Who won gold medals at The Games – and will there be another series?
The games concluded this month in a thrilling final hosted by Holly Willoughby and Freddie Flintoff
The games were revived for a new series this month after the original show run ended in 2006.
The Olympic-style competitive game pits two pairs of six celebrities against each other to win a gold medal.
What were the last challenges?
The first event of the finals was sport climbing, and Phoenix Chi Gulzar and Wes Nelson took the top spots in that event.
Next came the women’s weightlifting and Rebecca Sarker was victorious here.
The final challenge for both groups was a 100m sprint and this event was not close with both the men’s and women’s winners leading by a fair margin.
Who won the games?
After the final event, singer-songwriter Chelcee Grimes and LoveI Island star Wes Nelson topped the leaderboard and secured their gold medals.
The pair had racked up points on the leaderboard through a series of wins over the week and Wes was the overall winner with 45 points, just ahead of Chelcee on 42.
After his win, Wes said, “It’s great. The guys pushed each other really well.”
Chelcee added: “I want to say a big thank you to all the girls. I’m so proud of you all so say hello to you all.”
Who were the runners up?
Former Coronation Street star Ryan Thomas finished second in the men’s with 39 points and took the silver medal.
Phoenix Chi Gulzar, an influencer and daughter of Mel B, finished as the women’s runner-up with 35 points.
Harry Potter actor Josh Herdman and Emmerdale actress Rebecca Sarker both won bronze medals with 38 and 33 points, respectively.
The rest of the leaderboard looked like this:
4th place: Kevin Clifton – 28 points
5th place: Max George – 23 points
6th place: Colson Smith – 18 points
4th place: Lucrezia Millarini – 32 points
5th place: Christine McGuinness – 27 points
6th place: Olivia Attwood – 21 points
Were there any claims for a solution?
Viewers had complained about fixes at several events throughout the five live shows.
Fans slammed the producers for an apparent fix to the May 10 live broadcast, when Phoenix earned third place in the 50m breaststroke when he actually finished fourth behind Chelcee.
In an incident on the May 11 live show, fans complained that contestants’ fouls were being ignored to correct the rankings.
In the women’s javelin, Christine and Phoenix both landed tail first, which is a foul, but their throws were accepted nonetheless.
And in another instance, on the May 12 show, there were complaints that Chelcee should have been disqualified after the bike race when she overtook the pacemaker bike.
Will there be another season of The Games?
Since the final season has just wrapped, there’s no word yet on whether another series will be commissioned.
The first episode of the season drew an impressive 2 million viewers, but that number had already dropped by 500,000 by the second episode.
Further announcements as to whether The Games will be bringing back for another season are likely to come later in the year, so keep an eye on that area.
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