The Biggest Loser was a show that helped contestants lose weight through various exercises and a healthier diet.
However, the show has been inundated with scandal allegations over the course of its seventeen season run, but one of those sticks out more than others and has resulted in the series' cancellation.
We recently reported that multiple media reports claimed the show is over after it emerged that contestants were apparently urged to take diet pills and Adderall.
Various former contestants have come forward to allege that Dr. Huizenga and trainer Bob Harper were the ones orchestrating all of the drama in the hopes of the contestants losing more weight.
Former contestant, Joelle Gwynn turned to the New York Post last year to reveal that she was told to participate in dangerous exercises and pop pills.
Adderall is a drug used to treat ADHD, but it's also a very well known appetite suppressant. So, the contestants were allegedly eating less than they should have been.
Gwynn told the newspaper last year:
"People chastise Bill Cosby for allegedly offering meds to women, but it's acceptable to do to fat people to make them lose weight."
"I feel like we got raped, too."
When the report emerged, Dr. Huizenga clapped back at Gwynn with a lawsuit he filed against her. He is claiming that Gwynn's story is “fabricated, fictitious and outright libelous.”
He said that he only promotes “safe and effective weight loss methods.”
“Ms. Gwynn’s outrageous accusations, which resulted in the cancellation of ‘The Biggest Loser’ and Dr. Huizenga losing two other opportunities on television, are particularly egregious given Dr. Huizenga’s strict life-long anti-drug beliefs and strict anti-drug policy on ‘The Biggest Loser,’ where he did not even permit contestants to take legal, over-the-counter caffeine pills or drink more than one cup of coffee, much less illegal drugs,” the court papers state.
It's not uncommon for reality TV shows to be hit with claims of things being manipulated, and if this is the case, the show will likely never return to the air again.
Earlier this year, six former contestants took to The Big Fat Truth to discuss the fact that they gained all of their weight back after they left the show.
Is there a chance they were more disciplined while in front of the cameras, or could the above claims have anything to do with it?
We don't know for sure, but we do know for sure that the series will not be airing on NBC again.