Richard, a 54-year-old television personality from Newport, RI, became the fourth contestant ousted from The Biggest Loser after he fell below the red line by posting the lowest weight-loss percentage on his team.
As a result, Richard was automatically ousted from trainer Dolvett Quince's red team, who lost the weigh-in to trainer Jennifer Widerstrom's black team.
Having lost the least amount of weight on the losing team, Richard dropped from 285 to 280 pounds, losing five pounds and posting a 1.75% weight-loss percentage.
Felicia Buffkin was close to going home as she posted a close 1.91% weight-loss percentage. She nearly fell below the red line after falling from 209 to 205 pounds, losing four pounds.
Stephen Kmet shed six pounds after dropping from 283 to 277 pounds. He posted a 2.12% weight-loss percentage.
Tonsheia "Toy" Grandison started the week at 295 pounds and lost seven pounds, dropping to 288 pounds. She posted a 2.37% weight-loss percentage.
Erin Willett fell from 216 to 210 pounds, shedding six pounds and posting a 2.78% weight-loss percentage.
Jacky Kmet had the most success this week on Dolvett's team. She lost a whopping nine pounds and posted a 3.24% weight-loss percentage. She dropped from 278 to 269 pounds.
Although Dolvett's team lost the weigh-in, they won the obstacle-course challenge inspired by the Telephone Game. As a result, they could choose between to temptations: The ability to reconnect with family at home for the entire week or enjoy exclusive access to The Biggest Loser gym, meaning Jen's team would have to train elsewhere.
Dolvett's team decided they wanted use of the gym, so Jen's team received the other temptation.
In a post-The Biggest Loser update, Richard started the show weighing 314 pounds and he's since dropped to 271 pounds, losing a total of 43 pounds. Due to fewer physical limitations, Richard has been able to participate in more adventurous activities.