“Wipeout” Contestant Dies After Completing Obstacle Course – A contestant on the TBS competition show Wipeout has died after completing one of the program’s signature obstacle courses.
“Wipeout” Contestant Dies After Completing Obstacle Course:
The man, who was in his 30s, was declared dead at a hospital shortly before 7 p.m. Wednesday.
The cause of death has not been released, and the man’s name is being withheld until relatives can be notified.
The person, whose identity has not yet been disclosed, required medical attention after completing one of the competition’s notoriously difficult and physically demanding obstacle courses.
He was attended to by our onsite emergency professionals and paramedics were then called to the set and the contestant was transported to a local hospital.
The reality competition show, in which contestants navigate an extreme obstacle course featuring giant balls and pitfalls that often result in spectacular crashes, ran on ABC from 2008 until 2014 and is being rebooted by TBS and production company Endemol Shine North America.
The show’s talent, like hosts John Cena and Nicole Byer and “host in the field” Camille Kostek, were not on set at the time of the incident.
‘Wipeout’ Contestant Is Dead A Day After Completing TBS Game Show’s Obstacle Course:
“We are devastated to have learned of his passing and our deepest sympathy goes out to the family,” TBS said in a statement.
The production company behind the series, Endemol Shine North America, added, “We offer our heartfelt condolences to the family and our thoughts are with them at this time.”
Endemol Shine released a statement saying, “We offer our heartfelt condolences to the family and our thoughts are with them at this time.”
The rebooted show, which is midway through production on Season 1, paused production for Thursday and Friday of this week.
“Wipeout” had a pre planned holiday break next week, which will last a few days into the post-Thanksgiving week. The show plans to return to production then.
“Wipeout” has two paramedics and two set doctors on-set at all times, as well as a safety producer and a paramedic coordinator, the production insider said. All contestants undergo medical exams before being cleared to participate.
TBS announced in April that the show would be returning, and it said in September its new hosts would be John Cena and Nicole Byer. No premiere date had been set yet.