The Daily Telegraph reports
Biggest Loser light blue team member Richard Roach has revealed that, despite losing more than a third of his body weight, he was happier before participating in the reality TV show.
The resident "bad guy" says his new slim frame has come at a price, with he and 20-year-old daughter Amber becoming the victims of constant online abuse and death threats.
"I'm a tough bloke and I can take whatever is thrown at me, but the (online) abuse my daughter has received has brought me to my knees," the 45-year-old father tells Woman's Day magazine.
"She's too scared to go to work, because people are threatening to bash her. She now says this is the worst experience of her life."
With the series gearing up to the finale tomorrow night, the finalist tells the mag he has been unfairly vilified and "hung out to dry" for the sake of Channel 10's ratings and is nothing like the bully he is made out to be.
Roach says he originally agreed to go on The Biggest Loser to help his clinically depressed daughter, who weighed 112kg and was a social recluse when the show started.
Both father and daughter have achieved their weight goals. Richard has lost more than a third of his 139kg but says the negative reaction from Biggest Loser fans, both in public and online, has strained his relationship with his family.