Entertainment

Injured Lydia accepts her fate

Lydia Hantke, from Tasmania, has been eliminated from The Biggest Loser again.
Lydia Hantke, from Tasmania, has been eliminated from The Biggest Loser again.

LYDIA Hantke's second Biggest Loser elimination was easier to swallow.

The 34-year-old's fate was sealed after her bid to eat her way to immunity failed earlier this week.

After suffering a debilitating knee injury, Hantke's last hope was a Temptation game of chance where she ate nearly 1000 calories' worth of cupcakes but still lost out on immunity to Kasey Cheesman.

"It was easier second time around but the reality was that you knew there'd be no more chances," Hantke said.

"I knew from my injuries that week the chances were I would be going home, so I was a bit more mentally prepared."

Hantke gained 900 grams and ended up below the yellow line with volunteer fire fighter Graham Pilson, who had recently expressed feelings towards her.

"Graham let me know he had some feelings towards me, but the house is such an unnatural environment to be in," she said.

"It's hard to know how you feel about somebody.

"I care about Graham a lot, but I don't necessarily think there's a future there."

Hantke was originally eliminated three weeks ago, but fought her way back into the competition after training with Shannan Ponton's secret team of eliminated contestants.

Her fellow competitors clearly still saw her as one of the biggest threats in the game, sending her home for the second time.

"I had a target on my back from the day we became individuals," she said.

"It's a pretty good way to leave the game, if you leave because you physically can't train. What more can you do?"

Despite her injury, Hantke has continued limited training at home in Tasmania and said she has a lost "a considerable" amount of weight.

She has also starting riding horses again, which was one of her life-long passions until her weight forced her to quit.

"Riding now, it's like I haven't been riding properly my whole life," she said.

"It has completely renewed my passion for the whole sport. I feel like such a different person."

After finale Hantke will have a full knee reconstruction on her right knee and arthroscopic surgery on her left knee.

"The Biggest Loser being over is just the start of the rest of my life," she said.

"I'm looking forward to getting to finale, and getting my knees fixed and figuring out what to do with my life."

Tomorrow night, the remaining contestants find out they'll be travelling to Switzerland to face their fears.

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

Topics:  biggest loser




DEX Sports quotes of the week

Australia's Zoe Buckman competes in the Women's 1500m heats, at Hampden Park during the XX Commonwealth Games, in Glasgow, Scotland, Monday, July 28, 2014. (AAP Image/Dan Himbrechts) NO ARCHIVING, EDITORIAL USE ONLY

"WHEN I first saw her I said this girl going to the Olympics"

Son's cancer battle second fight for family

Kane with his mum Natalie and dad Rick met Taylor Swift at Lady Cilento Children's Hospital

A few years ago Rick had surgery to remove stomach cancer

From accounting to empowering people with the new age

Katie Gasson at the Psychic Channeling and Healing Festival at the South Grafton Ex-Servicemen's Club.

Katie Gasson talks about how she found the new age.

Latest deals and offers

What's on the small screen this week

MasterChef Australia's final four contestants, from left, Harry Foster, Elena Duggan, Elise Franciskovic and Matt Sinclair.

MASTERCHEF makes way for The Bachelor on Ten's reality TV slate.

Guy Sebastian a hit at Splendour in the Grass

Guy Sebastian performs at Splendour in the Grass with Paces.

REALITY TV judge a hit with festival crowd.

Superheroes of the big screen enjoy sounds of Splendour

CHRIS Hemsworth and his Avengers mates drop by Byron festival.

Indigenous artist shows tourists secrets of Aboriginal painting

Ever thought "I could do that" about Aboriginal art?

Dynamic pics from Splendour Day 1

The Strokes perform at Splendour in the Grass 2016. Photo Marc Stapelberg / The Northern Star

Check out the latest pictures from Splendour in the Grass.

Bindi Irwin: 18 magic photos to mark her 18th birthday

Bindi Irwin with a python.

Photos: Bindi Irwin from babyhood to 18

You can own this Queensland town for just $1

Yelarbon

Unprecedented auction of town's business centre with no reserve

Work starts on $15M Caloundra apartment building

Turning the first sod at the Aqua View Apartments site in Kings Beach are (from left) husband-and-wife developers Alex Yuan and Stella Sun with construction company Tomkins director Mike Tomkins and Councillor Tim Dwyer.

Developers excited about addition to Kings Beach skyline

Plans revealed for 1500-lot 'master-planned community'

Precinct will be bounded by Boundary St and Shoesmith Rd

Ecco Ripley sales run sparks prime release

MOVING IN: Sekisui House has announced the release of more residential blocks at Ecco Ripley.

Sekisui House is preparing to unveil more land at Ecco Ripley

Massive residential 9-storey high-rise hit by delays

An artist’s impression of the eight-storey-high apartment complex that Bernoth Holdings wants to build in South Toowoomba, next to the City Golf Club.

Developer struggles to get approved high-rise development started