The Games’ Olivia Attwood says serious health problem has caused ‘sad end to sports career’

The former Love Islander player will face Wes Nelson and many other celebrities in ITV’s The Game

Olivia Attwood reveals serious health problem led to ‘sad ending to sport’ as a teenager

Olivia Attwood has revealed that she suffered a “really sad end to sports” as a teenager following a serious health issue.

Former Island Lover competes in long-distance running at district and national level before facing a ‘terrible’ and ‘abrupt’ end to her days in athletics.

The 31-year-old TOWIE star admitted she over-exercised caused her to lose weight. As a result, she then grew horriblyheart valve enlargement.

Talk to PA news agency before joiningShe said: “I was really overtraining and I was super underweight.

“I ended up having a heart valve regurgitation due to too much exercise. It all ended really suddenly and terribly.”

It took her years to get back into the gym, because of her negative attitude towards sports in general.

TOWIE star becomes ‘super light weight’



Olivia opened up her ’emotional’ journey with running


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“Sport is my life,” she said. “And this is like going back to an environment where I would close the door.

“It was really emotional, the first day on the track, and it took a while to get back to running at that pace.

“I would never run like that in normal life, unless I was being chased by a killer – or if there was a sale!”

The reality TV star will face off against 11 other super-weight celebrities who will have just weeks to master some of the most extreme Olympic sports.

The famous contestants have only five weeks to prepare to compete in 10 athletics sports before going head-to-head on live television for the gold medal.

They’ll battle it out for more than a week of live shows from May 9, competing in events including diving, cycling, running and weightlifting, each trying to win enough points to put them at the top of the leaderboard. medal and crowned The Game Champion 2022.

Game presenter Holly Willoughby, 41, added: “To make a show like this you need real commitment and effort.

“They are a really great group. There are 12 of them, there are 10 events where they will be competing, so there is a lot for them to do. But in the end, one of them will be crowned champion.”

Holly Willoughby is set to host the Olympics after it was postponed last year


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Host Freddie Flintoff said the celebrities supported each other on the show


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Gearing up for the track, diving, and riding a bike are Wes Nelson and Olivia Attwood, former Love Islanders actors Wes Nelson and Olivia Attwood, Emmerdale actress Rebecca Sarker, former Coronation Street star Ryan Thomas, Harry Potter actor Josh Herdman, model and autism. ambassador Christine McGuinness, The Wanted Max George star, soccer player and singer-songwriter Chelcee Grimes, former pundit Kevin Clifton, actor Corrie Colson Smith, ITV news reporter Lucrezia Millarini, and photo op Spice Girl Mel B’s influence, model and daughter, Phoenix Brown.

Joining Willoughby as live presenter is former international cricketer Freddie Flintoff, while former England footballer and TV presenter Alex Scott will be the correspondent, recording. all the action as it happens and ex-footballer Chris Kamara will comment.

They will feature YouTube star and sports fan Yung Filly, Olympic commentator Simon Brotherton, and a panel of sports legends every night, with the week ending with a final that will win one male winner and one female winner.

“For me, competition brings out the best and the worst,” laughs The Games host and cricket star Flintoff, 44.

Olivia will face former Love Island resident Wes Nelson


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Autism Ambassador Christine McGuinness is on a new ITV show


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“As a sports athlete, I thrived in competition – I always thought it was ‘win at all costs’. But spending time with you guys last week, when I went to see them do hammer throws and hurdles, everyone cheering each other on, playing well, supporting each other.

“But there is basic competition, where everyone wants to win.”

Flintoff added: “It will be interesting to see how each person adapts. I think people are looking at a different discipline and thinking, ‘That’s where I’m going to excel’.

“Colson loves sailing, kayaking, Christine McGuinness weightlifting, Wes hurdles. There’s a real cross-section.”

The Olympics kick off on Monday, May 9 at 9 p.m. on ITV.

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