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Lydia joins Shannan's secret team

Lydia Hantke has been eliminated from The Biggest Loser.
Lydia Hantke has been eliminated from The Biggest Loser.

ONE of the biggest threats in the game was eliminated from The Biggest Loser.  

Lydia Hantke from Tasmania fell below the yellow line after having gained 400 grams.  

It had already been a tough week for the 34-year-old.  

In a desperate attempt to win immunity, she consumed eight cupcakes in temptation but sadly just missed out on the golden pass.  

Then while suffering a knee injury, she lost a raft-building competition along with fellow team mate Kasey Cheesman and as a result, had to endure 24 hours of lock down with no trainer and only a spin bike to share between the two of them.  

At elimination Hantke was up against 24-year-old Michelle Cortesao from Victoria.  

Cortesao had also gained weight and put on 900 grams due to her emotional binge eating after her makeover - all of which was caught on the CCTV footage.  

Clearly one of the main competitors to look out for at Camp Biggest Loser, Hantke said: "I think that Alex is quite competitive in this game as well and he would see me as more of a threat."  

Hantke's big personality and departure did not go unnoticed, and the remaining five contestants were feeling relieved that a massive threat had been removed - however their relief was short lived.   

Trainer Shannan Ponton was quick to bring Hantke into his secret group of eliminated contestants and train her at Q-station.  

"[It] was elimination day for me, but much to my surprise I walked out and there was Shannan waiting to greet me," Hantke said.  

"He let me know that we were going to a secret location and he had some amazing news for me.  

"Before I knew it I was with the other eliminated contestants who had formed a team and apparently we're going to have a chance to maybe get a pass back in this competition. It's been an astonishing day."  

Now that she's back in the game and with her eye firmly fixed on the cash prize, Hantke will be a force to be reckoned with, having already lost more than 38 kilograms.  

The Biggest Loser airs Sundays at 6.30pm and Mondays to Thursdays at 7pm on Ten.

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