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ITV’s The Games viewers furious over ‘shambles’ and say event is void


It was the penultimate episode on Thursday night time and the stakes had been getting excessive among the many celebrities participating in The Games. And after a row between two of the contestants earlier within the week, there was extra controversy because the 12 well-known faces took to the velodrome.

Viewers of the ITV sequence, which is a reboot of Channel 4’s hit within the early noughties, declare the ladies’s biking occasion was a ‘shambles’ and that the eventual winner ought to have been disqualified. Chelcee Grimes, Olivia Attwood, Rebecca Sarker, Phoenix Gulzar-Brown, Lucrezia Millarini, and Christine McGuinness had been participating within the keirin.

And issues acquired off to a wobbly begin Chelcee tried to interrupt away from her fellow stars a second into the race getting underway with the derny rode previous to set their tempo for the primary few laps. As she tried to drag out of the place she had been positioned, the singer and footballer managed to knock Christine McGuInness.

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There was chaos because the mishap put the bike riders out of order because the race started, with some celebrities overtaking the ‘derny’ bike which is not allowed, and Lucrezia additionally did not final too lengthy on the course, falling seconds into the most recent occasion.

Chelcee ended up driving her technique to victory with Christine placing in effort to attempt to catch the frontrunner. However talking to Alex Scott afterwards, Chelcee stated she felt unhealthy for knocking Christine and the mannequin and spouse of Paddy McGuinness stated she was ‘gutted’ and stated she wasn’t capable of sit down on the bike as her seat had been pushed at an angle amongst the disastrous begin.

And it is honest to say viewers watching at house weren’t impressed. @kaycakemaker tweeted: “Well that was an absolute shambles. Should have been restarted, not fair person who cocked it up at the start ended up winning…#TheGames.” @Chellethebird fumed: “So a crash earlier than they even begin. Wonky seats, f**** wheels.. absolutely they need to have classed as a false begin and glued the gear. However unfair like eh. Was like a f*** circus!”



There was chaos on the stat of the race stay on Thursday night time throughout The Games

@charleyb0x wrote: “#TheGames sorry that race should be void? Not fair at all.” @gettheshotsin complained: “The race should of been void. What a load of tripe #TheGames.” @1Tomhemingway added: “Sorry as much as I like chelcee she shouldn’t be allowed that win cause she was in the wrong position on the start and went ahead of the bike #TheGames #ITVTheGames.”

The Games’ hosts Freddie Flintoff and Holly Willoughby additionally mentioned the chaotic begin within the ITV studio. Freddie stated: “There were crashes at the start of the race and then at one point I thought they thought they had to chase the man on the moped.” He added: “Do you think any of them knew the rules?” He then requested: “Was Chelcee allowed to go past all those people at the start?” A confused Holly replied: “I think so.”

Later, following the lads’s elimination race which noticed former Corrie star Ryan Thomas pip Harry Potter actor Josh Herdman to the end line, Freddie revealed: “Just to make it clear we are using a simpler set of rules.” Holly jumped in: “And they still can’t follow them.” Freddie then replied: “And neither can we.”





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