‘Wipeout’ contestant dies after completing obstacle course – The Independent

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An unidentified male Wipeout contestant died shortly after completing the TBS show’s obstacle course, reports the Hollywood Reporter.

“We are devastated to have learned of his passing and our deepest sympathy goes out to the family,” a TBS spokesperson said in a statement.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, the contestant suffered an undisclosed medical emergency on the show’s Santa Clarita set and was being treated by on-site medical personnel before being taken to the hospital, where he ultimately died.

In order to participate in the show, contestants must pass a medical examination in order to proceed.

“We offer our heartfelt condolences to the family and our thoughts are with them at this time,” Wipeout producers Endemol Shine North America said in a statement.

Hosted by John Cena, Nicole Byer, and Camille Kostek, Wipeout is a TBS reboot of the original, which ran for seven seasons on ABC between 2008 and 2014.

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!” read 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.”


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