Wednesday, 02 December, 2020


Wipeout contestant dies while filming TV show

NewsWipeout Contestant Passes Away Following Taping – Full Details By Brandon Ewing NewsWipeout Contestant Passes Away Following Taping – Full Details By Brandon Ewing
Hannah Rogers | 21 November, 2020, 14:42

Production was paused Thursday and Friday, and the show was heading into a preplanned week off for the Thanksgiving holiday.

E! News learned that on Thursday, Nov. 18, the person, whose identity has not yet been disclosed, required medical attention after completing one of the competition's notoriously hard and physically demanding obstacle courses.

The male contestant was tended to by on-site emergency personnel after completing the "Wipeout" obstacle course on Wednesday of this week, according to TMZ. However, after being rushed to hospital, the man sadly passed away.

Law enforcement sources said that they received a cardiac arrest call just before noon. There are said to be precautions and safeguards on set including medical exams to every contestant before they compete. The show also had two paramedics on-site, a paramedic coordinator, and a safety producer. "We are devastated to have learned of his passing and our deepest sympathy goes out to the family". In April 2020, it was announced that TBS picked up a 20-episode revival of the game show.

Its long-awaited return is set to air later this year and will be presented by former WWE wrestler turned Hollywood actor John Cena, comedian Nicole Byer, and model and presenter Camille Kostek.

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.

"We offer our heartfelt condolences to the family and our thoughts are with them at this time".

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