Celebrity contestants on ITV’s The Games have simply 5 weeks to arrange to compete throughout 10 monitor and area sports activities earlier than going head-to-head on reside TV to win the gold medal.
The celebrities will battle it out over every week of reside programming from May 9, competing in occasions together with diving, biking, operating and weightlifting, every making an attempt to be topped Champion of The Games 2022.
“To do a show like this, you need to have real commitment and drive,” defined The Games presenter Holly Willoughby.
Accompanying them will probably be mannequin and autism ambassador Christine McGuinness, The Wanted star Max George, footballer and singer-songwriter Chelcee Grimes, ex-Strictly professional Kevin Clifton, Corrie actor Colson Smith, ITV newsreader Lucrezia Millarini, and influencer, mannequin and daughter of Spice Girl Mel B, Phoenix Brown.
Joining Willoughby is former cricketer Freddie Flintoff, whereas ex-England footballer and TV presenter Alex Scott will probably be trackside reporter.
Former footballer Chris Kamara will commentate.
They’ll be joined by YouTube star and sports activities fan Yung Filly, Olympic commentator Simon Brotherton and a panel of sporting legends every evening.
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Rebecca Sarker is among the many hosts’ favourites to win, however she disputes that, stating: “The thing is, I am not sporty! But I’m learning – I’m 46, it’s never too late!”
Ex-Love Island star Attwood as a teen competed in lengthy distance operating at county and nationwide degree.
She stated: “I got really over-trained, and I was super underweight. I ended up having an enlarged valve in my heart from too much training.”
Also dealing with a problem within the competitors is actor Josh Herdman, who performed Gregory Goyle within the Harry Potter movies earlier than launching a profession in Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) – an inherently injury-prone sport.
Clifton says the occasion he is having fun with most thus far is climbing. He stated: “I’ve got mates that go climbing all the time, and I’m always like, ‘You go and do that, I’ll stay and watch the football and I’ll see you after!'” The Games begins Monday, May 9 at 9pm on ITV.