This season, on The Biggest Loser: Families, Phil Parham got a bad deal. Phil entered into a conversation with a teammate, that was intended to be confidential, about eliminating another player in the game. It was not meant to be malicious or shady but Phil was betrayed and his teammate, Heba, soon found out about his plan to get her out of the game. Heba took action, separating Phil from his wife when she was given the power to create teams in The Biggest Loser. Amy was eliminated soon after and Phil went home this week. Though he tried to defend himself, his old blue team just wouldn’t believe a word he said. Even though he had the support of his black team members, it wasn’t enough to keep him in the game and he was eliminated on last night’s episode. Today, he spoke to BuddyTV in an exclusive interview.
When asked who is currently playing the game the hardest on The Biggest Loser, Phil didn’t hesitate before answering, “Vicky pulls the strings. It is almost Shakespearean!” After Vicky and Brady sold Phil out to Heba, saying that he wanted her out, Amy defended him and said that a lot of what he was being accused of wasn’t true. “I thought that what I said to Brady in our ‘guy time’ on the court was between us. I was not as malicious or as mean spirited as Brady portrayed,” he told BuddyTV. “I still to this day do not know what Brady actually said to her. Heba was very emotional and I think Brady looked for anything to take advantage of that.”
Phil pulled a very small number at the weigh-in on this week’s episode and admitted to everyone that his head was out of the game a little after his wife was sent home the week before. “That event affected me terribly that week. I had trouble eating and getting the desire to work out with the same intensity, even though I never quit, I felt like it,” he said. “Amy was my sanity and she was gone and I felt all alone.” Thought he was sad to be eliminated, Phil was overjoyed to reunite with his wife at home, in time for the 20th wedding anniversary. “That probably was one of the best moments I have had. To be able to celebrate our anniversary together and see her and my family after that long week was awesome,” he said.
Since being home together, Amy and Phil have worked hard to prepare for The Biggest Loser’s finale. The player who loses the highest percentage of weight will walk away with $100,000. “We are doing everything we can to work out, eat right, stay rested and hydrated, and push toward that final goal at the finale,” he told BuddyTV. Since leaving the show, Phil has already dropped over 100 pounds.
– Gina Scarpa, BuddyTV Staff Writer
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