After 12 weeks of gruelling coaching and competitors, issues got here to a head for the 12 taking part celebrities on Friday evening’s version of ITV’s The Games. This was the conclusion of a week-long occasion which noticed six males and 6 ladies put their sporting prowess to the check throughout quite a lot of occasions.
Going into the finale, singer-songwriter Chelcee Grimes comfortably led the ladies’s leaderboard, forward of Mel B’s daughter, Phoenix Chi Gulzar, with the pair frequently clashing throughout the 5 episodes. As for the lads, ex-Love Islander Wes Nelson headed the pack on 33 factors, two forward of actor Ryan Thomas and 5 away from Harry Potter star Josh Herdman.
The first occasion of the concluding episode noticed Phoenix triumph in opposition to Chelcee within the sport climbing, whereas Wes edged out Josh within the thrilling males’s remaining. The subsequent occasion was the ladies’s weightlifting which noticed actor Rebecca Sarker upset the dominant two by claiming victory.
Finally, all of it got here right down to the 100m for each the women and men.
First up had been the lady with Chelcee Grimes completely storming the sector and profitable by an enormous distance – akin to the type of victories that Usain Bolt handled us to for a few years. She beat Phoenix by virtually a second whereas Rebecca rounded out the highest three.
It was an analogous story for the lads with Wes Nelson leaving everybody else in his wake, finishing a dominant week for the 24-year previous.
Both of those outcomes cemented their positions on the high of their respective leaderboards and so they had been duly awarded with their gold medals. The two runners up had been Ryan Thomas and Phoenix Chi Gulzar whereas Josh Herdman and Rebecca Sarker picked up the bronze medals.
On Twitter, @katiecatheralll was filled with admiration for the profitable pair: “Absolutely loved watching @TheGamesTV this week! This is what sport is all about! Amazing from Chelcee and Wes, as well as my standout Rebecca!” Although @ScottyD_17 was left unsurprised, Shock horror, skilled footballer @ChelceeGrimes wins @TheGamesTV #TheGames.”