‘Biggest Loser’ finale at 8 tonight

Published 12:05 pm Tuesday, December 14, 2010

The two-hour finale of “The Biggest Loser,” featuring Vicksburg resident Patrick House as one of three remaining contenders, will be broadcast live from Los Angeles on NBC at 8 tonight.

“I am feeling really good about this,” the formerly 400-pound House said from Los Angeles Monday. “I feel like I have put myself in the best possible position to win, and I can honestly say that I have done everything I can possibly do to win this.”

A week ago, about 400 people gathered with House at the Vicksburg Convention Center to watch as he clinched a spot in the live two-hour season finale in the weight-loss competition.

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A win by House, who has lost 156 pounds on the show, would be the first for a Mississippian in the show’s 10 years on the air.

House, 28, returned to Vicksburg in September, where he lives with his wife, Bradley, and their two young sons, after four months on The Biggest Loser Ranch in California. Since, he has continued gym visits in his attempt to have the highest weight-loss percentage.

The champion will receive $250,000 and be under contract to the show for about a year.

“I really appreciate the city of Vicksburg for being behind me,” House said. “And in about 24 hours I really hope I can bring this title back to them.”