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Ruben’s Back! ‘Biggest Loser’ Rules Violation Allows American Idol Alum Back Into the Contest

In one of the most unexpected and shocking moments in “The Biggest Loser” history, it was announced that a fan favorite would be making his way back on to the show.

Moments before the weigh-in on “The Biggest Loser,” Alison Sweeney explained that because of a rules violation, last week’s weigh-in results were invalidated.

Jillian Michaels gave her team caffeine supplements without the doctor’s permission and because of this, everything was reset and her team got a four-pound disadvantage, one for each remaining member.

As soon as this announcement was made, it opened the door to a much more bigger surprise.

“For fairness reasons, the last weigh-in is invalid,” Alison explained. “So tonight, the Blue Team will have the immunity that they won the previous week, and the eliminated player will return to the Ranch tonight. so that means, Red Team, Ruben is back in this game.”

Fans wondering why they never checked back in on Ruben Studdard’s progress at home now know the answer. He wasn’t going home and the show had to keep that secret under wraps.

When Jillian was asked if she had anything to say, she defended her decision. “I stand by my opinion. A caffeine supplement is significantly healthier than unlimited amounts of coffee. My only regret is that my team, they are the ones suffering the consequences of my professional opinion.”

In the end, her White Team did lose the weigh-in, though it doesn’t appear those four pounds would have made a difference. “The Biggest Loser” brings back Ruben Studdard as the competition continues next Tuesday at 8 p.m. EST on NBC.

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