<i>The Biggest Loser</i> 2014 ... Big Kev has returned to join the Blue Team.

The Biggest Loser 2014: Big Kev has returned to join the Blue Team.

For those who don't believe in second chances, what about third time's a charm?

Kevin Moore has made a surprise return to The Biggest Loser in what will be his third attempt to shed the kilos that gave him his epithet of Big Kev. And no, he is not a resident of the Victorian town of Ararat. But hey, that's television.

The once biggest contestant to ever grace the Biggest Loser scales at 254.7 kilograms, 27-year-old Moore exited with mother Rosemary Reynolds in a tirade of f-bombs after the pair failed to lose enough weight in an early round last year.

Before ... Big Kev earned his name last year when he weighed an enormous 254.7 kilograms.

Before: Big Kev earned his name last year when he weighed an enormous 254.7 kilograms.

But Moore soon returned to the Next Generation edition in a surprise twist and went on to lose a huge 56.1kg overall (or US Loser winner Rachel Frederickson, with a bit more flesh), though it did not earn him the crown or the prize money.

Now a slightly smaller Kev is back and appears to have lain to rest any doubts about his ability to battle the bulge in the big, bad world of fast food, ice cream and kitchens in general.

He has joined the Blue Team, who lost one of their members during elimination last week, and has been granted immunity from elimination this time round.

After ... Big Kev has slimmed down even further since leaving <i>The Biggest Loser</i> last year.

After: Big Kev has slimmed down even further since leaving The Biggest Loser last year.

Speaking to his new teammates, he admits to having “mixed emotions” about coming back to the show, but readily jokes about his celebrity status when the ladies suggest a certain familiarity with him because of his time on TV. “You can touch me,” he said, with a laugh.

But it was in the gymnasium, that the change in Big Kev became most apparent. Not only was he ready and raring, dressed in a huge blue T-shirt that could easily pass for a dress, but he spent his time pepping on his fellow challengers whilst running on the treadmill.

Even trainer Shannan Ponton was impressed.

“I think the whole of Australia fell in love with Big Kev last time but so many doubted that he would be able to do it on the outside,” Ponton eagerly tells the cameras and those with enough energy to listen. “But Big Kev has proved all those detractors wrong because he did. He looks fitter, healthier and happier than I have ever seen him.”

Even Moore wants to make Australia believe, telling the audience how last year's experience “dramatically” changed his life.

“Dramatically. Beyond belief. I never thought I would be able to get this point. My shoes have even dropped a size because my feet were too fat before.”

And it seems to be working on 48-year-old Mary, who at 170 kilograms is now looking to her larger junior as a bit of a mentor and training buddy.

Moore it seems has a target weight of 120 kilograms.

But there is no hiding when it comes to the weigh in, with a shirtless Moore finally providing the big reveal – literally. So how much does he weigh since last being on the show?

As the audience watches Moore stride confidently to the stage, he recounts the first time he made the journey: “I was concerned I would break the scales. There was creaking and cracking under my feet. This time there wasn't so I was already happier about that.”

And from his last recorded weight of 198.6kg, he has dropped 12.7kg to 185.9. Earning the town's kitty $300 for every kilo he has shed.

Now he is one of Ararat, a fellow challenger comments. Cash-for-residency anyone?

Asked what life was like before losing the weight, a “much happier” Moore replied: “There was no life. It was impossible to keep on living that way; I couldn't sit in my car without a seatbelt extension, everything was a struggle.

“I needed my partner to put on my shoes and socks.”

But if viewers were looking for inspiration to lose weight it was 34-year-old “country bloke” Cameron who stole the show, after managing to continue his weight loss regime despite a dodgy ticker.

“Smash it out … because there's nothing worse than being told you can't,” Cam told his team, as his eyes welled up.

So it is with a dysrhythmic heart that Cam admits that he has to leave to competition - sparing his fellow Blue teammates the axe.

Cam's medical tests have uncovered an underlying heart problem that has existed for some time, which could have caused an attack at any moment and will require further examination.

So here is the final tally:

Black Team (kg)

Craig: 170 – 165.6 (-4.4)

Jane: 111.1 – 109.4 (-1.17)

Toni: 114.7 – 111.7 (-3)

Caitlin: 124.9 – 112.2 (-2.7)

Sharon: 101.1 – 99.3 (-1.8)

Cal: 122.1 – 120.8 (-1.3)

Total lost: 19.4kg, or 2.2 per cent

Blue Team (kg)

Natalie: 111.6 – 109.1 (-2.5)

Katrina: 124.5 – 123.5 (-1)

Mary: 170.4 – 168.1 (-2.3)

Shannon: 91 – 89.1 (-1.9)

Cameron: 131.4 – 127.9 (-3.5)

Matt: 113.7 – 112.3 (-1.4)

Total lost: 12.6kg, or 1.7 per cent