ITV’s The Games will see Colson Smith and 11 other celebrities go head-to-head in a series of challenges, across a week of live shows.
Coronation Street’s Colson Smith has revealed he learned to swim while competing in ITV’s The Games.
The 23-year-old is best known as the adorable Craig Tinker on Coronation Street but he will be hoping to show off his sporting prowess on The Games, which will be shown tonight.
ITV’s new reality sports show The Games will see 12 celebrities go head-to-head in a series of challenges, across a week of live shows.
The Cobbles lover said he pushed himself to the limit for Holly Willoughby’s new show during an appearance on This Morning.
Speaking via video link from Crystal Place, Colson told hosts Phillip Schofield and Rochelle Humes he opened up about training for the nine Olympic sports the celebrities will participate in.
“It was a difficult moment for me,” Colson said. I am very proud of myself. I’m just looking forward to starting now. We’re really excited for what’s to come. We’ve had a great few weeks. ”
Rochelle asked the soap star if there was anything he’d accomplished that surprised himself.
Colson replied: “In everyday life, I go to the gym and run, which normal people do, but I never got on a diving board. I couldn’t swim so I taught myself to swim and then learned from the best coaches around.”
Contestants joining Christine include Love Island alumnus Olivia Attwood, influencer Phoenix Brown, former serious expert and top man Kevin Clifton, pop star Max George, song writer Chelcee Grimes and Harry Potter actor Josh Herdman.
Joining them are Coronation Street actor Colson Smith, newsreader Lucrezia Millarini, musician and Love Island star Wes Nelson, Emmerdale actor Rebecca Sarker and actor Ryan Thomas.
Love Island’s Chloe Burrows and TV & Radio host Will Njobvu serve as backup, ready to join if the need arises.
Celebrities will compete against each other in a series of challenges including track and pool events on the new ITV series.
The camera will show team members being trained and coached by professionals and then competing against each other in hopes of winning a medal.
The reality series will be led by Top Gear’s Holly Willoughby and Freddie Flintoff.
Holly will host the show, which will see twelve famous competitors fight in athletics arenas, swimming pools, gyms and stadiums.
Each star will put their athletic skills to the test in events ranging from the 100 meter sprint to diving, earning points on the medal standings.
Former professional soccer player Alex Scott will join the show as a reporter to follow along with fellow soccer star and presenter Chris Kamara, who will appear as a commentator. pellets.
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