Top dog: Wes Nelson topped the leader board in the first episode of ITV's revived version of The Games on Sunday while Chelcee Grimes stormed the women's 100m race, which was the launch of the series

Let The Games Begin! Megan Barton Hanson’s ex Chelcee Grimes WINS the women’s 100m race


Wes Nelson topped the leader board in the first episode of ITV’s revived version of The Games on Sunday while Chelcee Grimes stormed the women’s 100m race, which was the launch of the series.

The songwriter, 30, was neck-and-neck with Mel B’s daughter Phoenix Chi, 23, and 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.

Top dog: Wes Nelson topped the leader board in the first episode of ITV’s revived version of The Games on Sunday while Chelcee Grimes stormed the women’s 100m race, which was the launch of the series

Serving!  The songwriter, 30, was neck-and-neck with Mel B's daughter Phoenix Chi, 23, and admitted she knew the celebrity offspring would be one to watch in her winner's speech

Serving! The songwriter, 30, was neck-and-neck with Mel B’s daughter Phoenix Chi, 23, and admitted she knew the celebrity offspring would be one to watch in her winner’s speech

Phoenix’s Spice Girl mum cheered her on in the audience as she reached a close second-place, while Tyson Fury joined presenters Holly Willoughby and Freddie Flintoff in the studio.

During practice, Christine McGuinness broke down in tears as she spoke about her autism, after being diagnosed last year at the age of 33.

She said: ‘I was diagnosed last year so I will stay where I’m comfortable because of that. I’m more scared of the stadium than I am of the sport. I wanna give it my best shot but I’m worried that I could simply freeze and say I’m not doing it.

‘I’m really hoping that doesn’t happen cos I’ve just got this one shot to get it right.’

wow!  Chelcee and Phoenix certainly kept the audience on the edge of their seats

wow! Chelcee and Phoenix certainly kept the audience on the edge of their seats

Honest: Chelcee admitted she knew the celebrity offspring would be one to watch in her winner's speech

Honest: Chelcee admitted she knew the celebrity offspring would be one to watch in her winner’s speech

Dream team: Hosted live by Holly Willoughby and Freddie Flintoff (both pictured), former footballer and presenter Alex Scott is the trackside reporter and former professional football player and presenter Chris Kamara is commentator

Dream team: Hosted live by Holly Willoughby and Freddie Flintoff (both pictured), former footballer and presenter Alex Scott is the trackside reporter and former professional football player and presenter Chris Kamara is commentator

Sportsman: During his appearance, Tyson said of his recent victory against Dillian Whyte, 'Even though you've won, it's like a dip afterwards, it takes about three weeks.  I'm still recovering from such a high but still celebrating'

Sportsman: During his appearance, Tyson said of his recent victory against Dillian Whyte, ‘Even though you’ve won, it’s like a dip afterwards, it takes about three weeks. I’m still recovering from such a high but still celebrating’

Doting mum: Phoenix's Spice Girl mother cheered her on in the audience as she reached a close second-place

Doting mum: Phoenix’s Spice Girl mother cheered her on in the audience as she reached a close second-place

In the men’s hammer competition, Ryan Thomas was crowned the winner with a throw of 28.91m after he competed against Kevin Clifton, Wes Nelson, Colson Smith, Josh Herdman and Max George.

Competing in ITV’s The Games are former Love Islanders Chloe Burrows, Olivia Attwood and Wes, Strictly’s Kevin, Real Housewives of Cheshire star Christine, The Wanted’s Max George, newsreader Lucrezia, and Emmerdale actor Rebecca.

Rounding out the cast is model Phoenix, songwriter Chelcee, Harry Potter actor Josh Herdman and former Coronation Street star Ryan Thomas.

For the synchronized diving round, Wes and Lucrezia bagged themselves a place on the top of the leaderboard with their attempt at a backwards dive.

Colson was paired with Rebecca, Josh with Christine, Phoenix and Max, Wes and Lucrezia, while Olivia and Kevin rounded off the groupings.

Congratulations: In the men's hammer competition, Ryan Thomas was crowned the winner with a throw of 28.91m

Congratulations: In the men’s hammer competition, Ryan Thomas was crowned the winner with a throw of 28.91m

Wow!  The soap star certainly impressed with his talents on the program

Wow! The soap star certainly impressed with his talents on the program

Gang: He had competed against Kevin Clifton, Wes Nelson, Colson Smith, Josh Herdman and Max George

Gang: He had competed against Kevin Clifton, Wes Nelson, Colson Smith, Josh Herdman and Max George

In the men’s 400m, Wes also took first place with 57.58 seconds while Josh took second place. Max George, who sustained an injury, limped over the line after the Love Island star collapsed on the floor in relief.

He told Alex Scott, ‘I’m buzzing, oh my god, that is a killer. I was smiling but that’s only because I didn’t want to cry. I just ran as fast as I could. I knew Josh was quick so I just gave it some beans.’

During his appearance, Tyson said of his recent victory against Dillian Whyte, ‘Even though you’ve won, it’s like a dip afterwards, it takes about three weeks. I’m still recovering from such a high but still celebrating.’

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 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.

Spectacular: For the synchronized diving round, Wes and Lucrezia bagged themselves a place on the top of the leaderboard with their attempt at a backwards dive

Spectacular: For the synchronized diving round, Wes and Lucrezia bagged themselves a place on the top of the leaderboard with their attempt at a backwards dive

Tired: They certainly looked worn-out as they caught their breath in a poolside shot

Tired: They certainly looked worn-out as they caught their breath in a poolside shot

Happy: Christine beamed from ear-to-ear after facing her fears and plunging from the board

Happy: Christine beamed from ear-to-ear after facing her fears and plunging from the board

Doting girlfriend: Stacey Dooley, whose boyfriend is Kevin Clifton, supported him from the audience

Doting girlfriend: Stacey Dooley, whose boyfriend is Kevin Clifton, supported him from the audience

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 progress 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 program 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.

In his element: Wes told Alex Scott, 'I'm buzzing, oh my god, that is a killer.  I was smiling but that's only because I didn't want to cry.  I just ran as fast as I could.  I knew Josh was quick so I just gave it some beans'

In his element: Wes told Alex Scott, ‘I’m buzzing, oh my god, that is a killer. I was smiling but that’s only because I didn’t want to cry. I just ran as fast as I could. I knew Josh was quick so I just gave it some beans’

Clear winner: In the men's 400m, Wes took first place with 57.58 seconds while Josh took second place.  Max George, who sustained an injury, limped over the line

Clear winner: In the men’s 400m, Wes took first place with 57.58 seconds while Josh took second place. Max George, who sustained an injury, limped over the line

Exhausted: The Love Island star collapsed on the floor in relief while cameras broke in on him

Exhausted: The Love Island star collapsed on the floor in relief while cameras broke in on him

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