Bittersweet finish for Graham

Graham Pilson was eliminated from The Biggest Loser during Fears Week.
Graham Pilson was eliminated from The Biggest Loser during Fears Week.

AFTER surviving several eliminations, it was a few pieces of Toblerone that sent volunteer firefighter Graham Pilson home from The Biggest Loser tonight.

Despite finishing fifth place in a massive super challenge through the Swiss Alps and into the town of Interlachen, Pilson's choice of food sent him home from the show's overseas adventure.

After an endurance race of snow walking, sledding, mountain biking, running and kayaking, the final six contestants had to choose one of six dishes they thought had the lowest amount of calories.

It came down to Pilson against his Black Team member Alex Zorzi, who had finished the challenge last.

Pilson chose 100g of traditional Swiss chocolate, which had more calories than Zorzi's potato rosti fried in butter.

"It's just heartbreaking," Pilson said.

"I knew my time had come but I was just so proud of myself."

The 36-year-old started the reality weight-loss series weighing  209.3kg and had lost a total of 64kg when he was eliminated.

He hopes to weigh just 110kg by the show's grand finale.

"The Biggest Loser is what I needed to change my life," he said.

"I've still got a goal to achieve, and a promise I made to my family and Commando. I just can't stop. I have to keep going and fulfil my dreams.

"I have found love in myself and I'm happy. I can now look at myself in the mirror and stand tall."

Pilson's elimination leaves just five contestants - Margie Cummins, Brenda Hunt, Rebekah Gilchrist, Kasey Cheesman and Zorzi - to battle it out for a spot in the finale airing on Monday, May 7.

The Biggest Loser: Singles continues tomorrow at 7pm on Ten.

Topics:  biggest loser



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