Robyn, the Commando and Katie at the finale
I don't know about you, but I found The Biggest Loser: Next Generation pretty confronting. Watching parents and children struggle with their weight and with each other was difficult at times. It was especially upsetting to hear the way some of the children spoke to their parents…if Kirsten told her mother Janet to "shut up" one more time I was going to scream.
Most of these relationships were fractured at worst and imbalanced at best. Many of these parents treated their kids as friends instead of dependents. The parents felt responsible for their children's weight and the children were more than happy to let them feel like they were to blame. They'd developed bad habits not only in their diet and lack of exercise, but in how they treated each other.
One of the most combative teams this year was definitely mother and daughter team Robyn and Katie Dyke from Tasmania. They spent the first half of the season fighting and snarling at each other and have now triumphed to be crowned this season's winners with a combined weight loss of 86.6 kilograms.
Robyn, 45, entered the competition at 112.1kg and weighed in at 73.1kg on the final episode.
Katie, 19, weighed in at 136.8kg when she arrived and left 47.6kg lighter at 89.2kg.