NFL MVP KURT WARNER AND POPULAR CHEF CURTIS STONE VISIT "THE BIGGEST LOSER: COUPLES" FOR SPECIAL SUPER BOWL EPISODE ON TUESDAY, JANUARY 27 (8-10 P.M. ET)
UNIVERSAL CITY, CA - January 22, 2009 -- Two-time NFL MVP Kurt Warner and popular celebrity chef Curtis Stone will guest star on the Super Bowl-themed episode of NBC's "The Biggest Loser: Couples" on Tuesday, January 27 (8-10 p.m. ET).
It's Super Bowl week on the Biggest Loser ranch, and that means food, football and fun for all the contestants. First, Stone will test the players' calorie knowledge of traditional Super Bowl snacks like chicken wings. The winners of that contest will get to learn how to make healthier versions of the snacks, and one player will get a chance to have Stone surprise their teammate at home for a special one-on-one lesson in preparing healthy meals.
Then it's time for this week's challenge, which will play out on a football field with NFL superstar Warner. After giving the contestants an inspiring pep talk, he'll put the players through an NFL-style competition that will give the winner an especially valuable prize - immunity. And since all the "at home" teammates who have been working out on their own for 30 days will return at this week's weigh in, immunity also means that the winner's partner is guaranteed a spot back at the ranch - and back in the game.
Also in this week's episode, one contestant has to leave the ranch for a very important arrival at home. And later, the contestants face their toughest decision yet at elimination when two teams who really need to be at the ranch fall below the yellow line.
Stone is an acclaimed chef, bestselling author, TV host and entrepreneur. His fourth book, "Relaxed Cooking with Curtis Stone: Recipes To Put You in My Favorite Mood," will be released on April 7. He can be seen on the TLC show "Take Home Chef," is a partner on AOL Food's "Trade Secrets" videos, and recently launched his line of eco-friendly kitchen products at Williams Sonoma.
Warner is a quarterback for the Arizona Cardinals, and will be playing in this year's Super Bowl on February 1. He is a two-time NFL MVP (1999 and 2001) and was also named Super Bowl XXXIV MVP after leading the St. Louis Rams to a win over the Tennessee Titans (2000). Warner and his wife, Brenda, established the First Things First Foundation, which is designed to help those less fortunate with projects such as trips to Disney World for ill children, rewarding single parents for achieving the dream of home ownership, and teaching Special Olympians the football basics. More information on his organization can be found at www.kurtwarner.org.
"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.