Contestant dies after completing course on ‘Wipeout’ show hosted by John Cena


A male contestant on the rebooted USA game show Wipeout has died after tackling the TV obstacle course. The unidentified person passed away from cardiac arrest on Wednesday.

The show was being filmed in California.

A medic with the production team offered assistance until the paramedics arrived.

The course added how production was paused yesterday and today. It's understood that filming will recommence at some point after the break. At the time of writing, Wipeout has not announced a premiere date, and no announcement has been made about changes that will or will not happen in the wake of a man's death following completion of the obstacle course.

Speaking to the New York Post, a spokesperson for the TBS network sent their condolences to the contestant's family.

TBS released a statement that said: 'We are devastated to have learned of his passing and our deepest sympathy goes out to the family'. He initially received care from the emergency personnel who were on-site before paramedics were called.

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The popular game show spent over six years on ABC.

The show is being hosted by John Cena (The Suicide Squad) and Nicole Byer (Nailed It!) with Camille Kostek (I Feel Pretty) as the entrenched Host in the Field.

Freddie and Paddy will be hosting the return of Total Wipeout.

As of this writing, there's no word yet on how this will affect future episodes of the show as it's now in production.

Richard Hammond and Amanda Byram were the original hosts of the show, however they bowed out after 2012.