‘Wipeout’ Contestant Tragically Passes Away After Completing Obstacle Course
A contestant on the TBS reboot of “Wipeout” has tragically lost their life after completing the show’s obstacle course.
On-site emergency personnel immediately called paramedics after a male contestant went into cardiac arrest after completing the obstacle course and was taken to the hospital.
Wipeout is supposed to debut soon on TBS. The popular game show spent over six years on ABC.
A spokesperson for TBS released a statement to Variety, saying “We are devastated to have learned of his passing and our deepest sympathy goes out to the family.”
Production was paused Thursday and Friday, and the show was heading into a preplanned week off for the Thanksgiving holiday.
The revival will be co-hosted by Sports Illustrated Swimsuit model Camille Kostek, who is the girlfriend of Tampa Bay Bucs tight end Rob Gronkowski.
“Wipeout will feature twists and new elements that will push contestants’ athleticism and determination to even greater extremes, all while delivering some wildly epic fails!” reads the show’s official description. “Each game is three rounds, with each round featuring a jaw-dropping, multi-stage obstacle course with numerous strategy and decision points designed to further challenge the stamina of the competitors and deliver hilarious and surprising wipeouts. And of course, the iconic staple of the show – the big balls! – are returning with a vengeance.”