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VIDEO: Heaviest Contestant Ever Debuts On The Biggest Loser

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Jan. 5 2011, Published 9:23 a.m. ET

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The eleventh season of NBC's weight loss competition The Bigger Loser kicked off Tuesday with a motley crew of hopefuls including a set of identical twins, parents teaming up with their children, and the heaviest contestant in the show's history, 507-pound Arthur. 

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Arthur, a 31-year-old from Portland, Oregon, said with tears in his eyes that he's actually lost 129 pounds in the past year, having previously weighed in at 646 pounds.

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The 5-foot-8 stay-at-home dad's body fat registered at a dangerous 80 percent on Tuesday's episode, as he said he suffers from heart problems and diabetes as a result of his obesity.

Check out Arthur in his battle with the bulge when The Biggest Loser returns on NBC Tuesdays at 8/7c.

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