‘He has nothing left to lose!’ Australian Survivor star Baden Gilbert’s ‘skeletal’ frame sparks concern with fans after weeks in Fiji
Australian Survivor is known to push the human body to its limits.
But PhD student Baden Gilbert has sparked concern amongst fans after spending weeks in the remote wilderness in Fiji, with many saying lack of food has made him appear ‘skeletal’ and like he’s ‘wasting away’.
While so many of the contestants unveil their huge weight loss after the show, some fans are worried the grueling challenges and tiny food portions are beginning to take their toll on Baden, 23.
‘His weight loss is gonna be huge’ PhD student Baden Gilbert’s (right) tiny frame has sparked concern from fans after spending weeks in the remote wilderness in Fiji. Pictured with Janine Allis (left) who revealed she lost 8kg while filming the reality show
While he’s always appeared quite slim, concerned fans were quick to comment on the rapid weight loss he seems to have experienced over the past few weeks on social media.
One fan wrote: ‘#SurvivorAU Poor Baden has nothing left to lose. Someone please give him 20 burgers with double patties, double cheese, double bacon, side of fries cooked in duck fat and a fried mars bar for dessert,’ while a second simply wrote: ‘Baden looking skeletal.’
A third added: ‘Baden is ridiculously skinny! His weight loss is gonna be huge!’ while a fourth chimed in: ‘He’s fading away. Someone help him!’
‘Poor Baden has nothing left to lose!’ The 23-year-old PhD student (pictured) appeared to lose weight quite rapidly since appearing on the show, which began airing at the end of July
Put to the test: Contestants on Australian Survivor, including Baden (pictured), are put through their paces during their stint on the show, with many participants facing extreme tests of hunger
Fending for himself: Baden and his fellow cast mates must provide food, water, fire, and shelter for themselves as they battle out to become the survival champion
The contestants on Australian Survivor are put through their paces on the show, with many participants facing extreme tests of hunger.
Contestant Janine Allis, 54, recently revealed she lost 8kg while filming the reality show earlier in the year.
The businesswoman told WHO magazine that she was left with just ‘skin over her rib cage’ by the end of production.
‘I thought there was a lump on my breast, but it was my rib’: Australian Survivor’s Janine has revealed the shocking effects of her 8kg weight loss while filming the show
‘I had seriously no fat at all, and all I could feel was skin on top of my ribs,’ said the Boost Juice founder.
Baden is a former lifesaver who is currently studying for this PhD in physics.
The science student, who has been described as ‘awkward’ by news outlets, went into the series with a firm resolve to use his intellect to get ahead.
Sparking concern: Many fans took to social media to share their concern over Baden’s petite frame
Baden told news.com.au in July: ‘I think I’ll pull my own weight on the physical challenges but what I really think I can do is the puzzles.’
He added: ‘They do put a huge target on your back if you mess them up, but I think I’ll do well at them.’
Australian Survivor airs 7:30pm Sundays to Tuesdays on Ten.
Looking to get ahead: Baden (pictured), who has been described as ‘awkward’ by news outlets, went into the series with a firm resolve to use his intellect to get ahead