Simon Hurley has left The Biggest Loser Australia.
The 40-year-old sales representative from Adelaide, who lost over 37kg during his time on the show, was devastated when he was put up for elimination against new girlfriend Lisa Ritherdon after they failed to lose the most weight this week.
The couple both cried as they sat at the elimination table. Ritherdon first asked her fellow contestants to vote her out because she wanted to go home and talk to her sons about the past death of another child that she has not yet dealt with, but Hurley asked all competitors to say goodbye to him instead, insisting that Ritherdon needed to be there more.
After Ritherdon's former red teammates Margie Cummins and Lydia Hantke, together with Kasey Cheesman, all voted Hurley out, he said that the "right decision was made" and revealed that he "respect[ed] everybody's decision".
Hantke then told him that his sons would be proud of him, saying: "Those boys are so lucky to have a dad like Simon. Lisa would never pick a dud bloke. Someone as special as Lisa needs someone equally as special."
Hurley told everyone that he would "miss them", jokingly calling Cummins a "smart arse" and asking her to "look after" Ritherdon in his absence.
He then said: "Since coming to Camp Biggest Loser I have made some massive changes both physically and mentally. The things I've done here, the challenges that I've faced... the word proud doesn't equal what I feel inside. I've got my life back. I've got a great bonus by meeting someone special here. I'm happy.
"The future is very exciting. The world's my oyster. I came onto The Biggest Loser extremely overweight, sad, lonely, desperate for something to happen. At finale you're going to see someone who has worked extremely hard, someone who's looking forward to a happy, positive future."
Last week, Selena Brown was eliminated from The Biggest Loser.
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