A contestant on TBS’ upcomingWipeout revival has died of cardiac arrest, following his completion of the show’s impediment course, TVLine has confirmed.
The male contestant — who has not been additional recognized — started experiencing chest pains on Wednesday after working the course, and on-set emergency personnel used a defibrillator on him earlier than calling paramedics. The contestant was then taken to a hospital, the place he later died.
“We are devastated to have realized of his passing and our deepest sympathy goes out to the household,” a TBS spokesperson stated in a press release to TVLine. Distribution firm Endemol Shine North America additionally commented on the information, saying, “We provide our heartfelt condolences to the household and our ideas are with them at the moment.”
As a results of the tragedy, manufacturing on Wipeout has been briefly halted forward of a pre-planned Thanksgiving break. Production is scheduled to renew after the vacation.
In April, TBS ordered 20 new episodes of the competitors sequence, which first ran on ABC from 2008 to 2014. This new iteration will break up every recreation into three rounds and have a three-stage impediment course with “a number of technique and choice factors” for the contestants.
Wrestler-actor John Cena and Nailed It! host Nicole Byer have been beforehand tapped to emcee the revival, whereas model and actress Camille Kostek will report from the sidelines.
TMZ was first to report the contestant’s demise.