ITV caught up with new ‘correction’ line on Phoenix and Chelcee

The Games – ITV’s new reality show for 2022 – has been caught in a row of ‘fixes’ as the show is accused of Phoenix Gulzar ‘favouritism’.

Accusations of a fix come after Phoenix “wrongly awarded” themselves third place in the leaderboard during last night’s (Tuesday, May 10) episode.

ITV has been accused of favoritism in Phoenix (Credit: ITV)

The 2022 Games: “Fix” is raging

ITV’s new sports reality show The Games has been caught in a new ‘line of fixes’ after yesterday’s episode.

Tensions were reportedly high at the end of last night’s show when Phoenix was ranked above Chelcee Grimes in the rankings.

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This was despite Chelcee beating Phoenix in the 50 breaststroke.

The result didn’t change either, despite the fact that the footage clearly shows Chelcee finishing ahead of Phoenix.

This then reportedly sparked a row of ‘favoritism’ behind the scenes as the stars felt ‘frustrated’ that their hard work was not being rewarded.

Celebrities race in the pool during the Games TV show
Chelcee (top) can clearly be seen ahead of Phoenix (bottom) in the 50m breaststroke (Credit: ITV)

Viewers cry ‘favoritism’

A source spoke to MailOnline about the incident.

“It became clear after watching the footage of the 50m breaststroke that Chelcee beat Phoenix in the race despite her efforts not being reflected in the standings,” they said.

“Many people were stunned that the result had not been changed by the producers for reasons of sporting integrity and fairness, leading to speculation that there might be favoritism among the competitors” , they continued.

“Chelcee in particular, being a former sportswoman, felt frustrated that she was not rewarded for her performance, and therefore her overall position in the competition will be affected.”

Even viewers noticed the error when the Games’ Twitter account posted the results online.

“You may have to rewatch 3rd and 4th because you clearly got it wrong,” one viewer tweeted.

ED! has contacted ITV for comment.

Chelcee Grimes wearing a pale blue vest, smiling on an athletics track on The Games TV show
Chelcee clearly finished ahead of Phoenix in swimming (Credit: ITV)

Chelcee and Phoenix face off

Phoenix and Chelcee clashed backstage after the race, with Chelcee adamant that she had beaten the 23-year-old.

“I like the girl, but I’m not going to get robbed like this,” Chelcee said after the race.

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“If you’re going to recheck that, then recheck yesterday,” Phoenix shot back. She had previously accused Chelcee of pushing her during the 100m hurdles on Monday night (May 9).

Later, Phoenix continued to defend their win.

“They say they want to double check because they say Chelcee came third and I didn’t, but that’s [bleep]“, she fumed.

“I broke my [bleep] off on that.

The Games continue tonight (Wednesday May 11) at 9 p.m. on ITV and ITV Hub.

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