They came up with plans to prevent suicide and tackle climate change. Then on Day 4 of the reality TV challenge came a final twist: an unexpected death.
Some of the 40 people who have so far qualified for the $50,000 grand prize in the TV cooking reality show were found dead in their bedrooms on Day 3.
Among the dead were three women and an Australian.
Other contestants have so far had to deal with their own deaths and have been left without a financial prize.
The deaths have left the reality show, which is hosted by chef Simon Rogan, facing its biggest death toll in reality TV. So far there have been four deaths, including on Day 2.
Last night the producers of the show announced: “To be clear – there are no plans to do a wrap-up or to air any final moments or even to stop filming.
“After a short break to mourn the loss of three contestants through illness, we’ve decided to proceed with the remaining contestants. It’s been a really emotional but hugely constructive week.”
The reality show, which is hosted by chef Simon Rogan, is not the first time reality TV has faced massive death tolls. In 2016, there was tragedy when the series “Deadliest Catch” was forced to postpone its show after a whale accidentally beached itself in Florida. The whale died in its attempt to escape the vessel before it sank near Florida’s coast.
The first time a reality TV show had to cancel as a result of a death was in the series “Love Island” (2016), when a man was found dead on the beach during filming of a beach party.
A day before the death in the TV show “The Amazing Race” there had been a scare. The men’s team were forced to stop filming when a member got up to leave one of the rooms. On the way down he walked into the pool.
The show is only two days into the TV challenge and the deaths of three contestants, including a woman, a man and a man in a wheelchair, were so shocking and tragic that the producers took the decision to end filming for the day.
A spokesman for IMG, the company that produce the TV show, said today: “We’re incredibly thankful that the three people who were found dead have been