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What time does The Games start and who is hosting?

The show makes its big debut tonight (Picture: ITV)

ITV’s latest sports show The Games sees 12 celebrities testing their mental and physical strength in several Olympic style challenges including diving, cycling, running and weightlifting.

Mel B’s daughter Phoenix Brown, song writer Chelcee Grimes and Harry Potter actor Josh Herdman are among the other stars who’ve signed up.

Elsewhere, viewers will see former Strictly pro dancer Kevin Clifton, newsreader Lucrezia Millarini, Emmerdale actor Rebecca Sarker and actor Ryan Thomas compete to win the new competitive series.

Olivia Attwood, Christine McGuinness, Wes Nelson, Max George and Corrie star Colson Smith complete the line-up of the programme.

Love Island star Chloe Burrows and Capital Xtra presenter Will Njobvu are reserve competitors on the show, in the event of any injury or illness.

But what time does it start?

Here’s everything you need to know.

What time does The Games start?

The Games will air everyday for five nights (Picture: ITV)

The Games starts tonight at 9pm on ITV, and will air every day this week with the grand finale taking place on Friday, May 13.

Heavyweight champion Tyson Fury will be making a cameo in tonight’s episode, where he will offer ‘insight and opinion’ on the performances of a line-up of celebrity athletes competing for medals on the show.

Tonight, the 33-year-old boxer will be joined by Olympic gold medallist heptathlete Denise Lewis and Olympic gold medallist diver Matty Lee.

Later in the week, there will be appearances from Hollie Arnold, Dame Sarah Storey, Jermaine Jenas and Daley Thompson.

Former Coronation Street star Ryan Thomas is one of the celebrities competing (Picture: ITV)

As for the stars, model Christine recently admitted that the process has been far from easy.

The 34-year-old star, who has been open about being diagnosed with autism, said the show has been ‘quite a lot’ to deal with due to the ‘sensory overload.

During Monday’s instalment of This Morning, she said: ‘The change in routine every day has been quite difficult to deal with. Being around a new group of people has been so, so hard, but as time’s gone on it’s got a lot easier.’

Who is hosting The Games?

Chris will join Holly Willoughby, Freddie Flintoff and Alex Scott to host ITV’s The Games (Picture; ITV)

Freddie Flintoff and Holly Willoughby will be presenting The Games alongside Alex Scott who will also join as a pitch-side reporter, and Chris Kamara as commentator.

Following his recent health struggles, Chris – who’s known as Kammy by fans – confirmed he developed apraxia of speech and considered walking away from the ITV show.

‘I did offer to quit, which would have been good news, but ITV wouldn’t have it in any way shape or form,’ he said at the show’s launch.

‘They said “you’re staying, you’re part of the team” and I’d like to thank them for that.

‘They bought in Simon Brotherton to work alongside me in the commentary box, Simon and I know each other, we did 5 Live back in 1998 together when I first started broadcasting. I am on the mend, which is the great thing.’

The Games starts tonight at 9pm on ITV and ITV Hub.

 


Credit: Original article published here.

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