Let The Games Commence! Megan Barton Hanson’s ex Chelcee Grimes wins the women’s 100m race in premiere episode of ITV sports show
Chelcee Grimes won the women’s 100m race during the premiere episode of ITV’s The Games on Monday night.
The songwriter, 30, who is Megan Barton Hanson’s ex-girlfriend, who neck-and-neck with Mel B’s daughter Phoenix Chi, 23, admitted she knew the celebrity offspring would be one to watch in her winner’s speech.
Stealing the show as she beat her rivals to the finishing line, she had been up against Rebecca Sarker, 46, Olivia Attwood, 30, Christine McGuinness, 34, and Lucrezia Millarini, 46.
Deserving! Chelcee Grimes won the women’s 100m race during the premiere episode of ITV’s The Games on Monday night
Competing in ITV’s The Games are former Love Islanders Chloe Burrows, Olivia Attwood and Wes Nelson, Strictly’s Kevin, Real Housewives of Cheshire star Christine McGuinness, The Wanted’s Max George, newsreader Lucrezia Millarini, and Emmerdale actor Rebecca Sarker.
Rounding out the cast is model Phoenix Brown, songwriter Chelcee Grimes, Harry Potter actor Josh Herdman and former Coronation Street star Ryan Thomas.
All have been pulled out of their comfort zones to be coached as athletes, swimmers and cyclists to compete in the hope of coming top of the medals table and being crowned the winners.
Hosted live by Holly Willoughby and Freddie, The Games will also see former professional footballer and presenter Alex Scott as trackside reporter and former professional football player and presenter Chris Kamara as commentator.
The six male and six female competitors will battle it out in the athletics arena, the swimming pool, gymnasium and velodrome.
Each will put their sporting prowess to the test in events from the 100-meter sprint to diving, racking up points on the medals table.
As well as live coverage of the events, each episode will feature the celebrities’ preparation as they’re taught the sports from scratch by some of the UK’s top coaches.
They will aim to reach their peak physical condition through their gruelling training programme leading up to the competition.
As the leader board takes shape with each night, the series will culminate in an exhilarating final showdown in which one male champion and one female champion will be crowned.