SIX-TIME WORLD BOXING CHAMP SUGAR RAY LEONARD AND CELEBRITY CHEF ROCCO DISPIRITO VISIT "THE BIGGEST LOSER: COUPLES" ON TUESDAY, MARCH 3 (8-10 P.M. ET) ON NBC
UNIVERSAL CITY, CA - February 26, 2009 -- NBC's "The Biggest Loser: Couples" get a special workout with boxing champ Sugar Ray Leonard and a valuable cooking lesson from celebrity chef Rocco DiSpirito on the next episode airing Tuesday, March 3 (8-10 p.m. ET).
First the contestants meet up with DiSpirito and learn how many calories are really in some of their favorite fast food dishes. Then the black and blue teams have a lively cook-off, preparing healthier, low-calorie versions of pizza, burgers and a Mexican entr�e. The team who prepares the tastiest and lowest calorie dish gets a meal specially prepared by DiSpirito, plus a chance to pick a fortune cookie with an especially valuable fortune inside - an extra vote at elimination.
Then trainer Bob Harper takes the contestants to a 24-Hour Fitness where a surprise guest awaits them - Sugar Ray Leonard! This is especially thrilling for contestant Aubrey, who was previously an amateur boxer. Leonard shows them how much fun burning calories can be when he puts them through a unique shadow boxing workout.
Later, all the contestants head to the Los Angeles Food Bank, where host Alison Sweeney explains this week's challenge: they'll race to pack food kits for the hungry and load them on trucks. Each member of the winning team gets an amazing prize - free groceries for a year, plus letters from home.
Then it's time for last chance workouts, when trainer Jillian Michaels has a dramatic confrontation with the player she feels is the weakest link on her team. And away from the gym, one contestant gives another a very generous gift. Later, all of the contestants are surprised to learn about a new twist at this week's weigh-in.
"The Biggest Loser: Couples" is a production of Reveille LLC, 25/7 Productions and 3Ball Productions. Ben Silverman (NBC's "The Office," "Ugly Betty"), Dave Broome ("A Model Life with Petra Nemcova," "Tsunami Aid: A Concert of Hope"), JD Roth ("Age of Love," "Beauty and the Geek"), Todd A. Nelson ("Unan1mous," "Beauty and the Geek") and Mark Koops ("American Gladiators," "Shear Genius") serve as executive producers.