Los­ing the plot, big time

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The Big­gest Loser has lost the plot. It used to be a re­al­ity show where over­weight peo­ple lost weight, but now it’s mor­phed into a cruel gameshow where the rules are con­stantly be­ing changed in the vain hope of keep­ing view­ers in­ter­ested. The con­tes­tants are nagged and bul­lied by fel­low con­tes­tants and train­ers, hu­mil­i­ated and all traces of dig­nity are stripped away. In the lat­est in­ci­dent, Lisa thought it would be ‘‘ fun’’ to chain Alex to Gra­ham, the two big­gest peo­ple in the com­pe­ti­tion. Alex re­fused and was pun­ished. If it was so much fun, why didn’t Lisa chain two of the girls to­gether. It’s about time the show went back to ba­sics and stoppedmess­ing about with the orig­i­nal for­mula.

John, email

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