Holly Willoughby and Freddie Flintoff will be fronting the series – alongside Alex Scott as a pitch-side reporter, and Chris Kamara as commentator.
Viewers will see 12 celebrities being taken out of ‘their comfort zones’ as they are coached and trained in different areas of sport at the athletics arena, the swimming pool, and the gymnasium.
The competitors will also showcase their athletic ability in events from the 100-meter sprint to diving.
But which celebrities are taking part? Here’s everything you need to know.
Who are The Games’ contestants?
Model and autism awareness ambassador Christine McGuinness will be testing her physical and mental strength in the upcoming series.
The 34-year-old recently revealed to fans that competing on the show was tougher than she imagined.
‘I’m not really sure what has happened to my life, to be honest. I don’t think I signed up for this. What a day,’ she said on Instagram.
The mum-of-three is married to presenter Paddy McGuinness.
The reality star has been a regular fixture on screens ever since, going on to feature in The Only Way Is Essex and Celebs Go Dating.
The pop star is certainly no stranger to reality TV as he participated in series 18 of Strictly Come Dancing.
The Gold Forever hitmaker was reportedly invited to join the show after Mark Wright who reportedly quit over text.
Former Strictly pro Kevin Clifton is also part of the line-up.
Although the 39-year-old departed the hit BBC One series in 2020, his big concern over The Games is ‘showing off’ in front of the live crowd.
‘I’m so used to thinking “let’s entertain everyone,”‘ he told Metro.co.uk and other press.
‘It’ll egg me on and I’m worried that my technique will go out the window because I’ll be like “yeah let’s go!”‘
The musician showed off his musical talents on a special edition of the X Factor which resulted in him signing a solo deal with Universal.
The star finished in second place in series 11 of Dancing On Ice.
Ryan – who is engaged to former Towie star Lucy Mecklenburgh – recently revealed the sex of their second baby as they prepare to welcome their new bundle of joy in a matter of days.
The actor also admitted he’s worried that Lucy will go into labour during filming of the series.
Coronation Street star Colson Smith is best known for playing Craig Tinker on the ITV soap.
During the coronavirus pandemic, the actor shared his impressive exercise regime. Colson made the most of his lockdown exercise, raising money for charity while taking part in a virtual 5K and losing 10 stone while Coronation Street filming was paused.
Former Harry Potter star Josh Herdman starred as Gregory Goyle in the Harry Potter film franchise – alongside Daniel Radcliffe and Emma Watson.
Since then, the actor went on to pursue a career as an MMA fighter.
Newsreader Lucrezia Millarini is best known for presenting ITV News London and ITV Lunchtime News.
Similarly to Wes, the star also featured on Dancing On Ice in 2020.
Rebecca Sarker, 47, has appeared in Coronation Street and made various appearances in television series including Doctors, Holby City, The Golden Hour, and EastEnders.
Rebecca first appeared in the Dales in 2018 as Manpreet, when she was covering for Dr Cavanagh at the Abbott Lane Surgery – and took a shine to Rishi when he came in for a check-up.
Chelcee Grimes has written for huge artists including Dua Lipa and Kylie Minogue.
Her long list of songwriting credits include Dua’s Love Again, Dreams and Bad Together, Dua’s collaboration with BLACKPINK, Kiss and Make Up, Kylie’s Million Miles, Louisa Johnson’s So Good, The Saturdays’ Walking Through The Desert and Olly Murs’ Deeper.
Football fans may also recognise the Scouser from her time with Merseyrail Ladies FC, Liverpool Ladies, Everton, Tottenham Hotspur, Tranmere Rovers, and Fulham, and her work with BBC Sport and Sky Sports.
Phoenix Brown is best known as the daughter of former Spice Girls singer Mel B.
The influencer has over 50,000 followers on Instagram and she is also one of the youngest stars taking part in the series.
When does The Games start on ITV?
The first live show of The Games starts on Monday May 9 at 9pm on ITV – and will air airing over consecutive nights on the broadcaster.
Each episode will feature the celebrities’ preparation as they’re taught the sports from scratch by some of the UK’s top coaches. Following their gruelling training programme leading up to the competition, as they aim to reach their peak physical condition.
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 Games starts tonight at 9pm on ITV.
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