Leon (23 November 2011). "So, so sad': Davina McCall pays tribute to diet guru in ITV's Biggest Loser after she dies 'jumping from Beachy Head". Daily Mail. London. 
  2. ^ http://www.unrealitytv.co.uk/reality-tv/personal-trainers-charlotte-ord-and-rob-edmond-join-biggest-loser-premieres-january-2012/
  3. ^ Lee, Ben (4 January 2012). "'Millionaire' celebrity special seen by 3.5m on ITV1". Retrieved 4 January 2012. 
  4. ^ Lee, Ben (11 January 2012). "Dana Delany's 'Body of Proof' begins with 1.7m on Channel 5". Retrieved 11 January 2012. 
  5. ^ Lee, Ben (18 January 2012). "'MasterChef' returns with 4.8m on BBC One". Retrieved 18 January 2012. 
  6. ^ Millar, Paul (25 January 2012). "Celebrity Big Brother, 'Body of Proof' boost Channel 5 ratings". Retrieved 25 January 2012. 
  7. ^ Millar, Paul (1 February 2012). "'Geordie Shore' returns to MTV with 260,000 viewers". Retrieved 1 February 2012. 
  8. ^ Lee, Ben (8 February 2012). "'Prisoners' Wives' climbs to 5m on BBC One". Retrieved 8 February 2012. 
  9. ^ Lee, Ben (15 February 2012). "'Big Fat Gypsy Weddings' wins 9pm timeslot for Channel 4". Retrieved 15 February 2012. 
  10. ^ Lee, Ben (29 February 2012). "'Big Fat Gypsy Weddings' beats 'Prisoners' Wives' in 9pm hour". Retrieved 29 February 2012. 
  11. ^ Lee, Ben (14 March 2012). "'CSI' season premiere grabs 2.3 million on Channel 5". Retrieved 14 March 2012. 

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