A cheating scandal has rocked The Biggest Loser.
On last night's episode of the weight loss competition, Alison Sweeney announced that Jillian Michaels had been caught breaking the rules and, consequently, last week's results have now been invalidated.
In other words: welcome back to the show, former American Idol winner Ruben Studdard!
Studdard was eliminated last Tuesday, but will return to the program next week with an unexpected fresh start.
Said Sweeney to kick off last night's installment:
"Before you all step on the scale, there is something important that needs to be addressed. Last week, Jillian broke the rules and gave caffeine supplements to each member of her team without doctor's permission."
"Because of this rules violation, Jillian has been penalized and the white team will receive a four pound disadvantage on the scale tonight."
Moreover, Bob Harper's Blue Team will once again have the immunity they earned and the outcome of the previous episode will be null and void.
When asked to explain her move, Michaels said she only has one regret... and it's not that she handed out the supplement.
"I stand by my opinion. A caffeine supplement is significantly healthier than unlimited amounts of coffee," she said. "My only regret is that my team, they're the ones suffering the consequences of my professional opinion."
Studdard shed 39 pounds during his time on the series and will now have a chance to drop even more.
So Michaels' mistakes may end up being Ruben's healthy gain. Or loss, as the case may be.