NBC reveals identities of new 'The Biggest Loser: Couples' cast
By Christopher Rocchio, 12/14/2009
NBC has revealed the identities of the 11 teams of two who will be competing on The Biggest Loser: Couples, the reality weight-loss series' ninth season, which will premiere Tuesday, January 5 at 8PM ET/PT.
The Biggest Loser's ninth season represents its third couples edition and second installment in which those couples consist of only family members -- as the upcoming season will include a set of brothers, a set of cousins and a set of spouses, as well as eight parent/adult child teams.
The Biggest Loser: Couples' cast will also include the NBC reality show's heaviest contestant ever -- Michael Ventrella, who will begin the competition at 526 pounds. He is 50 lbs. heavier than former eighth-season contestant Shauntina "Shay" Sorrells, who began the recently concluded season at 476 pounds.
In addition, the cast will also include a set of identical twins who together weigh close to 1,000 pounds.