A contestant on the TBS reboot of “Wipeout” has died after completing the show’s obstacle course.
A male contestant wanted assist and was tended to by on-set emergency personnel after tackling the course Wednesday, sources near manufacturing inform The Post. The participant was on the set in Santa Clarita, California — however not on the course itself — when he reportedly skilled chest pains earlier than midday and medics used a defibrillator on him.
Paramedics had been referred to as and he was transported to the hospital, the place he later died.
Contestants endure medical exams forward of filming, and the show, which has but to air on the community, has on-site paramedics and medical doctors, in addition to a security producer.
Production was paused Thursday and Friday, and the show was heading right into a preplanned week off for the Thanksgiving vacation. Production is scheduled to renew someday after the break.
No additional data was launched in regards to the contestant.
“We are devastated to have realized of his passing, and our deepest sympathy goes out to the household,” a TBS spokesperson informed The Post in an announcement.
The show is distributed by Endemol Shine North America, which informed The Post, “We provide our heartfelt condolences to the household, and our ideas are with them at the moment.”
The revival might be co-hosted by Sports Illustrated Swimsuit model Camille Kostek — often known as Rob Gronkowski’s girlfriend — in addition to professional wrestler and actor John Cena and comic Nicole Byer (“Nailed It!”). The sequence, which initially aired on ABC from 2008 to 2014, options athletic rivals navigating a lot of obstacles on a course.
“Wipeout will characteristic twists and new components that can push contestants’ athleticism and dedication to even better extremes, all whereas delivering some wildly epic fails!” reads the show’s official description. “Each sport is three rounds, with every spherical that includes a jaw-dropping, multi-stage obstacle course with quite a few technique and determination factors designed to additional problem the stamina of the rivals and ship hilarious and shocking wipeouts. And of course, the long-lasting staple of the show – the large balls! – are returning with a vengeance.”
TBS has not introduced a premiere date for the show, but it surely is not going to be till someday later in 2021.