Biggest Loser Champ Sets Record: Loses 239 Pounds!

Celebrity Body Dec. 9, 2009 AT 9:08AM
Biggest Loser Champ Sets Record: Loses 239 Pounds! Credit: NBC

History was made on Tuesday's The Biggest Loser finale -- as winner Danny Cahill shed 239 pounds -- more than any other contestant in the NBC show's history. spoke to the 40-year-old land surveyor and father of two from Broken Arrow, Okla., shortly after his big win.

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"I am feeling great - I just won the Biggest Loser!" he told Us. "I am going to get on a plane and fly to New York. To celebrate, I am going to have a good holiday with my family."

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He credited his wife with helping him win. "My wife works out with me, and if it wasn't for her, I wouldn't have won Biggest Loser," he told Us. "My wife and I have been through a lot -- 430 pounds that she didn't sign up for! She met me at 175 pounds."

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Of the $100,000 prize, he said, "She deserves this."

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So how will they spent the money?

"My wife and I are going to think about it," he told Us. "There are a lot of needs in our family right now. And I have some debt I need to pay off. You know, my wife has lost almost 60 pounds, and when I came back from the ranch and I saw what she looks like, I was like, 'Oh, my gosh! I’ve got a new wife!' I mean, she's got a new husband, but I got a new wife!"

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