It's a special week for the contestants when three NFL Super Bowl champs - Donald Driver and NFL Network analysts Michael Irvin and Willie McGinest - put them through a vigorous NFL-style workout and fun football challenge on "The Biggest Loser: Glory Days," airing Thursday (8 p.m. ET) on NBC.
It's the halfway point in the competition, and the remaining 10 contestants are excited to learn three NFL legends will join them. The visit is even more special for the two former NFL players who are contestants this season: Scott Mitchell and Super Bowl champ Damien Woody, who was a teammate of McGinest's when they played together for the New England Patriots.
First, they'll be part of a football challenge in which a trainer and contestant from each team must catch footballs from the NFL guest stars - while tied together. And the stakes are high, because the winning team gets the coveted prize of video chats with loved ones. After the challenge, the victorious players have emotional reunions with family members via video chat, and one contestant gets a very special gift.
Later, the NFL guest stars join the trainers in the gym and have fun putting their own spin on coaching the contestants. At Comeback Canyon, the weigh-in sends another contestant home for good while a red line at the ranch weigh-in puts all the players on edge. One contestant reaches a milestone, but another is eliminated before getting the surprise of his/her life when arriving at Comeback Canyon and learning the game isn't over yet.
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"The Biggest Loser" has some special guests this week. (NBC photo)