A new sporting extravaganza is airing on ITV every night this week - and some events are filmed live from a popular south east London location.

The Games sees twelve super-fit celebrities battle it out in a sporting event at Crystal Palace National Sports Centre.

They have undergone weeks of intense training ready to go head-to-head in a range of sporting challenges in a week of live shows.

It started on Monday and will air each night until Friday, May 13 inclusive - hosted by Holly Willoughby and Freddie Flintoff.

The Games sees former professional footballer and presenter Alex Scott as trackside reporter and former professional football player and presenter Chris Kamara as commentator.

The celebrites taking part are:

  • TV presenter Olivia Attwood
  • Influencer and model Phoenix Brown
  • Ex-Strictly pro and leading man Kevin Clifton
  • The Wanted star Max George
  • Song writer Chelcee Grimes
  • Harry Potter actor Josh Herdman
  • Author, model and autism ambassador Christine McGuinness
  • Coronation Street actor Colson Smith
  • Newsreader Lucrezia Millarini
  • Musician and TV star Wes Nelson
  • Emmerdale actor Rebecca Sarker 
  • Actor Ryan Thomas

The six male and six female competitors are battling it out in the athletics arena, the swimming pool, gymnasium and velodrome.

They have all been coached as athletes, swimmers and cyclists to compete in the hope of coming top of the medals table and being crowned the competition winner.

Each will put their sporting prowess to the test in events from the 100-meter sprint to diving, racking up points on the medals table.

Each episode features the celebrities' preparation as they’re taught the sports from scratch by some of the UK’s top coaches. 

As the leader board takes shape with each night, the series will culminate in an exhilarating final showdown in which one male champion and one female champion will be crowned.

The first episode, which saw boxing champ Tyson Fury join the panel of experts, saw the famous faces take part in their first live events in Crystal Palace, as the women took on the hurdles before the men battled it out in the 400m race.

There were also two pre-recorded events - the hammer and diving.

In tonight's episode, Holly Willoughby and Freddie Flintoff are live from the London Aquatics Centre and Alex Scott is poolside for coverage of night two.

Tonight's action sees the men compete in the 50m freestyle, whilst the women have the 50m breaststroke to contend with.

Plus, coverage of the men's canoe slalom, and the final round of the mixed synchronised diving.

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