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It was a shock on last night's "The Biggest Loser" when twin brothers Dan and Don Evans got on the scale and each of them had gained nine pounds. That weight gain left no doubt that they were the team that would fall below the yellow line. It just remained to be seen which of the two brothers would be sent home.
Earlier that day, Dan had mentioned that he felt he was ready to go home because he really missed his 9-year-old daughter Madelyn. But trainer Jillian Michaels chastised for still having a lot to learn and work on and he needed to do it on the ranch.
The fact that he had indicated his desire to leave the ranch left many of the "Losers" feeling that Dan may have purposely gained weight for that very reason. Now, he tells ET that that was not the case.
"I am sorry I left the show under such questionable circumstances, but I am absolutely convinced that my efforts are successful," he says of his return home and his 72-pound weight loss. "I am convinced that I didn't selfishly squander this position to somebody else. I am so pleased and so legitimately grateful to 'The Biggest Loser' for putting me in the situation I am today. The quality of life I have is amazing."
Dan goes on to say that whatever mistakes he and brother Don made on the ranch he has since rectified because he has lost three or four pounds each week at home.
"It is difficult to imagine how we could have made a sufficient number of mistakes to negate whatever weight loss we had that week plus add nine pounds," he says. "What I can tell you is we take full responsibility. We made a mistake. Since I got home, I have dialed in on exactly what they said we should do and I follow the instructions of my trainer here in Oklahoma."
"The Biggest Loser" airs Tuesdays at 8 p.m. on NBC.