Wes Nelson and singer Chelcee Grimes take home gold on ITV’s The Games

Ex Love Islander Wes Nelson and former Ex On the Beach star Chelcee Grimes reigned victorious as they won ITV game show The Games tonight.

The five-day game show, hosted by This Morning presenter Holly Willoughby and ex-cricketer Andrew ‘Freddie’ Flintoff, saw twelve celebrities go head to head in Olympic-style games.

Celebrities such as former Love Islander Olivia Attwood, Coronation Street’s Ryan Thomas and Paddy McGuinness’ wife Christine McGuinness have all taken part in the games.

After five days of sporting events, in which the 12 celebrities battled it out in events such as Women’s and Men’s Speed Climbing, Women’s Weightlifting and both the Men and Women’s 100m race.

Wes Nelson was crowned the overall champion of The Games
Wes Nelson was crowned the overall champion of The Games

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Wes, 24, won the top prize for the men, whilst Chelcee won the top spot in the women’s category.

After his big win, Wes said: “Aw man, it’s great. The boys have been great pushing each other.”

Chelcee was visibly shocked as she said: “I just want to say a huge thank you to all the girls. I’m so proud of you all so shout out to you all.”

The celebs included ex-Strictly pro and leading man Kevin Clifton, pop star Max George, song writer Chelcee Grimes, model and autism ambassador Christine McGuinness, Coronation Street actor Colson Smith, newsreader Lucrezia Millarini, musician and TV star Wes Nelson, Emmerdale actress Rebecca Sarker, actor Ryan Thomas, Love Island’s Olivia Attwood, Harry Potter’s Josh Herdman and Mel B’s daughter, Phoenix Gulzar-Brown.

Phoenix Brown and Ryan Thomas took home silver medals
Phoenix Brown and Ryan Thomas took home silver medals

Chelcee Grimes and Wes Nelson were awarded gold
Chelcee Grimes and Wes Nelson were awarded gold

The wins came after claims that The Games is “fixed”, after fans tuned in to watch Olivia Attwood, Phoenix Gulzar-Brown, Chelcee Grimes, Christine McGuinness, Lucrezia Millarini and Rebecca Sarker take part in the javelin.

Fans said that the celebrities’ foul throws were ignored to avoid anyone “kicking off” about not hitting the top of the leaderboard.

The show has not been without drama, as there was a dispute between Phoenix and her teammate Rebecca, and their competitor, Christine McGuinness.

Phoenix and Rebecca got into a heated exchange with Paddy McGuinness’ wife Christine after the cycle race, in which Christine said to Phoenix: “I was coming off. I was coming off my seat”.

In the background, Ryan Thomas could be heard saying: “Girls kicking off”.

Rebecca wasn't happy that Christine overtook the derny
Rebecca wasn’t happy that Christine overtook the derny

Rebecca and Phoenix were unintelligible as they challenged Christine’s version of events, leading to Christine saying: “I followed the person in the front to go over the derny.”

Rebecca looked affronted as she said: “Whether you followed them or not, the derny is still there.”

At which point, Rebecca’s teammate Phoenix jumped in and said: “If it was disqualified, she would have gone first”.

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