What time does The Games start on ITV?

TWELVE celebrities will compete against each other in ITV's new Olympics style show The Games.

From reality star Olivia Attwood to Strictly Come Dancing star Kevin Clifton, these celebs will be pushed to the limit – here's everything you need to know.

When does The Games start on ITV?

The Games start on ITV tonight (Monday, May 9, 2022) from 9 pm until 10.30 pm.

The series will broadcast nightly all week until Friday, May 19.

The release of the show was first announced back in December 2020 and was set to be released in 2021 but was delayed.

Originally titled The Real Games, the show was commissioned for ITV by Nicola Lloyd, Commissioning Editor, and Sue Murphy, Head of Factual Entertainment.  

Nicola shared a statement with ITV saying: "Obviously 2021 is going be a big year for sport events but for entertainment in a sporting setting, look no further than the real games.

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"With a host of famous faces taking part, we’re expecting big names, huge events and gold medal-winning egos.

"We're delighted to have Holly along with Freddie guiding us through, joined by Alex and Chris and we'll be revealing more about the competitors in the lead up to the show.

"We can't wait for the fun and games to begin."  

What is The Games?

ITV's new show The Games will see celebrities competing in a series of games with the hopes of being crowned top of the medals table.

There are six male and six female competitors, testing their fitness in the athletics arena, the swimming pool, gymnasium and velodrome.

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Each contestant will participate in activities such as a 100-meter sprint and diving in order to climb the medals table.

Who is taking part in The Games?

The Games has pulled in celebrities from every corner of the UK media.

Coronation Street's Colson Smith and Ryan Thomas, former Strictly star Kevin Clifton, Max George, Love Island's Wes Nelson and Harry Potter actor Josh Herdman will all compete in the ITV competition.

The female stars include Emmerdale's Rebecca Sarker, newsreader Lucrezia Millarini, songwriter and footballer Chelcee Grimes, Love Island's Olivia Attwood, model Phoenix Brown, and model Christine McGuinness.

Some of the celebs have shown off toned bodies already in preparation for the intense competition.

There have also been plenty of injuries too, with many sporting physio tape across their legs and shoulders.

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Former professional footballer Alex Scott will star on the show as a trackside reporter alongside fellow football star and presenter Chris Kamara who will appear as a commentator.

The show will be hosted by This Morning's Holly Willoughby and sportsman Freddie Flintoff.

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