New competition, same Richard Hatch.
The notorious reality TV villain — who spent much of his time buck naked during the first season of “Survivor” — wasn’t shy about flaunting a tiny Speedo while filming the upcoming season of THE BIGGEST LOSER: TEMPTATION NATION.
“You would be cooking in the kitchen and Richard would come in in his little bikini and start looking at what you are doing,” teammate Erin Willett tells TheTVPage.com exclusively.
“And you are like, ‘Richard, your penis is so close to my grilled chicken!’”
Luckily, Willett says, she never got an eyeful of “Little Richard.”
“He was a little bit more PG for us, but there was still that element of it’s his body and he is okay with it,” she laughs.
“It was funny and kind of reminiscent of the old school Richard Hatch.”
Willett — a season two finalist on “The Voice” — insists viewers will see a different side of Hatch during his latest stint on reality TV.
(The former corporate trainer, 54, also appeared on the first season of CELEBRITY APPRENTICE.)
“He is a cool dude,” Willett says. “He is one the smartest people I have met in my entire life.”
Willett surmises his battle with the bulge resulted from an “indulgent lifestyle” and love of food.
“It is not like he is eating fried chicken every day,” she says.
“He would eat vegetables and seafood, but it was large quantities. When he would go out to dinner he would get a few appetizers a few entrees and a few desserts. He loves the decadence of food. That, I think, was more of his struggle.”
Hatch and Willett — who will perform her new single “Out of The Darkness” during an upcoming episode — are among 16 contestants looking to shed pound and improve their lives on the popular NBC series.
Participants work with nutritionists and personal trainers as a private southern California ranch before returning home for more than two months to complete their weight loss journeys.
One will be crowned THE BIGGEST LOSER during the show’s live finale on February 22.
THE BIGGEST LOSER: TEMPTATION NATION premieres Monday, January 4 on NBC.
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