Matt and Suzy get engaged on The Today Show

The Biggest Loser 2 produced a lot of weight loss–and a relationship. This morning, the couple that met on the show, Matt Hoover and Suzy Preston, got engaged on national television.

On The Today Show, Matt said, “Suzy has no idea our relationship is about to get a little closer, I hope. I have gone through a lot of changes in the past year. You have seen me at my worst. … I want to keep changing, but I want you to be by my side. I had this made for you. I’d like to ask you to be my wife!”

Suzy, crying, said yes. Suzy tells People, “I saw him at his worst, absolutely. And he saw me at my worst. He saw me sweating and passing gas.” People reports that Matt and Suzy’s “romance began secretly in the show’s eighth week with long, chatty walks.”

As to their impending wedding, Matt told the magazine that Suzy will likely plan it, but he wants them to “get married in church. But other than that, we don’t have anything definite in mind. It could be big or small, in Seattle area or in Hawaii. I’ll leave all that up to Suzy.”

Biggest Loser Couple Engaged [People]

Surprisingly, man not eaten alive on Eaten Alive

Eaten Alive

Discovery Channel’s happy family holiday special Eaten Alive aired Sunday, rewarding viewers for their two full hours of viewing by ensuring that they spent quality time in the company of others instead of wasting that time doing something else that might not have been as satisfying, such as buying things that have labels which accurately reflect their contents.


Winter 2015 reality TV debut schedule

winter 2015 reality TV schedule

Mark your calendars with all these upcoming reality TV show debuts, including Celebrity Apprentice, The Bachelor, and another season of MasterChef Junior, all of which kick off in early January.

There are also 20+ shows debuting in December--including the one-off return of The Sing Off. No winter break for reality TV.

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