Holly Byrnes, The Daily Telegraph, reports
The world’s heaviest contestant in the history of The Biggest Loser has been rushed to a Sydney hospital with an irregular heartbeat after being filmed exercising for the Channel 10 program’s finale.
Kevin 'Big Kev' Moore was treated by ambulance paramedics at an oval in Coogee then taken to a nearby hospital as a "precautionary measure", a Channel 10 spokeswoman confirmed.
The 27-year-old, who weighed in at 254 kilograms at the start of this year’s The Biggest Loser: The Next Generation had been eliminated from the TV competition but was filming a catch-up package likely to be aired during the show’s finale scheduled to air next Tuesday night.
The health scare caps Moore’s controversial time on the program, which had sought to give the battler and his mother Rosemary Reynolds the tools to tackle his life-threatening obesity.
Mrs Reynolds, who also struggled with her weight at 100kgs, clashed with the show’s trainers Michelle Bridges, Shannan Ponton and The Commando, spraying them with f-bombs in an explosive tirade when they questioned Moore's diet.
The pair had been used to heavily promote this year’s family series but fell below the weekly `yellow line’ at weigh-ins just three weeks into the TV contest.
The mother-and-son team lost a combined 23.9kgs while on the show, but claim they have kept up a healthier routine, including working, out at home.